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TSUNAMI MESSAGE

A TSUNAMI WATCH was ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII  AT
0748 AM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0739 AM HST 08 DEC 2016
   COORDINATES - 10.7 SOUTH  161.4 EAST
   LOCATION    - SOLOMON ISLANDS
   MAGNITUDE   - 7.7  MOMENT

FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS
WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.

Estimated travel times for tsunami waves.

Estimated travel times for tsunami waves.

FOR SOLOMON ISLANDS
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
1746 UTC THU DEC 8 2016

...PTWC TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * MAGNITUDE      8.0
  * ORIGIN TIME    1739 UTC DEC 8 2016
  * COORDINATES    10.7 SOUTH  161.4 EAST
  * DEPTH          40 KM / 25 MILES
  * LOCATION       SOLOMON ISLANDS

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  * GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
    SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL
    POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN
    EVALUATION... PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

  * PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
    FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND
    LOCAL AUTHORITIES.


ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
--------------------------

  * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
    FOR PLACES WITH A POTENTIAL TSUNAMI THREAT. ACTUAL ARRIVAL
    TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
    LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
    WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION         REGION             COORDINATES    ETA(UTC)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    KIRAKIRA         SOLOMON ISLANDS   10.4S 161.9E   1807 12/08
    AUKI             SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.8S 160.6E   1813 12/08
    HONIARA          SOLOMON ISLANDS    9.3S 160.0E   1824 12/08
    SANTA CRUZ ISLA  SOLOMON ISLANDS   10.9S 165.9E   1837 12/08
    MUNDA            SOLOMON ISLANDS    8.4S 157.2E   1842 12/08
    FALAMAE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.4S 155.6E   1846 12/08
    GHATERE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    7.8S 159.2E   1849 12/08
    ESPERITU SANTO   VANUATU           15.1S 167.3E   1853 12/08
    AMUN             PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.0S 154.7E   1904 12/08
    PANGGOE          SOLOMON ISLANDS    6.9S 157.2E   1904 12/08
    WOODLARK ISLAND  PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.0S 152.9E   1905 12/08
    RABAUL           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   4.2S 152.3E   1923 12/08
    KIETA            PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.1S 155.6E   1924 12/08
    ANATOM ISLAND    VANUATU           20.2S 169.9E   1943 12/08
    NAURU            NAURU              0.5S 166.9E   1948 12/08
    ULAMONA          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.0S 151.3E   1959 12/08
    LAE              PAPUA NEW GUINEA   6.8S 147.0E   1959 12/08
    NOUMEA           NEW CALEDONIA     22.3S 166.5E   2006 12/08
    KAVIENG          PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.5S 150.7E   2009 12/08
    FUNAFUTI ISLAND  TUVALU             7.9S 178.5E   2018 12/08
    PORT MORESBY     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   9.3S 146.9E   2022 12/08
    MADANG           PAPUA NEW GUINEA   5.2S 145.8E   2032 12/08
    KOSRAE ISLAND    KOSRAE             5.5N 163.0E   2035 12/08
    MANUS ISLAND     PAPUA NEW GUINEA   2.0S 147.5E   2042 12/08


POTENTIAL IMPACTS
-----------------

  * A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
    CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST
    FOR MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE.

  * IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO
    THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION
    OF THE SHORELINE.

  * IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
    THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES.

  * PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE
    CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.

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