The current network of Sea Level Stations is one of the most modern and complete in the world and serves not only Chile, but the entire Pacific Tsunami Warning System, including the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC
NTWC and the PTWC
issue watches and warnings to the media and to local, state, national and international officials.
has asked people staying in the threatened coastal areas to "stay alert for information."
did warn of minor sea level fluctuations of up to 0.3 meters (about 1 foot) above and below the normal tide.
A statement issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC
) named the UAE, Oman and Yemen among the countries expected to be impacted this evening.
The NWS operates the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC
) at Ewa Beach, HI, and the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WC/AKTWC) at Palmer, AK.
In a tie-up with the PTWC
following the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people, the JMA currently supplies tsunami watch information to 26 countries along the Indian Ocean as well as 11 countries located in the northwestern Pacific region.
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC
) had warned that the earthquake had "the potential to generate a destructive regional tsunami along coasts located within a thousand kilometres of the earthquake epicentre".
Coast and Geodetic Survey, with the establishment of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC
) headquartered in Honolulu.
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working to develop a system that would co-ordinate the activities of national institutions with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC
) in Hawaii.
Colleagues from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC
) informed her that a magnitude 8 earthquake had occurred somewhere in the eastern Indian Ocean.
A tsunami warning had already been issued for the region by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC
) when the island was hit by the first quake.