Tsunami Advisory in Puerto Rico 

Active for next 1 hour

National Weather Service

This alert has been updated. (Expired and cancelled now)

Alert area: Culebra; Mayaguez and Vicinity; North Central; Northeast; Northwest; Ponce and Vicinity; San Juan and Vicinity; Southeast; Southwest; Vieques

Posted 1/09/2018

…THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT…
PERSONS LOCATED IN OR NEAR THE OCEAN SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE
WATER… OFF THE BEACH AND AWAY FROM HARBORS… MARINAS… BAYS
AND INLETS.
AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.6 OCCURRED NORTH
OF HONDURAS AT 1052 PM AST ON TUESDAY JANUARY 9 2018.
A HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY THIS NEARBY
EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD SOON IMPACT NEARBY COASTS.
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA… THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO
PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF SEA LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS AND
STRONG OCEAN CURRENTS THAT COULD BE A HAZARD ALONG COASTS…
BEACHES… IN HARBORS… AND IN COASTAL WATERS.
THE HAZARD IS FORECAST TO BEGIN AROUND 123 AM AST ON WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 10 2018 AND IT CAN PERSIST FOR MANY HOURS OR LONGER.
DO NOT GO TO THE SHORE TO OBSERVE THE TSUNAMI.
DO NOT RETURN TO EVACUATED AREAS UNTIL THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN BY
LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
BE ALERT TO AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS BECAUSE THEY MAY HAVE MORE DETAILED OR
SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR YOUR LOCATION.

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During

Stay away from the beach.

Tsunamis can travel hundreds of miles per hour, so you can’t escape if you’re close enough to see one.

If you’re on the beach and the tide suddenly goes out, head inland immediately.

A tsunami is coming and you may only have minutes to escape.

If instructed to evacuate, leave immediately with your family and pets.

Even a short delay to pack possessions could put you in danger.

Move to higher ground.

Find a place that’s at least 100 ft (30 m) above sea level or 2 mi (3 km) inland.

Help children, seniors, and people with disabilities reach safety.

They may not be able to do so on their own.

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