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Waves and time of arrival in the Pacific

The Pacific plate is Huge, it goes from Chili to Japan

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

   Beginning in 2005, as a result of the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, plans were announced to add 32 more DART buoys to be operational by mid-2007.[2]

Realtime DART buoy data
from the National Data Buoy Center

Understanding Tectonic Plates Movements, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
http://www.dailykos.com/...

Tsunami Preparedness Guidebook
http://www.geohaz.org/...

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

You can download all pdf here

In the PREPARE section we have;

Step 1: Secure it now!

Reducing and/or eliminating hazards throughout your home, neighborhood, workplace and school can greatly reduce your risk of injury or death following the next earthquake or other disaster. Conduct a "hazard hunt" to help identify and fix things such as unsecured televisions, computers, bookcases, furniture, unstrapped water heaters, etc. Securing these items now will help to protect you tomorrow.

Download the Secure It Now! focus sheet (804 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)

Step 2: Make a plan

Planning for an earthquake, terrorist attack, or other emergency is not much different from planning for a party or vacation. Make sure that your emergency plan includes evacuation and reunion plans; your out-of-state contact person's name and number; the location of your emergency supplies and other pertinent information. By planning now, you will be ready for the next emergency.

Download the Make a Plan focus sheet (436 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #2 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Step 3: Make disaster kits

Everyone should have disaster supplies kits stored in accessible locations at home, at work and in your vehicle. Having emergency supplies readily available can reduce the impact of an earthquake, a terrorist incident or other emergency on you and your family. Your disaster supplies kits should include food, water, flashlights, portable radios, batteries, a first aid kit, cash, extra medications, a whistle, fire extinguisher, etc.

Download the Make Disaster Kits focus sheet (432 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #3 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Step 4: Is your place safe?

Most houses are not as safe as they could be. Whether you are a homeowner or a renter, there are things that you can do to improve the structural integrity of your home. Some of the things that you might consider checking include inadequate foundations, unbraced cripple walls, soft first stories, unreinforced masonry and vulnerable pipes. Consult a contractor or engineer to help you identify your building's weaknesses and begin to fix them now.

Download the Is Your Place Safe? focus sheet (620 KB PDF -- courtesy Emergency Survival Program)
Step #4 in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

LIN YUTANG:
Hope is like a road in the country;
there was never a road,
but when many people walk on it,
the road comes into existence.

Take a couple of hours to spot check your preparedness status.

Originally posted to Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 08:47 AM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (22+ / 0-)

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 08:47:23 AM PST

  •  Some commentsand references (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MarkInSanFran, kyril, indubitably

    Tectonic Summary

    This earthquake occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates. The two plates are converging at a rate of 80 mm per year. The earthquake occurred as thrust-faulting on the interface between the two plates, with the Nazca plate moving down and landward below the South American plate.

    Coastal Chile has a history of very large earthquakes. Since 1973, there have been 13 events of magnitude 7.0 or greater. The February 27 shock originated about 230 km north of the source region of the magnitude 9.5 earthquake of May, 1960 – the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world. This magnitude 9.5 earthquake killed 1655 people in southern Chile and unleashed a tsunami that crossed the Pacific, killing 61 people in Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines. Approximately 870 km to the north of the February 27 earthquake is the source region of the magnitude 8.5 earthquake of November, 1922. This great quake significantly impacted central Chile, killing several hundred people and causing severe property damage. The 1922 quake generated a 9-meter local tsunami that inundated the Chile coast near the town of Coquimbo; the tsunami also crossed the Pacific, washing away boats in Hilo harbor, Hawaii. The magnitude 8.8 earthquake of February 27, 2010 ruptured the portion of the South American subduction zone separating these two massive historical earthquakes.

    A large vigorous aftershock sequence can be expected from this earthquake.

    Earthquake Information for Chile

    Earthquake Information for South America

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 08:54:46 AM PST

  •  And this bump (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    BlackSheep1, BachFan, kyril, indubitably

    from the Pacific Plate into the Nazca Plate bumped the south american plate.

    Argentina just recorded a 6.3 earthquake

    We had received datas from Europe a significant earthquakes just happenned in the Mid-Atlantic Fault under Atlantic Ocean.

