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North Bay Interior Valleys (California)

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 4NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK414 PM PDT TUE SEP 29 2009...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THECOASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA AND OREGON FROM THECALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER......THIS MESSAGE IS INFORMATION ONLY FOR COASTAL AREAS OFWASHINGTON - BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THEOREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER TO ATTU ALASKA...RECOMMENDED ACTIONSA TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THEADVISORY REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE. PERSONSIN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROMTHEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS ARE ONLY ORDERED BYEMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES.- PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THEWATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.THIS MESSAGE IS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE DATA... OBSERVED TSUNAMIAMPLITUDES... HISTORICAL INFORMATION AND FORECAST MODELS.A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN OBSERVED AT THE FOLLOWING SITESLOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL------------------------ ----- ------ ------- -----------APIA WEST SAMOA 13.8S 171.8W 1832UTC 0.70M/2.3FTPAGO PAGO AMER. SAMOA 14.3S 170.7W 1825UTC 1.57M/5.1FTRAROTONGA COOK IS. (NZ 21.2S 159.8E 1950UTC 0.54M/1.8FTLAUTOKA FIJI 17.6S 177.4E 2136UTC 0.05M/0.2FTOWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 2248UTC 0.08M/0.3FTPAPEETE FR. POLYNESIA 17.5S 149.6W 2137UTC 0.14M/0.5FTPENRHYN COOK IS. NZ 9.0S 158.0W 2103UTC 0.08M/0.3FTPORT VILA VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 2239UTC 0.18M/0.6FTFORECASTS INDICATE THAT A TSUNAMI WITH AMPLITUDES IN THE RANGEOF 20 TO 65CM IS EXPECTED ALONG THE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON COAST.TSUNAMIS OF THIS AMPLITUDE CAN GENERATE STRONG CURRENTS DANGEROUSTO THOSE VERY NEAR OR IN THE OCEAN. THE TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED TOBUILD AND REACH ITS MAXIMUM APPROXIMATELY ONE AND A HALF HOURSAFTER THE INITIAL ARRIVAL. TSUNAMI ARRIVAL TIMES AND OTHERAMPLITUDE FORECASTS ARE LISTED IN THE WEB SITE BELOW.TIME - TIME OF MEASUREMENTAMPL - 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 PARAMETERSMAGNITUDE - 8.0TIME - 0948 AKDT SEP 29 20091048 PDT SEP 29 20091748 UTC SEP 29 2009LOCATION - 15.6 SOUTH 172.0 WEST- SAMOA ISLANDS REGIONDEPTH - 21 MILES/33 KMTHE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IN EWA BEACH HAWAII WILLISSUE MESSAGES FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFICOUTSIDE THE STATES AND PROVINCES LISTED ABOVE.TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCINGSTRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THEWATER IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATIONIS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS UNDER AN ADVISORY. CURRENTS MAY BEHAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAYCONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED IN 90 MINUTES OR SOONER IFTHE SITUATION WARRANTS. THE TSUNAMI MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECTUNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITEWCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.PZZ750-655-650-673-670-565-535-530-545-560-455-540-450-356-353-350-255-250-CAZ039>046-087-034-035-515-006-506-508-509-514-505-002-001-ORZ022-002-021-001-300014-.CON.PAAQ.TS.Y.0008.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/COASTAL AREAS BETWEEN AND INCLUDING THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICOBORDER TO THE OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER414 PM PDT TUE SEP 29 2009...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THECOASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA AND OREGON FROM THECALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER...PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THEWATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCINGSTRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEARWATER IS IMMINENT OF EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATIONIS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS IN AN ADVISORY. TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OFWAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVALTIME. ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL FOR SELECTEDSITES IN THE ADVISORY ARE PROVIDED BELOW.SANTA BARBARA-CA 2111 PDT SEP 29 SAN FRANCISCO-CA 2131 PDT SEP 29LA JOLLA-CA 2116 PDT SEP 29 CHARLESTON-OR 2132 PDT SEP 29CRESCENT CITY-CA 2120 PDT SEP 29 SEASIDE-OR 2205 PDT SEP 29FOR ARRIVAL TIMES AT ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS SEEWCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV$$