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How the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Works

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) provides tsunami warnings for Hawai‘i, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, plus threat advice for countries throughout the Pacific and Caribbean. For local warnings, PTWC does this within minutes after an earthquake. For distant tsunamis, information is issued within seven minutes. How? Dr. Nathan Becker, Senior Oceanographer, describes PTWC operations. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: Tues., April 3 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium