Tsunami Advisory

Check out this graphic representation of how energy from the Chilean Earthquake is expected to dissipate across the Pacific and this animated model of the Chilean tsunami created by the Earthquake Research Institute of Tokyo.

Here are the latest official statements:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CA
 1100 AM PST SAT FEB 27 2010

 .DISCUSSION...AS OF 11:00 AM PST SATURDAY...UPDATE FOR LATEST
 TSUNAMI INFO:

 .TSUNAMI...HERE IS LATEST INTEL FROM JUST FINISHED 10:30 AM CONF
 CALL WITH THE TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER. BIGGEST CONCERN WILL BE SOUTH
 TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES. OUTSIDE OF OUR AREA THE LATEST MODEL
 RUNS SHOW A 4.6 FOOT WAVE AT PISMO BEACH IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY.
 NO REAL CHANGE IN WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES WITH 12:31 PM AT SANTA BARBARA
 AND 1:26 PM AT SAN FRANCISCO. FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS STILL 3.3 FEET
 FOR HALF MOON BAY AND 0.7 FEET FOR SAN FRANCISCO. LOCAL AREAS OF
 INCREASED CONCERN WOULD BE NORTH SIDE OF MONTEREY BAY IN THE
 VICINITY OF SANTA CRUZ/CAPITOLA. ALSO SAN MATEO COAST AND HALF MOON
 BAY AS WELL AS THE MARIN COAST. HOPEFULLY THE FRESH IMAGES OF THE
 MAVERICKS WAVE EVENT WILL HELP TO KEEP PEOPLE CLEAR OF THE AREA
 BEACHES. EVEN THOUGH INTITIAL WAVES WILL ARRIVE AFTER MIDDAY....THE
 PEAK WAVE ACTION MAY BE DELAYED SEVERAL HOURS. BEST COURSE OF ACTION
 WILL BE TO STAY AWAY FROM THE COAST THE REST OF TODAY...INCLUDING
 SURFERS. PLEASE HELP LOCAL OFFICIALS BY TAKING THIS TSUANMI ADVISORY
 SERIOUSLY AND RESIST THE URGE TO VISIT THE BEACHES/COAST. COAST GUARD
 AND OTHER AGENCIES ARE ALREADY SWAMPED. MORE INFO AS IT BECOMES
 AVAILABLE.
***
...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON - BRITISH
COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO
ATTU ALASKA...
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH COULD IMPACT THE ADVISORY
REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL
AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY
OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE
AGENCIES.
- PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE
WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.
THIS MESSAGE IS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE DATA... OBSERVED TSUNAMI
AMPLITUDES... HISTORICAL INFORMATION AND FORECAST MODELS.
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN OBSERVED AT THE FOLLOWING SITES
LOCATION                   LAT    LON     TIME        AMPL
------------------------  -----  ------  -------     -----------
SANTA MONICA  CA          34.0N  118.5W  2024UTC     0.64M/2.1FT
RIKITEA  FR. POLYNESIA    23.1S  135.0W  1737UTC     0.28M/0.9FT
SAN FELIX  CHILE          26.3S   80.1W  0841UTC     0.59M/2.0FT
SANTA CRUZ  GALAPAGOS E    0.5S   90.2W  1240UTC     1.08M/3.5FT
WAITANGI  CHATHAM ISLAN   43.9S  176.6W  1932UTC     0.55M/1.8FT
RAOUL IS.  FISHING DOCK   29.3S  177.9W  1937UTC     0.26M/0.9FT
PAGO PAGO  AMER. SAMOA    14.3S  170.7W  2030UTC     0.43M/1.4FT
OWENGA  CHATHAM  NZ       44.0S  176.4W  2003UTC     0.75M/2.5FT
BALTRA  ECUADOR            0.4S   90.3W  1430UTC     0.45M/1.5FT
QUEPO  COSTA RICA          9.4N   84.2W  1417UTC     0.27M/0.9FT
TSUNAMI FORECASTS AT SELECTED POINTS - MORE ON WEB SITE
LA JOLLA  CA     0.8M/2.6 FT    LOS ANGELES  CA  0.8M/2.6 FT
MALIBU  CA       1.0M/3.3 FT    PISMO BEACH  CA  1.4M/4.6 FT
HALF MOON BAY  CA 1.0M/3.3 FT   SAN DIEGO  CA   0.4M/1.3 FT
HUMBOLDT BAY  CA  0.4M/1.3FT    CRESCENT CITY  CA 0.6M/2.0 FT
SANTA MONICA  CA  1.2M/3.9 FT   MOCLIPS  WA      0.4M/1.3 FT
SANTA BARBARA  CA 0.8M/2.6 FT   LAGUNA BEACH  CA 0.9M/2.9 FT
SEWARD  AK        0.4M/1.3 FT   KODIAK  AK       0.7M/2.3 FT
FORECASTS INDICATE THE EXPECTED HEIGHT ABOVE NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
TSUNAMIS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK TWO TO FOUR HOURS AFTER ARRIVAL.
TIME - TIME OF MEASUREMENT
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
MAGNITUDE - 8.8
TIME      - 2134 AKST FEB 26 2010
2234  PST FEB 26 2010
0634  UTC FEB 27 2010
LOCATION  - 36.1 SOUTH 72.6 WEST
- NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
DEPTH     - 34 MILES/55 KM
THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IN EWA BEACH HAWAII WILL
ISSUE MESSAGES FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC
OUTSIDE THE STATES AND PROVINCES PREVIOUSLY LISTED.
TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE
WATER IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED.  SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION
IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS UNDER AN ADVISORY.  CURRENTS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAY
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.
THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN 60 MINUTES OR SOONER IF
THE SITUATION WARRANTS. THE TSUNAMI MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON - BRITISH
COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO
ATTU ALASKA...
PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE
WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.
TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR
WATER IS IMMINENT OF EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION
IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS IN AN ADVISORY. TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OF
WAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL
TIME. ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL FOR SELECTED
SITES IN THE ADVISORY ARE PROVIDED BELOW.
SANTA BARBARA-CA 1231  PST FEB 27  KODIAK-AK        1628 AKST FEB 27
SAN FRANCISCO-CA 1326  PST FEB 27  SAND PT.-AK      1629 AKST FEB 27
CRESCENT CITY-CA 1346  PST FEB 27  JUNEAU-AK        1635 AKST FEB 27
CHARLESTON-OR    1402  PST FEB 27  DUTCH HARBOR-AK  1638 AKST FEB 27
SEASIDE-OR       1446  PST FEB 27  SEWARD-AK        1639 AKST FEB 27
WESTPORT-WA      1457  PST FEB 27  ADAK-AK          1642 AKST FEB 27
NEAH BAY-WA      1507  PST FEB 27  VALDEZ-AK        1657 AKST FEB 27
TOFINO-BC        1515  PST FEB 27  CORDOVA-AK       1706 AKST FEB 27
LANGARA-BC       1551  PST FEB 27  COLD BAY-AK      1709 AKST FEB 27
SITKA-AK         1529 AKST FEB 27  SHEMYA-AK        1721 AKST FEB 27
KETCHIKAN-AK     1549 AKST FEB 27  HOMER-AK         1739 AKST FEB 27
YAKUTAT-AK       1619 AKST FEB 27
FOR ARRIVAL TIMES AT ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS SEE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV
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