Tsunami Watch Hawaii?

Since the earthquake, there has been a tsunami watch issued for Hawaii, and also a tsunami warning in Japan.
Is that still standing? Where can I check it in detail?

asked by Coconut in Weather | 1867 views | 08-10-2009 at 11:04 PM

A Tsunami Watch is automatically declared by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) for any earthquake magnitude 7.5 or larger (7.0 or larger in the Aleutian Islands) if the epicenter is in an area capable of generating a tsunami. Civil Defense is notified, and the local media is provided with public announcements. PTWC then waits for data from tide gauge stations to confirm whether or not a tsunami has been generated.

PTWC also requests reports on wave activity from tide-gauge stations near the earthquake epicenter. If the stations observe no tsunami activity, the Tsunami Watch is canceled. If the stations report that a tsunami has been generated, a Tsunami Warning is issued for areas that may be impacted in the next hour. The emergency broadcast system alerts the public of the danger, and evacuation begins. Remember, tsunamis travel at 500 miles per hour; as soon as a warning has been issued you should evacuate immediately.

Please check this website for detail information about the tsunami watch in hawaii:

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/

answered by Pocah | 08-10-2009 at 11:06 PM

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