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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1629Z 28 MAR 2005

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THERE IS NO TSUNAMI WARNING
OR WATCH IN EFFECT.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

  ORIGIN TIME -  1610Z 28 MAR 2005
  COORDINATES -   2.3 NORTH   97.1 EAST
  LOCATION    -  NORTHERN SUMATERA  INDONESIA
  MAGNITUDE   -  8.5

EVALUATION

  THIS EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE PACIFIC. NO TSUNAMI THREAT
  EXISTS TO COASTLINES IN THE PACIFIC.

  WARNING... THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A WIDELY
  DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI IN THE OCEAN OR SEAS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE.
  AUTHORITIES IN THOSE REGIONS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY
  AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION.  THIS ACTION SHOULD INCLUDE EVACUATION
  OF COASTS WITHIN A THOUSAND KILOMETERS OF THE EPICENTER AND CLOSE
  MONITORING TO DETERMINE THE NEED FOR EVACUATION FURTHER AWAY.

  THIS CENTER DOES NOT HAVE SEA LEVEL GAUGES OUTSIDE THE PACIFIC
  SO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DETECT OR MEASURE A TSUNAMI IF ONE WAS
  GENERATED. AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME THE DANGER HAS PASSED IF NO
  TSUNAMI WAVES ARE OBSERVED IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER
  WITHIN THREE HOURS OF THE EARTHQUAKE.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE BULLETINS
FOR ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA

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