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Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:41 pm

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

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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:50 pm

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.
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:52 pm

I hope ANC is wrong.. again  duck ... and this is a nothing event.
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:28 pm

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
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:36 pm

And another extension of the warning for Alaska . . . though 2230 Alaska time.
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:00 pm

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?
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:03 pm

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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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:08 pm

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 . . . .
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:03 pm

Watch and Warning for Alaska, British Columbia now cancelled.

Continued vigilance in small boat harbors recommended through 0600 AKtime.

Watch continues for Hawaii.
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:51 pm

Warning now issued also for Russia and a watch is in for Guam, Taiwan, the Philippines and Hawaii
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RE: Tsunami Warning Just Issued In Japan

Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:10 am

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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