Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:29:03 +0530 ...
"IOTWMS-TSP INDIA has detected an earthquake with the following preliminary information:
Magnitude : 8.5 M
Depth : 10 km
Date : 20 JUN 2018
Origin Time: 2154UTC
... this earthquake may be capable of generating a tsunami affecting the Indian Ocean region."This was alarming because an 8.5 magnitude earthquake is extremely large. But then I noticed the location was given as "TEST_TEST_CENTRAL CHILE".
As confirmed later, this was a test message which escaped from the internal system, out to the public:
"CANCELLATION MESSAGE ...
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:33:31 +0530
IOTWMS TSUNAMI SERVICE PROVIDER INDIA (ITEWC)
This is not a real event. This event was issued due to an operator error during an internal test. ..."It took two hours to issue the correction, which is an unacceptably long time.
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