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Tsunami Warning Hawaii 10/28/12


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Just heard on CNN about a 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Western Canada 2 hours ago, Sunday 10/28/12. A warning has been issued for all of Hawaii and an advisory for parts of the California coastline.

I hope all our members in those areas and your families/friends are safe and please take cover. Missy

Here is the latest (copy/paste) from the Hawaii Tsunami Info Center.

"BULLETIN

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3

NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI

709 PM HST SAT OCT 27 2012

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT

0709 PM HST. THIS UPGRADE IS DUE TO THE SEA LEVEL READINGS

RECEIVED AND THE RESULTING CHANGE IN THE HAWAII TSUNAMI

FORECAST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0504 PM HST 27 OCT 2012

COORDINATES - 52.8 NORTH 131.8 WEST

LOCATION - QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

MAGNITUDE - 7.7 MOMENT

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER

------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----

DART 46404 45.9N 128.8W 0417Z 0.05M / 0.2FT 20MIN

LANGARA POINT BC 54.2N 133.1W 0424Z 0.20M / 0.7FT 26MIN

DART 46419 48.8N 129.6W 0346Z 0.06M / 0.2FT 12MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)

LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)

TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)

AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.

IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.

VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).

PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

NOTE - DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY

ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL

MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS.

EVALUATION

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG

COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION

SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY."

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Great news...looks like all warnings and alerts have been lifted. Read one report saying the largest wave caused by the quake measured 69cm or just over 2 feet.

The plates movement sideways, rather than up and down, causes much less movement in the water.

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Great news...looks like all warnings and alerts have been lifted. Read one report saying the largest wave caused by the quake measured 69cm or just over 2 feet.

The plates movement sideways, rather than up and down, causes much less movement in the water.

The warnings have been downgraded but lifted in all areas.

Yes, the plates moved sideways causing a rolling wave type earthquake but , it was felt as far east as Alberta and at least as far south as parts of Greater Vancouver. There is still an aftershock advisory in effect

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Still nothing in Vancouver Ally? How many years ago did she make that statement? :lol:

Some areas of Vancouver did feel the quake. A few tall buildings swayed and a theatre on the north east side was evacuated. There have been a couple of strong aftershocks 6.3 and 5.4. Haven't heard of any damage from them though.

Mrs Ally has a sick sense of humour Rick. A very sick sense of humour :lol:

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Some areas of Vancouver did feel the quake. A few tall buildings swayed and a theatre on the north east side was evacuated. There have been a couple of strong aftershocks 6.3 and 5.4. Haven't heard of any damage from them though.

Mrs Ally has a sick sense of humour Rick. A very sick sense of humour :lol:

I know. She married you didn't she? Ha

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I'm not far from Canada and I agree. :^)

You agree that Mrs Ally never felt a thing or you didn't feel the quake ??? :lol: J/k

I honestly thought you might have felt the quake as it's not uncommon for Washington State to feel the jolts . It seems as though it was felt over a very widespre area but not where one would normally think

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You agree that Mrs Ally never felt a thing or you didn't feel the quake ??? :lol: J/k

I honestly thought you might have felt the quake as it's not uncommon for Washington State to feel the jolts . It seems as though it was felt over a very widespre area but not where one would normally think

The Quake!!! You'll have to work on that other thing. :^)

No shaking here that I know of, but that 2000 Nisqually quake got my attention. I was ready to move back to California. :lol:

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The Quake!!! You'll have to work on that other thing. :^)

No shaking here that I know of, but that 2000 Nisqually quake got my attention. I was ready to move back to California. :lol:

I've felt a few shakers in my time but nothing major. Hope it stays that way too :unsure:

As for me having to work on that other thing :redcard::lol:

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I've felt a few shakers in my time but nothing major. Hope it stays that way too :unsure:

As for me having to work on that other thing :redcard::lol:

I went through the Loma Prieta quake in the bay area in '89. Now THAT was a mutha!! Bad for many there but a boon for the construction industry.

Keep workin' that thing. :^)

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