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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 7.9 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 14:42:09 UTC
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 08:42:09 AM at epicenter
Location 9.931°N, 85.462°W
Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
Region OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA
Distances 80 km (50 miles) S (180°) from Liberia, Costa Rica
151 km (94 miles) SSW (209°) from San Carlos, Nicaragua
153 km (95 miles) W (268°) from SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Location Uncertainty Error estimate not available
Parameters NST= 38, Nph= 38, Dmin=148.1 km, Rmss=1.42 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=1
Source West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS
Event ID at00m9vsu9
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
According to www.breakingnews.com... the tsunami warning is for the whole Carribean.
Any one who is from there or has family there should contact them to try and find higher ground until we can confim there is no tsunami to worry about.
WEHW42 PHEB 051451
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
451 AM HST WED SEP 05 2012
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0442 AM HST 05 SEP 2012
COORDINATES - 9.9 NORTH 85.5 WEST
LOCATION - OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT
THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED AN EXPANDING
REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH FOR PARTS OF THE PACIFIC
LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. AN EVALUATION OF THE PACIFIC
WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT IS UNDERWAY AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
HAWAII COULD BE ELEVATED TO A WATCH OR WARNING STATUS.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL
0243 PM HST WED 05 SEP 2012
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
UPDATE: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami watch for Caribbean canceled; message was meant for Pacific
Chile's navy declares tsunami alert warning for country's coastline following Costa Rica quake - @Reuters; USGS revises magnitude to 7.6