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
An hour later, she got a call from Charles McCreery, director of PTWC
3 to 1 meters above the tide level are possible for some coasts of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea," PTWC
said, adding: "No Tsunami threat for all other areas.
estimated that it occurred at a depth of 50 kilometers (31 miles) and issued a tsunami threat message.
has earlier issued a tsunami warning, based on the earthquake magnitude, to South Pacific Islands following the powerful temblor.
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said tsunami waves were possible not only in Papua New Guinea but also in Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Nauru, Kosrae and Vanuatu.
Coastal evacuationThe PTWC
advised that authorities in the region "take immediate action to evacuate coastal areas".
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