    The next echo should be expected in an hour or so

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 08:59:29 AM PST

  •  Waves and times of arrival from der Spiegel (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    kyril, indubitably

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:10:46 AM PST

  •  checked on google earth (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Bensdad, kyril, indubitably

    I was curious as to the lay of the sea floor between Chile and Hawaii. It's a long way, 6,500 miles, mostly flat-ish except at 500 miles there's some islands and at 1500 there's some pretty convoluted undersea ridges.

    Free University and Health Care for all, now. -8.88, -7.13

    by SoCalHobbit on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:11:36 AM PST

  •  TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 13 - 650 AM HST (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    BachFan, kyril, indubitably

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER  13
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    650 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

    TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT

    A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

      ORIGIN TIME - 0834 PM HST 26 FEB 2010
      COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST
      LOCATION    - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
      MAGNITUDE   - 8.8  MOMENT

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
    -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
    DART MANZANILLO 434  16.0N 107.0W  1611Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  24MIN
    ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W  1549Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  24MIN
    RIKITEA PF           23.1S 134.9W  1559Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  22MIN
    DART MARQUESAS 5140   8.5S 125.0W  1531Z   0.18M /  0.6FT  18MIN
    BALTRA GALAPAGS EC    0.4S  90.3W  1452Z   0.35M /  1.2FT  14MIN
    EASTER CL            27.2S 109.5W  1205Z   0.35M /  1.1FT  52MIN
    ANCUD CL             41.9S  73.8W  0838Z   0.62M /  2.0FT  84MIN
    CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE   12.1S  77.2W  1029Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  30MIN
    ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W  1008Z   0.94M /  3.1FT  42MIN
    IQUIQUE CL           20.2S  70.1W  0907Z   0.28M /  0.9FT  68MIN
    ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.2S  70.4W  0941Z   0.49M /  1.6FT  52MIN
    DART LIMA 32412      18.0S  86.4W  0941Z   0.24M /  0.8FT  36MIN
    CALDERA CL           27.1S  70.8W  0843Z   0.45M /  1.5FT  20MIN
    TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.4W  0653Z   2.34M /  7.7FT  88MIN
    COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W  0852Z   1.32M /  4.3FT  30MIN
    CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W  0739Z   0.90M /  2.9FT  16MIN
    SAN FELIX CL         26.3S  80.1W  0815Z   0.53M /  1.7FT  08MIN
    VALPARAISO CL        33.0S  71.6W  0708Z   1.29M /  4.2FT  20MIN

    LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
    LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
    TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
    AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
           IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
           VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
    PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

    EVALUATION

    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

                        1105 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

    MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:12:49 AM PST

  •  BIO BIO in Chile is still bumped (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    CJB, indubitably

    The tehacity of thie plate movement is surprising, it is an assault on Chile from Santiago to Conception.

    Numerous powerfull aftershock

    We can expect a lot of destructions of Living Being and infrastructures

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:21:02 AM PST

  •  TV and Radio from Chile (spanish) (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    indubitably

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:23:43 AM PST

  •  Live Chile TV (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    indubitably

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:29:32 AM PST

  •  Terremoto Chile (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    indubitably

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:32:03 AM PST

  •  Twitter to find people in Chile (0+ / 0-)

    AyudaChile, is a Twitter account to find people on place.And there is ChilePersonFinder, a Google application with the same principle put on line few hours ago.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:35:39 AM PST

  •  The Tsunami is weak (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Bensdad, peacestpete

    Reports from French Polynesia state that the wave is low.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 09:47:51 AM PST

  •  24 Horas TV and news is back online but overload (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    BachFan

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:00:41 AM PST

  •  Tsunami film for kids: (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    hulagirl, Snowy Owl

    More disaster education for kids:

    http://www.nostrings.org.uk/...

    Media Reform Action Link http://stopbigmedia.com/

    by LNK on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:03:02 AM PST

  •  From boots on the ground (0+ / 0-)

    Claire Martin of Radio France International state that Talca had 124 houses collapses, bridges and highways aare down.

    Communication towers of Conception fell down, Conception is isolated.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:11:43 AM PST

  •  Nazca plate still goes under the south american (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    peacestpete

    Nazca plate still goes under the south american plate.

