EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF CNMI HAFA ADAI. STORMREADY/TSUNAMI READY COMMUNITY. Marianas Islands. INFORMATION ABOUT CNMI.
The CNMI main island of Saipan is located about 100 miles northeast of Guam, about 1,200 miles southeast of Tokyo, and 3,300 miles west of Honolulu. The smallest of the U.S. insular areas, the CNMI consists of 14 islands with a total land area of 183.5 square miles.
Saipan is about 12.5 miles long and 5.5 mile wide and has a total land area of 46.5 square miles. Saipan's 54 mile coast line is irregular except on the western side Saipan has 14 miles of beach.
Tinian is approximately 10.5 miles long by 5 miles at its widest point and has a total area of 39.2 square miles and a coastline 38 miles in length.
Rota is approximately 10.5 miles long and 3 miles wide with a 38.3 mile coastline encompassing an area of 32.8 square miles
Saipan through the effort of NOAA Guam (Chip Guard) was recognized as STORMREADY/
A first for CNMI, being recognized.
Tinian and Rota will followed within the next one year.
Signage courtesy of NOAA Guam were placed at Airport and Seaport
There is no recorded tsunami history for CNMI but according to reports, a tsunami passed by the CNMI in 1964 from the Chile Earthquake event that hit Tokyo, Japan and killed thousands of people in Japan. According to USGS inundation model for tsunami, the maximum wave heights that we are going to get from a tsunami is 6 feet only. The continental shelf, Marianas Trench with no sedimentation, the fringing reeflines are the factors as to the how high the wave will be.
Continue: 6. Tsunami Siren Warning System and Vulnerability Assessment - $10,000 7. Infrastructure Purchase - $5,000 for a Total Budget of $50,000.
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