Tsunami Warning - Pacific Coast Region

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Tsunami Warning: The coast of California has been placed under a Tsunami Alert, after a catastrophic earthquake just occurred off the coast of Chile, in South America. The massive quake was measured at 8.8 on the Richter Scale. Likewise, this advisory extends all the way up to Alaska, and throughout the Pacific basin. Moreover, a confirmed Tsunami has been observed.

Now would be a great time to fire up your HF radios.

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Ron
 
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Tsunami Warning now in effect for the Hawaiian Islands, along with California, Oregon and Washington:

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.....

A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.....

TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
1119 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010.....
 

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The wave is expected to approach Hawaii around 5pm EST.

along with California, Oregon and Washington:
No - just an advisory for the west coast for a 2-3ft wave.

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN OBSERVED AT THE FOLLOWING SITES

LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL
------------------------ ----- ------ ------- -----------
TALCAHUANO C 36.7S 73.1W 0657UTC 1.84M/6.1 FT
SAN FELIX CH 26.3S 80.1W 0832UTC 0.81M/2.7 FT
CALDERA CHIL 27.1S 70.8W 0746UTC 0.52M/1.7 FT
COQUIMBO CHI 29.9S 71.3W 0902UTC 1.27M/4.2 FT
IQUIQUE CHIL 20.2S 70.2W 0851UTC 0.30M/1.0 FT
ANTOFAGASTA 23.3S 70.4W 0956UTC 0.46M/1.5 FT
ANCUD CHILE 41.9S 74.3W 0943UTC 0.34M/1.1 FT
CORRAL CHILE 39.9S 73.4W 1012UTC 1.54M/5.1 FT
CALLAO LA PUN 12.1S 77.2W 1029UTC 0.66M/2.2 FT
BALTRA ECUAD 0.4S 90.3W 1251UTC 0.35M/1.2 FT
THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY FOR THE U.S. WEST COAST BRITISH COLUMBIA
AND ALASKA INDICATES THAT STRONG CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE
SHORELINE WITH POTENTIALLY SOME MINOR INUNDATION. PRELIMINARY
TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE FORECASTS AT SELECT POINTS ARE:
LA JOLLA CA 0.7M/2.3 FT LOS ANGELES CA 0.6M/2.0 FT
MAILBU CA 0.8M/2.6 FT PT. SAN LUIS CA 0.7M/2.3 FT
HALF MOON BAY CA 0.8M/2.6 FT CRESCENT CITY CA 0.5M/1.7 FT
PORT ORFORD OR 0.2M/0.7 FT MORRO BAY CA 0.7M/2.2 FT
SANTA MONICA CA 1.0M/3.3 FT
 

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12 foot wave is expected - could hit every point of the islands - sirens will sound in 6 minutes - need water for 5 to 7 days - food for 7 days
 
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EAS alert sounded via Maui NWR also - 6 AM Hawaii Standard Time

Live TV interview was underway outside the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center as the siren started to blare - 6 AM HST
 

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...and Hawaii County Police are being streamed here... RR Twitter alert?
 

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Newest update: Hilo at 4:19pm EST and Honolulu at 4:52pm EST.
 
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re - 1053 AM ET

I was posting at 1053 AM ET - sorry for any confusion
 
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