Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirms a Tsunami after a massive quake hits Tonga

March 20th, 2009 - 2:46 am ICT by admin  

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Canter has issued a bulletin confirmed the occurrence of a Tsunami after a destructive earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 has struck the Tonga region.

Sea level readings confirm that a Tsunami was generated. This Tsunami may have been destructive along coastlines of the region near the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region should take appropriate action in response to this possibility. This center will continue to monitor sea level gauges nearest the region and report if any additional Tsunami wave activity. The warning will not expand to other areas of the pacific unless additional data are received to warrant such an expansion.

Affected regions :-
Tonga
Niue
Kermadec Is
American Samoa
Samoa
Wallis-Futuna
Fiji

Hawai also has a threat of Tsunami, however based on available data, there is no destructive Tsunami threat for Hawai.

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