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    Exclamation Tsunami Alert for 08/15/07

    It's a busy day for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    Earlier today, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska raised an alert, but at 10:30 a.m. the all clear was issued.

    Moments ago, a magnitude 7.9 (!!!) earthquake in Peru has prompted a preliminary tsunami warning and watch for adjacent regions, and the PTWC notes that it may issue a watch or warning notice for Hawaii. If waves are generated, they'd arrive after 2 a.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    It's a busy day for the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    Earlier today, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska raised an alert, but at 10:30 a.m. the all clear was issued.

    Moments ago, a magnitude 7.9 (!!!) earthquake in Peru has prompted a preliminary tsunami warning and watch for adjacent regions, and the PTWC notes that it may issue a watch or warning notice for Hawaii. If waves are generated, they'd arrive after 2 a.m.

    Just saw that, PZ. Quite exciting in these parts I must say! Whatever happened to boring old trades, LOL!

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    damn, if it is for real, I gotta go bug out my office.

    On a more humorous note, what is left, natural disaster-wise?

    hurricanes? check
    earthquakes? check
    tsunamis?....

    might as well dig up my "Day After" dvd and nuke me up some popcorn...

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    On a more humorous note, what is left, natural disaster-wise?

    hurricanes? check
    earthquakes? check
    tsunamis?....
    At least we won't be getting any blizzards...I hope!

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    bring on the locusts, I say! mruggrmbugrumble...

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    damn, if it is for real, I gotta go bug out my office.

    On a more humorous note, what is left, natural disaster-wise?

    hurricanes? check
    earthquakes? check
    tsunamis?....

    might as well dig up my "Day After" dvd and nuke me up some popcorn...
    You guys don't get tornadoes all that often.

    How 'bout scheduling one in for next week sometime just for variety?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    You guys don't get tornadoes all that often.

    How 'bout scheduling one in for next week sometime just for variety?
    Yeah, if Brooklyn, NY, can have one, then I suppose Hawai'i could have one, too.

    Miulang
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miulang View Post
    Yeah, if Brooklyn, NY, can have one, then I suppose Hawai'i could have one, too.
    Actually I think there was one a few years back. I can't recall when exactly tho, just remember an email saying "There's a *@!*% TORNADO!!"

    Ooo....it was long time back:

    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar.../ln/ln03a.html

    A weather phenomenon rare in Hawai'i showed up and touched down in Central O'ahu yesterday afternoon when a tornado the length of four football fields kicked up red dirt and scattered rocks for four furious minutes.

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    So,

    All jokes aside.

    I'm in Hilo. I know nothing from Tsunamis.

    What do I do to prepare ?

    Also, how high up in town do I need to be to avoid it ?

    How much advance notice is there to evacuate ? Do they use a siren ?

    Some help on this please, my wife is freaking out.

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    you wait for civil defense to tell us if a swell is detected by any buoys. You will find out when we do. If we do, then you head up to Komohana Avenue and hang with the rest of the Hiloans having their tsunami party. Remember, if a tsunami was generated, it will hit in the wee hours of the morning. So keep the news on.

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    you wait for civil defense to tell us if a swell is detected by any buoys. You will find out when we do. If we do, then you head up to Komohana Avenue and hang with the rest of the Hiloans having their tsunami party. Remember, if a tsunami was generated, it will hit in the wee hours of the morning. So keep the news on.
    Thanx Pua'i. I have no tv right now...cable hasn't been activated yet. No radio either. I guess I'll go get one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    bring on the locusts, I say! mruggrmbugrumble...
    Don't get Susie started about the plague, please.

    In all sincerity, praying a bit here.

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    Look on this page:

    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/hawaii.php

    It's a form you fill out to see if you're in an evacuation zone. There's links there that'll give you info, but the site is slow for me so it's probably getting slammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peshkwe View Post
    Look on this page:

    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/hawaii.php

    It's a form you fill out to see if you're in an evacuation zone. There's links there that'll give you info, but the site is slow for me so it's probably getting slammed.
    The site says that it provides the same information that is in the front of the phone book.

    Check out the Disaster Preparedness Guide (yellow section) in the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages to see if you are in an area likely to be impacted by a tsunami.

    Luckily we couldn't afford ocean front property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    damn, if it is for real, I gotta go bug out my office.

    On a more humorous note, what is left, natural disaster-wise?

    hurricanes? check
    earthquakes? check
    tsunamis?....

    might as well dig up my "Day After" dvd and nuke me up some popcorn...
    Pele should have lava heading to the sea and adding to the Big Island's area.

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    Default Re: Tsunami Alert for 08/15/07

    The PTWC issued bulletin #3...

    SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. WE HAVE OBSERVED
    A TSUNAMI SIGNAL ON THE DEEP OCEAN GAUGE OFF NORTHERN CHILE.
    A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD BE 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.


    Hawaii currently remains under advisory status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpacific View Post
    Pele should have lava heading to the sea and adding to the Big Island's area.
    Please. Da lava-lede's sista is da culprit...this battle has been happening since Pele was a malihini from Kahiki.

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    Please. Da lava-lede's sista is da culprit...this battle has been happening since Pele was a malihini from Kahiki.
    For heaven's sake! Must this forum always digress to blaming everything on the malihini???

    J/K. Group hugs to all. Be safe.

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    :::::looks left
    looks right::::::::

    I didn't use the "h" word, now did I?

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindwardOahuRN View Post
    The site says that it provides the same information that is in the front of the phone book.

    Check out the Disaster Preparedness Guide (yellow section) in the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages to see if you are in an area likely to be impacted by a tsunami.

    Luckily we couldn't afford ocean front property.
    I saw that, but I didn't want to assume they had a phone book if they haven't gotten the cable in yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    :::::looks left
    looks right::::::::

    I didn't use the "h" word, now did I?
    ***gallows humor?***

    Ah, who the hell cares if ya did. Much ado about nothing, in retrospect. Life is too damn short (but hopefully lasting a bit longer than approximately 0200, 8/16/07).

    Wow. I am waxing pseudo-philosophical. Not a good sign.

    Should I hele on over to the Official Apology Thread and prostrate myself? Atone for any and all sins, real or imagined?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikiyaki View Post
    I'm in Hilo. I know nothing from Tsunamis.

    What do I do to prepare ?

    Also, how high up in town do I need to be to avoid it ?

    How much advance notice is there to evacuate ? Do they use a siren ?

    Some help on this please, my wife is freaking out.
    Were you planning to evacute your home during Flossie because of sea water was about to overrun your place? If so then you should plan to evacute your place. Take the important papers and stuff. Hope you got your radio handy.

    And yes that is purpose of the sirens to warning incoming Tsunamis and the reason for the monthly test on the first working day of the month.

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    Default Re: Tsunami Alert for 08/15/07

    The tsunami advisory for Hawaii has been canceled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindwardOahuRN View Post
    ***gallows humor?***

    Ah, who the hell cares if ya did. Much ado about nothing, in retrospect. Life is too damn short (but hopefully lasting a bit longer than approximately 0200, 8/16/07).

    Wow. I am waxing pseudo-philosophical. Not a good sign.

    Should I hele on over to the Official Apology Thread and prostrate myself? Atone for any and all sins, real or imagined?
    Aw, Windy, its all good! Like you, we are all going to be on standby for the next couple of minutes...

    pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o View Post
    damn, if it is for real, I gotta go bug out my office.

    On a more humorous note, what is left, natural disaster-wise?

    hurricanes? check
    earthquakes? check
    tsunamis?....

    might as well dig up my "Day After" dvd and nuke me up some popcorn...
    wildfires? check

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