Exercise Pacific Wave 11



Historical Tsunami & Seismicity Maps

Regional historical earthquake seismicity and tsunami maps for Exercise Pacific Wave 11 scenarios.

Maps and data from the US Geological Survey (World Data Center - Seismology, through 2010), and the US NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (World Data Center - Marine Geology and Geophysics/Tsunamis, through 2011).

Further event details can be found by visiting their web sites:  

   Historical Tsunami, Earthquake, and Volcanic Eruption Database (GoogleEarth kmz file, requires internet to view)  

Northwest Pacific (Kamchatka – Kurils - Ryukyu)


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Historical Tsunamis Kuril-Kamchatka (PDF, 15 MB)


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Historical Seismicity Kuril-Kamchatka (PDF, 16 MB)


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Historical Tsunamis Japan (PDF, 16 MB)


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Historical Seismicity Japan
(PDF, 19 MB)

These maps cover the scenarios Kamchatka (Kuril-Kamchatka Trench) and Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-Shoto Trench).

 

South China Sea – Western Pacific (Manila Trench – Philippines Trench)

 

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Historical Tsunamis Western Pacific (PDF, 25 MB)


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Historical Seismicity Western Pacific (PDF, 11 MB)

These maps cover the scenarios around the Philippines, South China Sea (Manila Trench) and Pacific Ocean (Philippines Trench)

 

Southwest Pacific (New Hebrides, Tonga Trenches)

 

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Historical Tsunamis Southwest Pacific (PDF, 15 MB)


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Historical Seismicity
Southwest Pacific
(PDF, 15 MB)

These maps cover the scenarios Vanuatu (New Hebrides Trench) and Tonga (Tonga Trench).

 

South America (Chile-Peru, Colombia-Ecuador Trenches)


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Historical Tsunamis South America (PDF, 25 MB)

 


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Historical Seismicity South America
(PDF, 16 MB)

These maps cover the scenarios Central Chile (Peru-Chile Trench) and Ecuador (Colombia – Ecuador Trench).

 

Central America (Middle America Trench)


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Historical Tsunamis Central America (PDF, 22 MB)


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Historical Seismicity Mexico
(PDF, 15 MB)


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Historical Seismicity Central America
(PDF, 15 MB)

These maps cover the scenario Central America (Middle America Trench).

 

Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Trench)


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Historical Tsunamis Aleutians (PDF, 15 MB)

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Historical Seismicity Aleutians
(PDF, 16 MB)

These maps cover the scenario Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Trench).


Tsunami Travel Time Maps


Tsunami Travel Time Maps for Exercise Pacific Wave 11 scenarios. 

Travel times are calculated using a point source corresponding to the earthquake epicenter.
Click here for summary listing of the earthquake hypocenters.

The software (TTT SDK, Geoware) is used by the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and is available to tsunami warning centers and responsible national tsunami agencies from ITIC/NGDC.


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Kamchatka (Kuril-Kamchatka Trench)


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Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-Shoto Trench)


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Philippines - South China Sea
(Manila Trench)


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Philippines - Pacific Ocean
(Philippines Trench)


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Vanuatu (New Hebrides Trench)


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Tonga (Tonga Trench)


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Central Chile (Peru-Chile Trench)


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Ecuador (Colombia – Ecuador Trench)


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Central America (Middle America Trench)


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Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Trench)



Exercise Pacific Wave 11

9-10 November 2011

 NEWS  Smile

Exercise Pacific Wave 11 Summary Report (draft) (update 31 March 2013) Smile (Download here)

 

PacWave11 was held on 9-10 November 2011 as a multi-scenario exercise that allowed all PTWS countries to exercise.  Altogether, 38 countries confirmed their participation.  This was the largest number of countries to exercise since the Pacific started its international warning and communication exercises in 2006 and 2008.

The exercise aimed to strengthen each country's preparedness and response to local and regional tsunamis, which can wreak havoc in minutes as we saw in the 2009 Samoa, 2010 Chile, and 2011 Japan tsunami disasters.  During PacWave11, the US's PTWC and WC/ATWC, and Japan's NWPTAC issued tsunami alerts for 10 tsunami source scenarios from around the Pacific.  Countries then exercised their decision-making protocols to issue national warnings to their stakeholders and the public.  In some countries, exercises continued down to the local levels and included community and school evacuations.

PacWave 11 also introduced the new tsunami advisory products of the PTWC that were proposed by the PTWS Enhanced Tsunami Warning Products Task Team and approved by ICG/PTWS-XXIV.  IOC Circular Letter 2390 was issued on 13 May 2011 announcing the exercise and requesting PTWS Countries to nominate a PacWave11 focal point.  IOC Manual and Guides 58 on How to Plan, Conduct, and Evaluate Tsunami Exercises was issued in July 2011.  The PacWave11 Exercise Manual (IOC TS 97) was published in August 2011.  UNESCO issued a media advisory on 5 November 2011.

During the post-exercise phase, each country will be submitting their evaluation questionnaire (english, spanish, due 12 February 2012) to report on their exercise and provide feedback to the new products.  The PTWS Exercise Task Team, Enhancing Tsunami Products Task Team, and Steering Committee will meet jointly afterwards to discuss results.  The PacWave11 Summary Report is expected to be available by June 2012.

