TSUNAMI of 26 November 1999
A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred at 1321 UTC 26 November 1999 and was located near the Vanuatu Islands.(16.3S 168.3E).
The earthquake produced a tsunami that was recorded at the following tide gages (operated by the National Tidal Facility of the Flinders University of South Australia, NOAA/National Ocean Survey, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center):
Location Maximum Observed Height
Port Vila, Vanuatu Approx. 1.2m ptt = Peak to Trough Lautoka, Fiji Approx. 25cm ptt Funafuti, Tuvalu < 10cm ptt Nauru < 10cm ptt Apia, Samoa Approx. 10cm ptt Pago Pago, American Samoa 20cm ptt Niue 15cm ptt Kwajalein, Marshall Is. < 10cm ptt Papeete, Tahiti < 10cm Chatham I., New Zealand 10cm Wake I. < 10cm Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii 20cm ptt Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 10cm ptt Kahului, Maui, Hawaii 20cm ptt Kawaihae, Hawaii, Hawaii < 10cm Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii 10cm Pt. San Luis, California 10cm
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