M8 Santa Cruz Isles: tsunami measured

In California, an informational statement has been issued:

PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
625 PM PST TUE FEB 5 2013

…THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA…

* THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESCTRUCTIVE
TSUNAMI IN THE SOURCE REGION.

In the Solomon Islands, the first measurement has been recorded:

OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED
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                                  TIME             OBSERVED MAX
 SITE                         OF MEASUREMENT       TSUNAMI HEIGHT
 ---------------------------- ---------------      --------------
 LUGANVILLE VU        15.5S 167.2E  0243Z   0.11M /  0.4FT  18MIN
 DART 52406            5.3S 165.1E  0206Z   0.04M /  0.1FT  10MIN
 DART 55012           15.8S 158.5E  0237Z   0.17M /  0.6FT  06MIN
 LATA WHARF SB        10.7S 165.8E  0129Z   0.91M /  3.0FT  18MIN

 HEIGHT - OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE
          TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT.

The Tide Gage is on the Island immediately east of the epicenter.
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Category(s): geology, tsunami

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