Following an 8.9 magnitude earthquake which hit off the east coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 at 0546 GMT, tsunami warnings have been issued around the Pacific. This is a list of links to maps detailing expected arrival and travel times for tsunami waves, should they occur. Obviously this information is liable to change very quickly so I’ll update it when I can.
Google Crisis Response Map – Map showing estimated times of arrival. Select the NOAA option and zoom out to see the full map.
US National Weather Forecast Office – Tsunami warnings and advisories for the USA. If there are warnings in place, click the links at the top of these pages for predicted arrival times:
- Northwest Washington
- Northeast Oregon and Southwest Washington
- Southwest Oregon and Northern California
- Northwest California Coast
- San Francisco / Monterey Bay area
- Los Angeles Area
Japan Meteorological Agency – Tsunami warning for Japan.
Weather.com – Warnings, Advisories, Arrival Times for the US West Coast (local times)
BBC News – Pacific Tsunami forecast model showing predicted wave size. Also Hawaii, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines (map at bottom of page. Times in GMT)
Pacific Disaster Center – Travel time maps:
Also see my previous post with the NOAA’s estimated wave travel times and predicted maximum wave amplitude for Pacific countries.