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#339219 - 05/28/09 05:00 AM Earthquake
SimonB Offline
There was an earthquake of 4.9 in the evening but the 7.1 at 2:30am really shook things up.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2009heak.html#details

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 7.1
Date-Time Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 08:24:45 UTC
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 03:24:45 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 16.783°N, 86.166°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region OFFSHORE HONDURAS
Distances 130 km (80 miles) NNE of La Ceiba, Honduras
225 km (140 miles) N of Juticalpa, Honduras
320 km (200 miles) NNE of TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
1170 km (730 miles) SSW of Miami, Florida

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.3 km (3.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=119, Nph=119, Dmin=323.9 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=6
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID us2009heak

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.


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#339220 - 05/28/09 05:17 AM Re: Earthquake [Re: SimonB]
vondo Offline
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/caribe/2009/caribe.2009.05.28.083355.txt

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0833 UTC THU MAY 28 2009

THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO COUNTRIES WITHIN AND BORDERING THE
CARIBBEAN SEA...EXCEPT FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

... A LOCAL TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

HONDURAS / BELIZE / GUATEMALA

FOR OTHER AREAS OF THE CARIBBEAN COVERED BY THIS MESSAGE...IT IS
FOR INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0825Z 28 MAY 2009
COORDINATES - 16.7 NORTH 86.3 WEST
LOCATION - NORTH OF HONDURAS
MAGNITUDE - 7.3

EVALUATION

A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER - THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL TSUNAMI THAT
COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A HUNDRED
KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES FOR THE
REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY.
AREAS FURTHER FROM THE EPICENTER COULD EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA
LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG OR UNUSUAL COASTAL CURRENTS.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. 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
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
HONDURAS PUERTO CORTES 15.9N 88.0W 0848Z 28 MAY
TRUJILLO 15.9N 86.0W 0856Z 28 MAY
BELIZE BELIZE CITY 17.5N 88.2W 0908Z 28 MAY
GUATEMALA PUERTO BARRIOS 15.7N 88.6W 0919Z 28 MAY

ADDITIONAL BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT AS MORE INFORMATION
BECOMES AVAILABLE.

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#339221 - 05/28/09 05:20 AM I feel the earth move...under my feet...
Monel Offline
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If we give Peas a chance won't the Lima Beans feel left out ?

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#339223 - 05/28/09 05:46 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: Monel]
SimonB Offline
Reef Radio will go on air in a few minutes with updates.

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#339225 - 05/28/09 06:03 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: SimonB]
els Offline
Hi I am Els and I'm from Belgium. My sister lives in Belize. I wanna know how the situation is right now. I have heard in Belgium that there was a earthquake and there will be a tsunami. Is this true?

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#339226 - 05/28/09 06:05 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: els]
SimonB Offline
"there was a earthquake and there will be a tsunami" Everything is fine right now, see the posts above for what we have on any Tsunami news.

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#339227 - 05/28/09 06:07 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: SimonB]
els Offline
Do you need to evacuate? Is there any damage in Belize? My sister owns Portofino resort and I can't contact her.

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#339228 - 05/28/09 06:10 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: els]
SimonB Offline
I suggest you log into Reef Radio or Love FM for news. There is nothing going on here right now, I'm 6 miles South of Portofino.

http://reefradiofm.tripod.com/

http://www.lovefm.com/

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#339229 - 05/28/09 06:13 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: SimonB]
els Offline
Thanks simon for the information.

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#339230 - 05/28/09 06:16 AM Re: I feel the earth move...under my feet... [Re: SimonB]
SimonB Offline
According to NEMO on LoveFM the Tsunami warning has been lifted. They are saying to be cautious about bridges throughout the country. They also say there was some damage down in the South end of the country. They are sending teams to Monkey River.

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