2007 Tsunamis



TIB Event List for 2007

With surface wave or moment magnitude (Mw) greater than or equal to 6.5 and a depth no greater than 100m, or an event for which an international warning centre issues a message. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (P) issues; Tsunami Information Bulletins (TIB), Expanding (ERW) or Fixed (FRW) Regional Warnings, Regional Watch/Warnings (RWW), Indian Ocean Watch Bulletins (IO) or Caribbean Tsunami statements (TS). Japan Meteorological Agency (J), issues Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisories (NWPTA), or Indian Ocean Tsunami Watch Information Bulletins (TWI). Epicenter, depth (from GCMT solution) and Mw from USGS (G); from Harvard (H, which changes to GCMT in July 2007), and Mw from PTWC (P) at action time. Height measurements from tide gauges peak to trough or half peak to trough as indicated, otherwise measurement is the greatest value for either inundation or run-up depending on the event.

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12 September 2007, Mw 8.4, Southern Sumatra, Indonesia

 
This earthquake (12 September, 11:10  UTC, 6:10 pm local time) occurred off the southern coast of Sumatra about 130 km (85 miles) from Bengkulu Sumatra, at 4.517°S, 101.382°E with a preliminary depth of 30 km (19 miles). It was a major earthquake with a magnitude of 8.4, felt over a large area. A tsunami of  2.2 m has been measured at Padang Indonesia.  It will be several hours before the major impact of the earthquake and tsunami impact the coastline will be known, given the darkness of nighttime since the earthquake happened.   For more information visit the NEIC website: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqinthenews/2007/us2007hear/ 

1) Alert Information
2) Sea Level
3) Seismic
4) Model Simulations
4) Media
5) Other

 

2 September 2007, Mw 7.2, Santa Cruz Islands


1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey    
3) Sea Level

 

4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations

 

6) Media

 

15 August 2007, Mw 8.0, Near the Coast of Peru

 

This earthquake (2341 UTC) occurred off the coast of Peru about 45 km (25 miles) from Chincha Alta, Peru and 150 km (95 miles) from Lima. The epicenter is calculated to be at 13.358°S, 76.522°W at a depth of 30.2 km.

 

1) Alert Information
2) Sea Level
3) Seismic
4) Model Simulations
4) Media
5) Other

8 August 2007, Mw 7.5, Java, Indonesia

This earthquake (1705 UTC) occurred off the north coast of Java about 100 km (65 miles) E of JAKARTA or about 110 km (70 miles) N of Bandung with a magnitude of 7.5 Mw and depth the 282 km.  At this depth, the earthquake was widely felt (felt reports from most areas of Java island and Malaysia) with relatively little damage. No tsunami wave was generated. 

 

1) Alert Information
2) Sea Level

 

3) Seismic
4) Other
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2 August 2007, Mw 6.7, Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands

1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey

 

3) Sea Level

 

4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations

 

2 August 2007, Mw 6.1, Southern Sakhalin, Russia

This earthquake (0238 UTC) and tsunami was below the threshold for issuing an international tsunami information bulletin.  For the event, the JMA issued a domestic Tsunami Attention for the northern part of the the Japan Sea Coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 0437 UTC.  This was followed immediately by two Tsunami Information bulletins and a Cancellation at 0526 UTC.  The PTWC issued only its unofficial, courtesy earthquake observatory message.

1) Alert Information
2) Sea Level
3) Seismic
4) Other

16 July 2007, Mw 6.6, Near West Cost of Honshu, Japan


1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey    
3) Sea Level

 

4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations

 

6) Media

 

21 April 2007, Mw 6.2, Aisen, Chile

The Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada de Chile (SHOA) reported that a M6.2 earthquake produced a landslide in the fjord area close to Puerto Chacabuco. The landslide generated 3 waves, the bigger, it was reported, was about 6 meters., and it affected a local area only.  A SHOA tide gauge, located 10 km from the landslide, measured only a 0.8 m variation. As of 1400 GMT, 10 people were missing; most were workers from salmon aquaculture farms in the area.  SHOA is the Tsunami National Contact and Tsunami Warning Focal Point for Chile.

1) Alert Information
2) Sea Level
3) Seismic
4) Media

1 April 2007, Mw 8.1, Solomon Islands


1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey
3) Sea Level
4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations
6) Other

25 March 2007, Mw 6.7, Off Noto Penninsula, Honshu, Japan

Overview

1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey    
3) Sea Level

 

4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations

 

6) Media

 

25 March 2007, Mw 7.1, Vanuatu

Overview

1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey    
3) Sea Level

 

4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations

 

6) Media

 

21 January 2007, Mw 7.5, Molucca Sea

Overview

1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey    
3) Sea Level

 

4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations

 

6) Media

 

13 January 2007, Mw 8.1, Kuril Islands

Overview

1) Alert Information
2) Field Survey    
3) Sea Level
4) Seismic
5) Model Simulations
6) Media

 

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