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  • Hawaii Tsunami Watch for January 2007

    Check it out. It follows an 8.4 quake off of Japan.

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    Finally, an interesting weekend! yaaaay!
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    • #3
      Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

      Being that the quake epicenter is (far) north-west of Hawaii, if a tsunami were to hit Hawaii shores, would it only affect shores here facing that direction? Or would it envelope the entire island?
      sigpic The Tasty Island

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      • #4
        Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

        You'll probably have abnormalities around the entire island shoreline but I would suspect the shores facing the direction of the incoming tsunami would be the ones that would face the waves.

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        • #5
          Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

          Originally posted by Pomai View Post
          Being that the quake epicenter is (far) north-west of Hawaii, if a tsunami were to hit Hawaii shores, would it only affect shores here facing that direction? Or would it envelope the entire island?
          I have absolutely no idea 'cept to wonder about the wrap-around effect like what's happening now with big No. Shore surf. Makaha is getting the wrap-around. Love it! Wouldn't love it if it was a tsunami, tho'!

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          • #6
            Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

            Oh boy. They just announced it's a WARNING, which means a Tsunami is IMMINENT.

            So far a 3.3 ft. wave was generated off the coast of Hokkaido.
            sigpic The Tasty Island

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            • #7
              Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

              From http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/wmsg


              TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
              PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
              ISSUED AT 0541Z 13 JAN 2007

              THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
              ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

              ... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ...

              A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

              RUSSIA / JAPAN / MARCUS IS. / WAKE IS. / MIDWAY IS. /
              N. MARIANAS

              A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR

              GUAM / MARSHALL IS. / TAIWAN / YAP / POHNPEI / CHUUK /
              PHILIPPINES / KOSRAE / BELAU / JOHNSTON IS. / HAWAII /
              INDONESIA / KIRIBATI / NAURU / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
              HOWLAND-BAKER

              FOR ALL OTHER PACIFIC AREAS, THIS MESSAGE IS AN ADVISORY ONLY.

              AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

              ORIGIN TIME - 0423Z 13 JAN 2007
              COORDINATES - 46.7 NORTH 154.4 EAST
              LOCATION - EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS
              MAGNITUDE - 8.2

              EVALUATION

              IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS WARNING IS
              BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
              SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
              STRIKE COASTLINES NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES AND MORE
              DISTANT COASTLINES WITHIN HOURS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE
              APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER
              WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA FROM GAUGES NEAR THE
              EARTHQUAKE TO DETERMINE IF A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND ESTIMATE
              THE SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

              ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES
              MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. THE TIME
              BETWEEN SUCCESSIVE TSUNAMI WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

              LOCATION COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
              -------------------------------- ------------ ------------
              RUSSIA URUP IS 46.1N 150.5E 0456Z 13 JAN
              PETROPAVLOVSK K 53.2N 159.6E 0540Z 13 JAN
              MEDNNY IS 54.7N 167.4E 0551Z 13 JAN
              UST KAMCHATSK 56.1N 162.6E 0551Z 13 JAN
              SEVERO KURILSK 50.8N 156.1E 0552Z 13 JAN
              JAPAN KUSHIRO 42.9N 144.3E 0539Z 13 JAN
              HACHINOHE 40.5N 141.5E 0613Z 13 JAN
              KATSUURA 35.1N 140.3E 0627Z 13 JAN
              SHIMIZU 32.8N 133.0E 0746Z 13 JAN
              OKINAWA 26.2N 127.8E 0847Z 13 JAN
              MARCUS IS. MARCUS IS. 24.3N 154.0E 0717Z 13 JAN
              WAKE IS. WAKE IS. 19.3N 166.6E 0813Z 13 JAN
              MIDWAY IS. MIDWAY IS. 28.2N 177.4W 0817Z 13 JAN
              N. MARIANAS SAIPAN 15.3N 145.8E 0839Z 13 JAN
              GUAM GUAM 13.4N 144.7E 0902Z 13 JAN
              MARSHALL IS. ENIWETOK 11.4N 162.3E 0912Z 13 JAN
              KWAJALEIN 8.7N 167.7E 0944Z 13 JAN
              MAJURO 7.1N 171.4E 1001Z 13 JAN
              TAIWAN HUALIEN 24.0N 121.6E 0924Z 13 JAN
              YAP YAP IS. 9.5N 138.1E 0935Z 13 JAN
              POHNPEI POHNPEI IS. 7.0N 158.2E 0937Z 13 JAN
              CHUUK CHUUK IS. 7.4N 151.8E 0939Z 13 JAN
              PHILIPPINES PALANAN 17.1N 122.6E 0945Z 13 JAN
              LAOAG 18.2N 120.6E 1003Z 13 JAN
              SAN FERNANDO 16.6N 120.3E 1026Z 13 JAN
              LEGASPI 13.2N 123.8E 1026Z 13 JAN
              DAVAO 6.8N 125.7E 1040Z 13 JAN
              ZAMBOANGA 6.9N 122.1E 1136Z 13 JAN
              MANILA 14.6N 121.0E 1146Z 13 JAN
              ILOILO 10.7N 122.5E 1159Z 13 JAN
              PUERTO PRINCESA 9.8N 118.8E 1215Z 13 JAN
              KOSRAE KOSRAE IS. 5.5N 163.0E 0959Z 13 JAN
              BELAU MALAKAL 7.3N 134.5E 1003Z 13 JAN
              JOHNSTON IS. JOHNSTON IS. 16.7N 169.5W 1008Z 13 JAN
              HAWAII NAWILIWILI 22.0N 159.4W 1023Z 13 JAN
              HONOLULU 21.3N 157.9W 1041Z 13 JAN
              HILO 19.7N 155.1W 1059Z 13 JAN
              INDONESIA GEME 4.6N 126.8E 1038Z 13 JAN
              BEREBERE 2.5N 128.7E 1048Z 13 JAN
              WARSA 0.6S 135.8E 1100Z 13 JAN
              MANOKWARI 0.8S 134.2E 1106Z 13 JAN
              PATANI 0.4N 128.8E 1115Z 13 JAN
              JAYAPURA 2.4S 140.8E 1120Z 13 JAN
              SORONG 0.8S 131.1E 1121Z 13 JAN
              MANADO 1.6N 124.9E 1127Z 13 JAN
              TARAKAN 3.3N 117.6E 1233Z 13 JAN
              SINGKAWANG 1.0N 109.0E 1901Z 13 JAN
              PANGKALPINANG 2.1S 106.1E 2327Z 13 JAN
              KIRIBATI TARAWA IS. 1.5N 173.0E 1055Z 13 JAN
              KANTON IS. 2.8S 171.7W 1206Z 13 JAN
              CHRISTMAS IS. 2.0N 157.5W 1252Z 13 JAN
              MALDEN IS. 3.9S 154.9W 1333Z 13 JAN
              FLINT IS. 11.4S 151.8W 1431Z 13 JAN
              NAURU NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 1057Z 13 JAN
              PAPUA NEW GUINE KAVIENG 2.5S 150.7E 1101Z 13 JAN
              MANUS IS. 2.0S 147.5E 1103Z 13 JAN
              VANIMO 2.6S 141.3E 1118Z 13 JAN
              WEWAK 3.5S 143.6E 1129Z 13 JAN
              KIETA 6.1S 155.6E 1140Z 13 JAN
              AMUN 6.0S 154.7E 1144Z 13 JAN
              RABAUL 4.2S 152.3E 1147Z 13 JAN
              MADANG 5.2S 145.8E 1153Z 13 JAN
              LAE 6.8S 147.0E 1225Z 13 JAN
              PORT MORESBY 9.3S 146.9E 1347Z 13 JAN
              HOWLAND-BAKER HOWLAND IS. 0.6N 176.6W 1122Z 13 JAN

              BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
              THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL
              FURTHER NOTICE.

              THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY MAY ALSO ISSUE TSUNAMI MESSAGES
              FOR THIS EVENT TO COUNTRIES IN THE NORTHWEST PACIFIC AND SOUTH
              CHINA SEA REGION. IN CASE OF CONFLICTING INFORMATION... THE
              MORE CONSERVATIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR SAFETY.

              THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE BULLETINS
              FOR ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.
              I'm still here. Are you?

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              • #8
                Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                The crawl at the bottom of the tv screen is predicting a 12:23am arrival if there is, in fact, a tsunami. It's still a Watch per breaking Channel 2 news. Guess I'll need to prepare to evacuate...just in case. No going to sleep 'til I feel certain it's safe. Shoot, I was hoping for an early night!

                Security at my condo building is already going door to door to alert residents. They said if we have to evacuate, helicopters will do fly bys using a sound system to announce evacuation.

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                • #9
                  Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                  Man, my math is rusty. So the estimated arrival time in Honolulu is 10:41Z (UTC), which would be... 12:41 a.m. HST, right? Meaning the PTWC has to make a call on the sirens by 9 p.m. or so. Whew. Could be a very interesting night.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                    Dang! I can't find my Phone Book! What' the URL to find out if MWH is in A low area and if I have to evacuate. Cause if gotta...I gotta let my neighbors know. Many don't understand ENGLISH.

                    I think we are. I forgot.

                    Auntie Lynn
                    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
                    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                      Ray Lowell at State Civil Defense is on KITV 4 now stating that if a tsunami hits Hawaii, that the waves have a potential to wrap around all coastal areas, even areas facing away from the quake origin.
                      I'm still here. Are you?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                        Here is a link to a map with tsunami inundation zones around Hawaii:

                        http://www.pdc.org/DisasterInfo/Tsun...uEvacMaps.html

                        Waikiki - Wailupe

                        http://www.pdc.org/DisasterInfo/Shel...ahu-map02.html

                        Waikiki

                        http://www.pdc.org/DisasterInfo/Shel...ahu-map01.html

                        Airport to Waikiki

                        http://www.pdc.org/DisasterInfo/Shel...ahu-map19.html


                        If the maps are accurate MWH and areas above Kapiolani Blvd should be safe.
                        I'm still here. Are you?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                          Mahalo Mel! MWH is safe.

                          Lynn
                          Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
                          Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                            SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER AND COULD ALSO BE A THREAT TO MORE DISTANT COASTS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.
                            Tsunami Bulletin #3 just posted. Same URL as previous updates, so I'm glad Mel copied the information from #2. Above, the "warning" applied to Russia, Japan, Marcus Is., Wake Is., Midway Is. and the N. Marianas. Now the areas under "warning" have grown to include Guam, Marshall Is., Taiwan, Yap, Pohnpei and Chuuk.

                            Hawaii remains under "watch," along with the Philippines, Kosrae, Belau, Johnston Is., Indonesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Howland-Baker, Palmyra Is., Solomon Is., Tuvalu, Vietnam, and Jarvis Is. I hope we and our other "watch" neighbors aren't promoted like some other locals have been.
                            Last edited by pzarquon; January 12, 2007, 09:02 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Hawaii Tsunami Watch!

                              During a commerical break KHNL suggested to tune in to the 9pm news on KFVE.

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