United States Consulate General Guadalajara
PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO
AS MANY AMERICAN CITIZENS AS POSSIBLE
SUBJECT: TSUNAMI WARNING Date: March 11, 2011
This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or residing on the
Pacific coast of Mexico of a tsunami wave which is anticipated to hit
the northern part of the Pacific coast starting at 8:50 am PST on March
11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near
Northeastern Japan at around 14:46 pm JST on March 11, causing damage
with blackouts, fire and tsunami. The large earthquake triggered a
tsunami warning for countries all around the Pacific ocean.
There is a general tsunami warning for the entire Mexican Pacific coast.
Mexican Civil Protection recommends avoiding the beaches and remaining
indoors. The Port Authority has closed the Port of Puerto Vallarta as a
precautionary measure until further notice. The U.S. Consulate General
urges American citizens to monitor local media sources for additional
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
<http://www.noaa.gov/> , "sea level readings confirm that a tsunami
has been generated which could cause widespread damage…A tsunami is
a series of waves and the first wave may not be the largest. Tsunami
wave heights cannot be predicted and can vary significantly along a
coast due to local effects. The time from one tsunami wave to the next
can be five minutes to an hour, and the threat can continue for many
hours as multiple waves arrive. When no major waves are observed for
two hours after the estimated time of arrival or damaging waves have not
occurred for at least two hours then local authorities can assume the
threat is passed. Danger to boats and coastal structures can continue
for several hours due to rapid currents. As local conditions can cause
a wide variation in tsunami wave action, the all clear determination
must be made by local authorities."
NOAA anticipates that the waves will arrive at the following local
Ensenada: 8:50 PST
Punta Abreojos: 10:38 MST
Cabos San Lucas: 11:15 MST
Socorro: 11:25 MST
Mazatlan: 12:04 MST
Nuevo Vallarta: Between 12:04 and 12:30 MST
Puerto Vallarta: Between 13:04 and 13:30 CST
Manzanillo: 13:30 CST
Acapulco: 14:05 CST
Puerto Madero: 15:40 CST
In case of an emergency, please contact Mexican Civil Protection at
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad
should regularly monitor the Department's Internet web site athttp://travel.state.gov
<http://travel.state.gov/> , where the current
Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts can be found. Up to
date information on security can also be obtained by calling
1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States, or, for callers outside
the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.
These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time,
Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). American citizens
traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to register with the
appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the State Department's travel
registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov
The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta is located at Paseo de los
Cocoteros #85; Sur Paradise Plaza, Interior Local L-7, Nuevo Vallarta,
Nayarit, C.P. 63732. The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Vallarta's
telephone numbers are 011 52 322 222 0069 & 011 52 322 223 3301; the fax
number is 011 52 322 223 0074. For after-hours emergencies, please call
011 52 33 3268 2145.
The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara is located at 175 Progreso
Street; Col. Americana, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The U.S.
Consulate General in Guadalajara's telephone number is 011 52 33
3268 2100; the fax number is 011 52 33 3825 1951. For after-hours
emergencies, please call 011 52 33 3268 2145.
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U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara
175 Progreso Street; Col. Americana
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
011 52 33 3268 2100http://guadalajara.usconsulate.gov/
The Consulate office hours are Monday through Friday
from 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. (except for Mexican and U.S. holidays).
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