Powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of El Salvador

August 27, 2012EL SALVADOR – A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador, along the boundary of the Cocos and Caribbean tectonic plates. The depth of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) below the sea-floor. The epicenter of the earthquake was 175 km (109 miles) SSE (157°) from San Salvador, El Salvador. The earthquake reflects growing seismic tension seen building along the lower Pacific, North American, Cocos, and the Caribbean tectonic plates. –The Extinction Protocol
pacific.TSUPAC.2012.08.27.0616 map
Tsunami Information Earthquake Information
Message Time: 27 Aug 2012 05:42 UTC
Message Num: 3
Message Text: click to read
Message Type: Fixed Regional Tsunami Warning Supplement
Warning: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico
Watch: none
ETAs / Obs: none
Preliminary (PTWC) Official (USGS)
Origin Time: 27 Aug 2012 04:37 UTC 27 Aug 2012 04:37 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3 Mwp
(reviewed by PTWC)
7.4
Latitude: 12.7° N 12.3° N
Longitude: 88.5° W 88.5° W
Depth: 54 km (33.6 mi) 52.9 km (32.9 mi)
Location: Off Coast of Central America
More Info.: updated earthquake information from the USGS NEIC
000
WEPA40 PHEB 270542
TSUPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 003
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0542Z 27 AUG 2012

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

NO CHANGE IN STATUS.  WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR INITIAL READINGS
FROM THE NEAREST SEA LEVEL STATIONS.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / EL SALVADOR / HONDURAS / GUATEMALA /
 PANAMA / MEXICO

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  0437Z 27 AUG 2012
 COORDINATES -  12.7 NORTH   88.5 WEST
 DEPTH       -   54 KM
 LOCATION    -  OFF COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.3

EVALUATION

 IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED.  THIS WARNING IS
 BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
 SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
 STRIKE COASTLINES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES
 TO HOURS. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE
 ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL CONTINUE
 TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL GAUGES NEAREST THE REGION AND REPORT IF ANY
 TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY IS OBSERVED. THE WARNING WILL NOT EXPAND
 TO OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED
 TO WARRANT SUCH AN EXPANSION.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

 LOCATION         FORECAST POINT     COORDINATES     ARRIVAL TIME
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 COSTA RICA       CABO_SAN_ELENA     10.9N 274.0E    0526Z 27 AUG
                  PUERTO_QUEPOS       9.4N 275.8E    0553Z 27 AUG
                  CABO_MATAPALO       8.4N 276.7E    0555Z 27 AUG
 NICARAGUA        CORINTO            12.5N 272.8E    0532Z 27 AUG
                  PUERTO_SANDINO     12.2N 273.2E    0539Z 27 AUG
                  SAN_JUAN_DL_SUR    11.2N 274.1E    0551Z 27 AUG
 EL SALVADOR      ACAJUTLA           13.6N 270.2E    0543Z 27 AUG
 HONDURAS         AMAPALA            13.2N 272.4E    0556Z 27 AUG
 GUATEMALA        SIPICATE           13.9N 268.8E    0559Z 27 AUG
 PANAMA           PUNTA_BURICA        8.0N 277.1E    0605Z 27 AUG
                  PUNTA_MALA          7.5N 280.0E    0652Z 27 AUG
                  BALBOA_HTS.         9.0N 280.4E    0912Z 27 AUG
 MEXICO           PUERTO_MADERO      14.8N 267.5E    0606Z 27 AUG

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
Magnitude M 4.7
Region OFF THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR
Date time 2012-08-27 10:59:40.0 UTC
Location 12.12 N ; 88.49 W
Depth 21 km
Distances 1295 km SE Puebla (pop 1,392,099 ; local time 05:59:40.6 2012-08-27)
154 km S San miguel (pop 161,880 ; local time 04:59:40.6 2012-08-27)
129 km S Puerto el triunfo (pop 19,074 ; local time 04:59:40.6 2012-08-27)
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