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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:57 AM

tsunami sirens going off in Honolulu!!!

just came on a 7:56 pm local time

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Reply tsunami sirens going off in Honolulu!!! (Original post)
msongs Oct 2012 OP
msongs Oct 2012 #1
greyl Oct 2012 #3
Art_from_Ark Oct 2012 #4
darkangel218 Oct 2012 #2
Kurovski Oct 2012 #5
msongs Oct 2012 #6
Fearless Oct 2012 #7
Suich Oct 2012 #13
applegrove Oct 2012 #8
Fearless Oct 2012 #9
underseasurveyor Oct 2012 #10
Fearless Oct 2012 #12
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #11
Mr.Bill Oct 2012 #16
applegrove Oct 2012 #14
msongs Oct 2012 #15
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #17


Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:03 AM

3. Woah, 3 to 6 ft wave. Good luck.

edit to clarify: That wasn't sarcasm.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:03 AM

4. I hope nothing comes of it

Hilo got whacked by a tsunami from the 1960 Chilean earthquake, but that was a 9.5. The tsunami from the M 9.2 Alaskan earthquake brought a 12-foot high tsunami to Hilo. But hopefully nothing will come from this earthquake.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:02 AM

2. CNN has it on Live

Hopefully won't be too big

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:07 AM

5. Heard them refer to it as "The real thing" so I'd take it seriously

But more details would be nice.

"visible tsunami, headed in right now"

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:15 AM

6. gone off several times now. waikiki is abuzz lol. hope it doesnt mess up our art show tomorrow nt

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:16 AM

7. 3-6 feet my ass...

The "wave" that hit British Columbia was 0.3ft high. And this is the projection by NOAA...

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Response to Fearless (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:34 AM

13. I'm watching CBC (Canadian) and that's what I thought.

They've switched from a "warning" to an "advisory." Any waves they've talked about have been measured in centimeters.

Not sure what's going on in Hawaii.



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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:18 AM

8. The earthquake was off the coast of British Columbia. Tidal Wave there measure 21 cm (8 inches)

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Response to applegrove (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:26 AM

9. To quote...

"David McCormack, Director of Hazards Information Services for the NRC, said that this is a "small tsunami," measuring at last tally 43 centimetres from peak to peak, or 21 cm from baseline to peak.

"That's a wave smaller than what you would see in your bathtub, " he said, adding that such waves in confined spaces like ports can still cause a lot of damage, or can pick up steam as they travel."


And yet the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has this to say:

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
WINTER HARBOUR BC 50.5N 128.0W 0413Z 0.23M / 0.8FT 30MIN
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

http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=hawaii.TSUHWX.2012.10.28.0613

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Response to Fearless (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:30 AM

10. Yes but are those 'at sea' measurements?

Wave height will grow exponentially as it gets closer to land.

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Response to underseasurveyor (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:33 AM

12. Only two of them are.

Even 0.8 feet isn't much to write home about. It'll knock a few boats around.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:32 AM

11. CNN is talking 'meters' and 'kilometers'


I wish they would talk English


1 Meters (m) = 3.2808398950131 Feet (ft)

1 mile = 1.6093440km

1in = 2.5400000cm

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:07 AM

16. The earthquake happened in Canada so it is a metric earthquake.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:35 AM

14. Island in British Columbia that was supposed to get tsunami 1 hour after the

earthquake did not get a tidal wave, just maybe higher regular waves. CTV News.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:44 AM

15. live tv honolulu stream here

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:20 AM

17. K&R for those who need to be safe! nt

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