-DLC- Posted January 15, 2022 Share Posted January 15, 2022 Tsunami Advisory for Notification Zones A, B, C & D: Volcanic Eruption near the Tonga Islands. January 15, 2022. January 15, 2022 at 7:50 am A volcanic eruption has occurred near the Tonga Islands resulting in a Tsunami Advisory for the north coast and Haida Gwaii, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the Juan de Fuca Strait coast. Preliminary Parameters The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary assessment and changes may occur. Event: Volcanic Eruption Depth: 1 miles Location: Tonga Islands Origin Time: 2027 PST Jan 14 2022 Coordinates: 20.5 South 175.4 West Notification Zones: This Tsunami Advisory includes the following zones of coastal British Columbia: Zone A: the North Coast and Haida Gwaii. Zone B: the Central Coast and Northeast Vancouver Island Coast, including Kitimat, Bella Coola and Port Hardy. Zone C: the Outer West Coast of Vancouver Island from Cape Scott to Port Renfrew. Zone D: the Juan de Fuca Strait from Jordan River to Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Peninsula. Forecast of Wave Activity Arrival Times: Langara: 0830 PST Jan 15 Tofino: 0850 PST Jan 15 Recommended Actions: People in coastal areas that are at risk are advised to stay away from the shoreline and heed instructions from local authorities. If you are in a tsunami advisory area: Do not go to the shore to observe the tsunami. Move out of the water, off the beach, and away from harbors, marinas, breakwaters, bays and inlets. Be alert to and follow instructions from your local emergency officials because they may have more detailed or specific information for your location. Do not return to the coast until local emergency officials indicate it is safe to do so. Boat operators: where time and conditions permit, move your boat out to sea to a depth of at least 180 feet; if at sea avoid entering shallow water, harbors, marinas, bays, and inlets to avoid floating and submerged debris and strong currents. 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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