WARNING AREA AND DURATION:
ALERT LIFTED: August 21, 2011.
ALERT EXTENDED until August 22, Noon, EST due to worsening world seismic monitoring activity.
Pacific Ocean, with extra attention on New Zealand, Vanautu, and Fiji until Tuesday, August 21, 2011, Noon EST.
Update: August 21, 2011
World seismic monitors have worsened in their measurements, although no major event has yet occurred.
August 20, 2011
Vanautu has experienced two 7+ earthquakes in the span of 5 hours, one of which was extremely shallow. World quake monitors have become incredibly active around Vanautu, Fiji Islands, Kermadec Islands and New Zealand, leading us to believe that there is a significant possibility of a major quake event in the Pacific region within the next 12-24 hours.
1) If you live in the Pacific region, please remain away from coasts, off of beaches, and on elevated positions.
2) Please remain close to your TV or radio should Tsunami alerts or emergency instructions issued by your government or emergency authority.
3) In the event of a large Pacific quake, immediately abandon any low-lying positions and seek elevation: do NOT return to fetch items until the Tsunami warning has been lifted.