It's heartbreaking, and frankly demoralizing, to know that instead of allowing us to continue to pay rent as we always have, after all of our years of service to the NWS, our homes will now become a vacant waste of taxpayer dollars," said Barry Hirshorn, a geophysicist at the PTWC
at NWSEO member.
Following the great earthquake of March 28, 1964, centered in the Gulf of Alaska, which killed 120 individuals, what had been examples of national collective action became international in nature when, in 1965, the existing national warning centers were brought together to form an international warning center, the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (TWSP), hosted by the United States at its PTWC
3 to 1 meters above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Papua New Guinea," PTWC
said in its Tuesday alert.
Schatz is a strong supporter of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and is committed to keeping the PTWC
warned: "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region near the epicentre within minutes to hours.
The tsunami warning was originally issued for the the Philippines, as well as Belau, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Northern Marianas, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, and Yap, per the PTWC
said some parts of the southern and eastern Philippines did witness a tsunami, but the waves only measured 16cm (6in).
Coastal evacuationThe PTWC
advised that authorities in the region "take immediate action to evacuate coastal areas".