TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 12:41 AM (US Central Time)

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service - US)

Estimated travel times of a potential tsunami (National Weather Service – US)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 12:41 AM (US Central Time)

A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis.

Waves appear currently to be variable in strength.

Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available.

UPDATES
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 * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS


...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...


WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES
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TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR...

 * THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH
   CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGED
   POINT CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUIS
   OBISPO/


FOR OTHER US AND CANADIAN PACIFIC COASTS IN NORTH AMERICA -
THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT.


IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS
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 * A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS
   TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE WATER IS EXPECTED.

 * CURRENTS MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL
   STRUCTURES AND MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE TSUNAMI
   ARRIVAL.

 * THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
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 * IF YOU ARE IN AN ADVISORY AREA - MOVE OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF
   HARBORS AND MARINAS.  WIDESPREAD INUNDATION OF LAND IS NOT
   EXPECTED FOR ADVISORY AREAS.

 * BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS.

 * DO NOT GO TO THE COAST TO OBSERVE THE TSUNAMI.

 * DO NOT RETURN TO THE COAST UNTIL LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS
   INDICATE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.


FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY
-----------------------------
                 FORECAST        
                 START OF        
SITE             OF TSUNAMI      
----             ----------       

 * CALIFORNIA
NEWPORT BEACH    0446  PDT SEP 17        
LOS ANGELES HARB 0447  PDT SEP 17        
SANTA BARBARA    0506  PDT SEP 17          
PORT SAN LUIS    0510  PDT SEP 17           


OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED
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                                  TIME               OBSERVED MAX
 SITE                         OF MEASUREMENT         TSUNAMI HEIGHT
 ---------------------------- -------------------    --------------
 VALPARAISO  CHILE            0544 PM  PDT SEP 16        5.9FT
 COQUIMBO  CHILE              0525 PM  PDT SEP 16       15.6FT
 CALDERA  CHILE               0820 PM  PDT SEP 16        3.1FT
 JUAN_FERNANDEZ  CHILE        0523 PM  PDT SEP 16        3.2FT
 ANTOFAGASTA  CHILE           0812 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.7FT
 SAN_FELIX_IS.  CHILE         0517 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.0FT
 TALCAHUANO  CHILE            0709 PM  PDT SEP 16        3.9FT
 CORRAL  CHILE                0745 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.2FT
 ARICA  CHILE                 1006 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.9FT
 LA PUNTA  PERU               1021 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.8FT
 EASTER IS.  CHILE            0953 PM  PDT SEP 16        2.5FT
 BALTRA IS.  ECUADOR          1003 PM  PDT SEP 16        0.3FT
 ANCUD  CHILE                 0803 PM  PDT SEP 16        0.5FT
 BAHIA MANSA  CHILE           0852 PM  PDT SEP 16        0.9FT
 CHANARAL  CHILE              0737 PM  PDT SEP 16        3.8FT
 CORONEL  CHILE               0823 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.5FT
 CONSTITUCION  CHILE          0710 PM  PDT SEP 16        2.7FT
 HUASCO  CHILE                0601 PM  PDT SEP 16        2.5FT
 LEBU  CHILE                  0636 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.3FT
 PAPOSO  CHILE                0451 PM  PDT SEP 16        0.6FT
 PATACHE  CHILE               0951 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.1FT
 PISAGUA  CHILE               0938 PM  PDT SEP 16        0.5FT
 QUIRIQUINA  CHILE            0828 PM  PDT SEP 16        2.4FT
 QUEULE  CHILE                0942 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.0FT
 QUINTERO  CHILE              0504 PM  PDT SEP 16        6.1FT
 SAN ANTONIO  CHILE           0528 PM  PDT SEP 16        3.4FT
 SANTA CRUZ (GALAPAGOS IS.)    1028 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.3FT
 TALTAL  CHILE                0748 PM  PDT SEP 16        1.0FT
 TOCOPILLA  CHILE             0527 PM  PDT SEP 16        0.6FT

 HEIGHT - OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE
          TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
 * MAGNITUDE      8.3
 * ORIGIN TIME    1455 AKDT SEP 16 2015
                  1555  PDT SEP 16 2015
                  2255  UTC SEP 16 2015
 * COORDINATES    31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
 * DEPTH          6 MILES
 * LOCATION       OFF COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE      

California coastal residents are still urged to stay tuned in to local news stations for advisories from NOAA and civil defense.

NOAA Tsunami Alert on Twitter

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio for Los Angeles online, here

List of California NOAA Weather shortwave stations:

Yosemite Turtleback Dome KAD94 162.450 80 Hanford, CA
Big Rock Ridge N. San Francisco Bay KDX54 162.500 100 Monterey, CA
Monterey Mt. Umunhum KEC49 162.550 330 Monterey, CA
Sacramento Fairplay KEC57 162.550 330 Sacramento, CA
San Diego Mt. Woodson KEC62 162.400 100 San Diego, CA
Eureka Mt. Pierce KEC82 162.400 330 Eureka, CA
Coachella Riverside County KIG78 162.400 100 San Diego, CA
Point Arena Cold Springs Peak KIH30 162.550 330 Eureka, CA
San Luis Obispo Cuesta Peak KIH31 162.550 330 Oxnard, CA
Santa Barbara Broadcast Peak KIH34 162.400 330 Oxnard, CA
Fresno Bear Mtn. KIH62 162.400 300 Hanford, CA
Malibu Marine Point Dume KWL22 162.425 300 Oxnard, CA
Los Angeles Mt. Lukens KWO37 162.550 300 Oxnard, CA
Avalon Catalina Island WNG584 162.525 100 Oxnard, CA
San Simeon Hearst Castle WNG592 162.525 100 Oxnard, CA
Conway Summit Bridgeport WNG595 162.525 300 Reno, NV
San Diego Marine Mount Soledad WNG637 162.425 100 San Diego, CA
Contra Costa County Mt. Diablo WNG655 162.425 100 Sacramento, CA
El Paso Mtns. Ridgecrest WNG659 162.425 300 Hanford, CA
Coachella / Spanish Riverside County WNG712 162.525 120 San Diego, CA
Ukiah Laughin Range WNG720 162.525 300 Eureka, CA
Santa Barbara Marine Broadcast Peak WWF62 162.475 100 Oxnard, CA
Monterey Marine Mt. Umunhum WWF64 162.450 100 Monterey, CA
Grass Valley Wolf Creek Mtn. WWF67 162.400 100 Sacramento, CA
Santa Ana Beeks Place WWG21 162.450 100 San Diego, CA
Yuma Black Mtn. WXL87 162.550 100 Phoenix, AZ
Redding South Fork Mtn. WXL88 162.550 100 Sacramento, CA
Bakersfield Shirley Peak WXL89 162.550 100 Hanford, CA
Victorville San Bernadino WXM66 162.500 100 San Diego, CA
Sonoma County Sonoma County WZ2504 162.475 300 Monterey, CA
Sandberg Los Angeles County WZ2505 162.425 100 Oxnard, CA
Bishop Bishop WZ2524 162.425 100 Las Vegas, NV
Horse Mtn Willow Creek WZ2550 162.450 150 Eureka, CA

Number of Stations in California = 34

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