Exercise Pacific Wave 11 was organized by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission through its Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS).  ITIC and New Zealand served as PacWave11 coordinators.

 

 

There are 10 scenarios available. Click here for summary listing of the earthquake hypocenters.

  • Kamchatka (Kuril-Kamchatka Trench)
  • Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-Shoto Trench)
  • Philippines - South China Sea (Manila Trench)
  • Philippines - Pacific Ocean (Philippines Trench)
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides Trench)
  • Tonga (Tonga Trench)
  • Central Chile (Peru-Chile Trench)
  • Ecuador (Colombia – Ecuador Trench)
  • Central America (Middle America Trench)
  • Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Trench)

Pacwave 11 Flyer
Click to download flyer

 

 

Exercise Documents Document Title
Recommendation ICG/PTWS-XXIII.2 PTWS EXERCISES (Feb 2009)
DOC (42.5 KB)
PacWave11 Announcement, IOC Circular Letter No. 2390 (May 2011)
PDF (146 KB)
PTWS Exercises Task Team Meeting Report, March 2-4, 2011 DOC (58 KB)
PTWS Exercises Task Team Report, ICG/PTWS-XXIV (May 2011)
Report (DOC)
Summary Powerpoint (PPT)

DOC (58.0 KB)
 PPT (3 MB)
PTWS Enhancing Tsunami Warning Products Task Team Report,
ICG/PTWS-XXIV (May 2011)
Report (PDF)   
Summary Powerpoint (PDF)


PDF (48 KB)
PDF (3 MB)

How to Plan, Conduct, and Evaluate Tsunami Exercises  IOC Manual and Guides 58, draft Jul 2011
Document, English (PDF)
Document, Spanish (PDF)
Summary Powerpoint (PPT, Oct 2011)

 

PDF (926 KB)
PDF (446 KB)
PPT (3 MB)

PTWS Operational Users Guide, IOC TS 87, 2nd Edition, Jul 2011
(describes current international alert services)
English



 PDF (1.6 MB)

PacWave11 Exercise Manual, IOC TS 97, Vol 1, Aug 22, 2011  (includes description of PTWC new experimental products)
English 

Spanish



PDF (1.3 MB).
MSword (1.4 MB)
PDF (1.1 MB)
PacWave11 Overview Flyer
English (PDF)

Spanish (PDF)

PDF (277 KB),
High Res PDF (7 MB)
PDF (262 KB)
High Res PDF
(7 MB)
PacWave11 Overview - Summary Powerpoint (Oct 2011)
English (PDF, PPT)


PDF (1.2 MB)
PPT (20.6 MB)
PacWave11 Scenarios - PTWC Experimental New Products (Oct 2011)
RIFT preliminary model results
Energy Plot, Coastal Forecast (PDF, PPT)

PDF (3.4 MB) 
PPT
(18.2 MB)

PTWC Experimental New Products (Nov 2011)
PTWC Coastal Zones, WC/ATWC AOR (KMZ)
WDC/NGDC Hazards Database (Tsunami, EQ, Volcano, req internet)

Experiment New Products Guide (PDF)


KMZ

KMZ

PDF

PacWave11 Master Schedule of Events List (Nov 2011) 
PTWC, NWPTAC, WC/ATWC


XLS

PacWave11 Scenarios - Messages (Nov 2011) 
PTWC (Current, New), JMA NWPTAC, WC/ATWC - All Messages
PTWC New: Graphical (PPT - 5MB; PDF - 2MB; KMZ), Text (Table, PDF)
1.  Kamchatka (Kuril-Kamchatka Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




2.  Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-Shoto Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




3.  Philippines - South China Sea (Manila Trench) . . . . . . . . . . .




4.  Philippines - Pacific Ocean (Philippines Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . 



5.  Vanuatu (New Hebrides Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



6.  Tonga (Tonga Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




7.  Central Chile (Peru-Chile Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




8.  Ecuador (Colombia – Ecuador Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




9.  Central America (Middle America Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .




10.   Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Trench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 




PT-C, JMA
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)


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PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C, JMA
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C, JMA,

PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C,
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

PT-C,WCAT
PT-N-Graphic (PPT, PDF)
PT-N-Table (PDF) (KMZ)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacwave11 Historical Tsunami & Seismicity Maps HTML
Pacwave11 Scenarios - Tsunami Travel Time Maps

HTML

Pacwave11 Scenarios - Earthquake Hypocenters Msword

PacWave11 Exercise Evaluation Questionnaire (Annex VI, IOC TS 97, Vol 1)  - DUE 12 February 2012
English 

Spanish

 

Msword (english)
Online (english)

Msword (spanish)

Online 
 (spanish)

PacWave11 - UNESCO Media Advisory (4 Nov 2011, corr 5 Nov)
English
French


PDF (english)
PDF (french)  

PacWave11 - US NOAA Media Advisory - APEC mtg, 8 Nov 2011) 

PDF (english)

PacWave11 - Participating Countries, update 11 Nov 2011

PDF (english)

Exercise Pacific Wave 11 Summary Report (draft) (31 March 2013)  Smile
PacWave11 Task Team report (24 April 2013)  Smile

PDF (9.3 MB)
PDF (555 KB)

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