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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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