Pacific Tsunami warning center issues “local tsunami” warning for Andaman Islands

The earthquake that happened moments ago has a tsunami warning, no major tsunami’s are expected but as the Pacific Tsunami warning center says there might be "local" tsunamis. 

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 2006Z 31 MAY 2010

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

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

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 -  1952Z 31 MAY 2010
 COORDINATES -  11.1 NORTH   93.5 EAST
 DEPTH       -   33 KM
 LOCATION    -  ANDAMAN ISLANDS  INDIA REGION
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.6

EVALUATION

 THIS EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE PACIFIC. NO TSUNAMI THREAT
 EXISTS TO COASTLINES IN THE PACIFIC.

 HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
 TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
 A FEW HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
 IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

 THIS CENTER MONITORS ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEA LEVEL GAUGES
 OUTSIDE THE PACIFIC SO IT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO QUICKLY DETECT OR
 MEASURE A TSUNAMI IF ONE WAS GENERATED. AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
 THE DANGER HAS PASSED IF NO TSUNAMI WAVES ARE OBSERVED NEAR THE
 EPICENTER WITHIN AN HOUR OF THE EARTHQUAKE.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS 

FOR ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA…WASHINGTON…OREGON…CALIFORNIA. 

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