The advisory and warning regions remain the same. Newobservations are listed below.
The Tsunami Warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of California and Oregon from Point Concepcion, California to the Oregon-Washington border.
The Tsunami Warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of Alaska from Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak) to Attu, Alaska.
The Tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of California from the California-Mexico border to Point Concepcion, California.
The Tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska from the Oregon-Washington border to Amchitka Pass, Alaska (125 miles W of Adak).
A Tsunami Warning means that all coastal residents in the warning area who are near the beach or in low-lying regions should move immediately inland to higher ground and away from all harbors and inlets including those sheltered directly from the sea. Those feeling the earth shake, seeing unusual wave action, or the water level rising or receding may have only a few minutes before the tsunami arrival and should move immediately. Homes and small buildings are not designed to withstand tsunami impacts. Do not stay in these structures.
All residents within the warned area should be alert for instructions broadcast from their local civil authorities. A tsunami has been recorded.
A Tsunami Advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is 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.
Location Lat. Lon. Time Amplitude ------------------------ ----- ------ ------- ----------- Shemya AK 52.7N 174.1E 1130UTC 05.1FT/01.56M Adak AK 51.9N 176.6W 1223UTC 01.8FT/00.56M Midway Is. USA 28.2N 177.4W 1044UTC 05.1FT/01.55M Wake Is. USA 19.3N 166.6E 0918UTC 01.7FT/00.52M Dutch Harbor AK 53.9N 166.5W 1134UTC 01.6FT/00.48M Naha Japan 26.2N 127.7E 1022UTC 01.6FT/00.49M Nikolski AK 52.9N 168.9W 1342UTC 01.9FT/00.59M French Frigate Shoals 23.5N 166.2W 1334UTC 01.8FT/00.56M St Paul Is. AK 57.1N 170.3W 1225UTC 02.0FT/00.61M Sand Point AK 55.3N 160.5W 1347UTC 01.1FT/00.35M Nawiliwili Kauai HI 22.0N 159.4W 1344UTC 02.5FT/00.76M Barbers Point HI 21.5N 158.0W 1312UTC 02.3FT/00.70M Honolulu Oahu HI 21.3N 157.9W 1316UTC 02.2FT/00.66M Kahului Maui HI 20.9N 156.5W 1331UTC 05.7FT/01.74M Hilo HI 19.7N 155.1W 1343UTC 03.4FT/01.04M
Time – Time of measurement. Amp. – 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).
TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK TWO TO THREE HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL ALONG THE NORTH AMERICAN COAST. FORECAST TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WCATWC WEB SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV. THE TSUNAMI CCONTINUES TO IMPACT THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. THE OBSERVATIONS FROM THESE INITIAL WAVES MAY NOT REPRESENT THE HIGHEST IMPACT. Tsunamis can be dangerous waves that are not survivable. Wave heights are amplified by irregular shoreline and are difficult to forecast. Tsunamis often appear as a strong surge and may be preceded by a receding water level. Mariners in water deeper than 600 feet should not be affected by a tsunami. Wave heights will increase rapidly as water shallows. Tsunamis are a series of ocean waves which can be dangerous for several hours after the initial wave arrival. DO NOT return to evacuated areas until an all clear is given by local civil authorities.
Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska should refer to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center messages for information on the event.
This message will be updated in 60 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants.