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.
N174UA From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1318 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.
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11676 posts, RR: 16 Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1306 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
FlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1271 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?
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 . . . .
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1160 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.