Friday, July 17, 2009

Earthquake & Tsunamis


Earthquakes & Tsunamis  -- originally posted on July 15




Two significant earthquakes hit near the southwest coast of New Zealand. After the initial quake of 7.8 (at 5:22 am EDT), a second earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit the same area 19 minutes later.

Also of note, a 5.0 magnitude quake occurred in the Pacific south of Alaska between the two NZ quakes.

This is a link of latest activity. Subtract 4 hours from the time to get EDT (it’s in a 24 hour form, so 13 is 1 pm, etc)
www.earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center:
www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/ptwc/

Original tsunami warning for NZ:
www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/ptwc/messages/pacific/2009/pacific.2009.07.15.103013.txt

Tsunami advisory for Hawaii:
www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/ptwc/messages/hawaii/2009/hawaii.2009.07.15.103426.txt