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Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12212 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1556 times:
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A Tsunami warning has just been issued in Japan for the North East. The Tsunami is expected to be 1m high.

SOURCE: TVNZ One News

EDIT: Spelling

[Edited 2007-01-13 06:43:43]

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Ditto, Alaska.

At about 8pm, Alaska time, the Tsunami Warning Center interrupted all the Television Channels and issued a Tsunami Warning.

An Earthquake near the Kuril Island, an 8.2, caused that.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/previous.events/11.15.2006/11-15-06.html

And as I type, the warning has been extended . . . now ending in 2143 Alaska Time. For ALL of Alaska . . . that ain't a good thing. I'm not at sea level, but this can't be good. The expect something from Vancouver on North.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

I hope ANC is wrong.. again  duck ... and this is a nothing event.

User currently offlineN174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
And as I type, the warning has been extended . . . now ending in 2143 Alaska Time. For ALL of Alaska . . . that ain't a good thing. I'm not at sea level, but this can't be good. The expect something from Vancouver on North.

Estimated to be an 8.4 now, expanded to Hawaii as well as the Aleutians. 1-2 meter waves expected.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12212 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
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I've now found the news article on TVNZs web-site. A tsunami warning was issued for eastern Hokkaido island and a wide swathe of Japan's Pacific coast after an earthquake measuring 8.3 in magnitude was recorded in the northern Pacific

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/958627


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

And another extension of the warning for Alaska . . . though 2230 Alaska time.

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Is a 1-2 meter wave really anything to worry about? I'm not too familiar with tsunami's, but I've seen bigger waves at the beach on a normal day. Other than what causes each type of wave (wind versus an earthquake), what's the difference when it hits shore?

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20730 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
Is a 1-2 meter wave really anything to worry about?

Depends upon the power and speed of the wave.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
Is a 1-2 meter wave really anything to worry about?

3-6 feet essentially, no not really . . . .

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):
Other than what causes each type of wave (wind versus an earthquake), what's the difference when it hits shore?

None that I've been able to tell.

About three years ago, sitting on the beach at low tide i Seward, AK. Campfire, decent scotch, a group of us were watching the Grand Princess depart . . . we felt the ground shake . . . noooo, it wasn't the scotch. Then we "smelled" the air - it was different. A few waves - on an otherwise calm night - started hitting the shoreline. And they got louder. I grabbed my bottle, my chair, the woman I was with and told everyone else - it's time to get up higher folks . . . we clammored up the beach about 25 yards. Then the big one probably 6-10 feet rolled in. The fire - still burning when we moved - was instantly gone. rather a spooky experience. What I remember the most was the 'smell' in the air. Everything was instantly different after that quake. It was a 5.5, so - for Alaska - not a big deal. But it made a difference that we were on the beach.

Regardless - they bear paying attention to . . . .


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Watch and Warning for Alaska, British Columbia now cancelled.

Continued vigilance in small boat harbors recommended through 0600 AKtime.

Watch continues for Hawaii.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12212 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
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Warning now issued also for Russia and a watch is in for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines and Hawaii

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Just checked the Crescent City CA newspaper, the warning was issued as far south as Northern California. Just a few months ago the harbor at Crescent City suffered significant damage from another tsunami. 3-6 foot waves can cause damage to fishing boats/docks, etc.

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