Réunion: Tsunami Warning in the Vight from Tuesday to Wednesday

10 years, 7 months ago - January 11, 2012
An earthquake could cause a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, including Réunion, prompting the prefect of the sister island to trigger at 00 hours (the night of Tuesday to Wednesday) the level of alert Level yellow Orsec Tsunami Plan. During the night, this warning has been lifted.

The National Center for Tsunami Warning in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday informed the countries bordering the Indian Ocean to the occurrence of an earthquake at sea on the west coast of northern Sumatra. The earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday (time of meeting).  According to scientific estimates, such a quake of magnitude 7.3 can cause the arrival of a series of waves (or run up) a height of less than 0.50 meters at the meeting.

Therefore, the prefect of the Réunion decided on the outbreak, 00 hours, level 1 "yellow alert" plan ORSEC Tsunami. Overnight expertise has allowed scientists to reclassify the event as non-risk the territories of the Indian Ocean.

Vigilance heavy rains continued until 17 hours

A "minimum low pressure" was formed between Madagascar and Reunion, and causes precipitation. On the night of Wednesday, the rainfall maximum 3 hours were found in the Plain of Palmistes with 75 mm, the lodging of Bellecombe with 92 mm to 100 mm with Salazie and Takamaka with 102 mm.

During the day Wednesday, the precipitation were poursuivuies. Météo France has decided to renew the vigilance heavy rains up to 17 hours on Wednesday. Rainfall had to be temporarily and locally heavy thunderstorms on the areas west, north and east of the island.

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