    It is sliding indeed

    45 replicas over 5.0 since the big one last night.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:17:00 AM PST

  •  BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 14 - 753 AM HST (0+ / 0-)

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER  14
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    753 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

    TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT

    A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

      ORIGIN TIME - 0834 PM HST 26 FEB 2010
      COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST
      LOCATION    - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
      MAGNITUDE   - 8.8  MOMENT

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
    -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
    MANZANILLO MX        19.1N 104.3W  1705Z   0.32M /  1.0FT  24MIN
    DART MANZANILLO 434  16.0N 107.0W  1611Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  24MIN
    ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W  1549Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  24MIN
    RIKITEA PF           23.1S 134.9W  1559Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  22MIN
    DART MARQUESAS 5140   8.5S 125.0W  1531Z   0.18M /  0.6FT  18MIN
    BALTRA GALAPAGS EC    0.4S  90.3W  1452Z   0.35M /  1.2FT  14MIN
    EASTER CL            27.2S 109.5W  1205Z   0.35M /  1.1FT  52MIN
    ANCUD CL             41.9S  73.8W  0838Z   0.62M /  2.0FT  84MIN
    CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE   12.1S  77.2W  1029Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  30MIN
    ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W  1008Z   0.94M /  3.1FT  42MIN
    IQUIQUE CL           20.2S  70.1W  0907Z   0.28M /  0.9FT  68MIN
    ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.2S  70.4W  0941Z   0.49M /  1.6FT  52MIN
    DART LIMA 32412      18.0S  86.4W  0941Z   0.24M /  0.8FT  36MIN
    CALDERA CL           27.1S  70.8W  0843Z   0.45M /  1.5FT  20MIN
    TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.4W  0653Z   2.34M /  7.7FT  88MIN
    COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W  0852Z   1.32M /  4.3FT  30MIN
    CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W  0739Z   0.90M /  2.9FT  16MIN
    SAN FELIX CL         26.3S  80.1W  0815Z   0.53M /  1.7FT  08MIN
    VALPARAISO CL        33.0S  71.6W  0708Z   1.29M /  4.2FT  20MIN

    LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
    LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
    TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
    AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
           IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
           VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
    PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

    EVALUATION

    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

                        1105 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

    MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:23:30 AM PST

  •  President Obama to make statement.... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    peacestpete, Snowy Owl

    ....in less than half an hour.

    Wow. Looks like he is watching.

    If you hate government, don't run for office.

    by Bensdad on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:37:53 AM PST

  •  Live statement at (0+ / 0-)

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:44:04 AM PST

  •  BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 15 - 844 AM HST S (0+ / 0-)

    BULLETIN

    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI

    TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT

    A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

      ORIGIN TIME - 0834 PM HST 26 FEB 2010
      COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST
      LOCATION    - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
      MAGNITUDE   - 8.8  MOMENT

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
    -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
    HIVA OA MARQUESAS     9.8S 139.0W  1741Z   1.79M /  5.9FT  12MIN
    PAPEETE TAHITI       17.5S 149.6W  1810Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  10MIN
    CABO SAN LUCAS MX    22.9N 109.9W  1743Z   0.28M /  0.9FT  18MIN
    NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS   8.9S 140.1W  1745Z   0.95M /  3.1FT  04MIN
    MANZANILLO MX        19.1N 104.3W  1705Z   0.32M /  1.0FT  24MIN
    DART MANZANILLO 434  16.0N 107.0W  1611Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  24MIN
    ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W  1549Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  24MIN
    RIKITEA PF           23.1S 134.9W  1559Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  22MIN
    DART MARQUESAS 5140   8.5S 125.0W  1531Z   0.18M /  0.6FT  18MIN
    BALTRA GALAPAGS EC    0.4S  90.3W  1452Z   0.35M /  1.2FT  14MIN
    EASTER CL            27.2S 109.5W  1205Z   0.35M /  1.1FT  52MIN
    ANCUD CL             41.9S  73.8W  0838Z   0.62M /  2.0FT  84MIN
    CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE   12.1S  77.2W  1029Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  30MIN
    ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W  1008Z   0.94M /  3.1FT  42MIN
    IQUIQUE CL           20.2S  70.1W  0907Z   0.28M /  0.9FT  68MIN
    ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.2S  70.4W  0941Z   0.49M /  1.6FT  52MIN
    DART LIMA 32412      18.0S  86.4W  0941Z   0.24M /  0.8FT  36MIN
    CALDERA CL           27.1S  70.8W  0843Z   0.45M /  1.5FT  20MIN
    TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.4W  0653Z   2.34M /  7.7FT  88MIN
    COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W  0852Z   1.32M /  4.3FT  30MIN
    CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W  0739Z   0.90M /  2.9FT  16MIN
    SAN FELIX CL         26.3S  80.1W  0815Z   0.53M /  1.7FT  08MIN
    VALPARAISO CL        33.0S  71.6W  0708Z   1.29M /  4.2FT  20MIN

    LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
    LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
    TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
    AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
           IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
           VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
    PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

    EVALUATION

    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

                        1105 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

    MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:52:38 AM PST

  •  Here is the right link for Pres. Obama on Chile (0+ / 0-)

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 10:55:04 AM PST

  •  6.3 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE (0+ / 0-)

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/...

    the on going bumping of Nazca Plate into the South American plate at 35km beneath.

    The faults not fragmented in the 60's has broken for 400 miles.

    This Nazca Plate move is very stubborn

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 11:29:54 AM PST

  •  Maule is hit by tsunami now (0+ / 0-)

    The Chilean Navy is stating

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 11:38:29 AM PST

  •  BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 17 - 1025 AM HST (0+ / 0-)

    BULLETIN
    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER  17
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    1025 AM HST SAT FEB 27 2010

    TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

    SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING SUPPLEMENT

    A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

    AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

      ORIGIN TIME - 0834 PM HST 26 FEB 2010
      COORDINATES - 36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST
      LOCATION    - NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
      MAGNITUDE   - 8.8  MOMENT

    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF RECENT TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

    GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
    -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
    LOTTIN PT NZ         37.6S 178.2E  1934Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  10MIN
    RAROTONGA CK         21.2S 159.8W  1918Z   0.32M /  1.0FT  06MIN
    CABO SAN LUCAS MX    22.9N 109.9W  1833Z   0.36M /  1.2FT  12MIN
    DART TONGA 51426     23.0S 168.1W  1844Z   0.04M /  0.1FT  30MIN
    HIVA OA MARQUESAS     9.8S 139.0W  1741Z   1.79M /  5.9FT  12MIN
    PAPEETE TAHITI       17.5S 149.6W  1810Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  10MIN
    NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS   8.9S 140.1W  1745Z   0.95M /  3.1FT  04MIN
    MANZANILLO MX        19.1N 104.3W  1705Z   0.32M /  1.0FT  24MIN
    DART MANZANILLO 434  16.0N 107.0W  1611Z   0.07M /  0.2FT  24MIN
    ACAPULCO MX          16.8N  99.9W  1549Z   0.16M /  0.5FT  24MIN
    RIKITEA PF           23.1S 134.9W  1559Z   0.15M /  0.5FT  22MIN

    LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
    LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
    TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
    AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
           IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
           VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
    PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

    CURRENT RANGE OF FORECAST INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL TIME AND MAXIMUM
    WAVE AMPLITUDES MEASURED FROM CREST TO TROUGH.

           HILO        1105AM HST   2.1-2.5 METERS
           HONOLULU    1137AM HST   0.5-0.7 METERS
           KAHULUI     1126AM HST   1.1-3.0 METERS
           NAWILIWILI  1142AM HST   0.9-1.4 METERS
           HALEIWA                  0.5-1.1 METERS
           KAWAIHAE                 0.6-1.6 METERS

    THESE ARE ONLY ESTIMATES...ACTUAL VALUES MAY DIFFER.

    EVALUATION

    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

                        1105 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

    MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 01:19:04 PM PST

  •  Live coverage from Hawai (0+ / 0-)

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 01:23:49 PM PST

  •  Update (0+ / 0-)

    Nazca Plate still bump and slide into and under the South American Plate.

    It has shaken the African Plate and the North American Plate

    MAP 4.4   2010/02/27 22:22:28  35.623  96.762 3.8 OKLAHOMANow HinduKush Region in Afganistan and Pakistan is echoing at 5.7

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/...

    I have been a vigil on telluric movement since November 2004 and what we wish for at this point is stabilisation with peaks at 5.0 not as we still witness at this time.

    The Oklahoma earthquake migh indeed well be the North American Echo.

    Snowy Owl

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 04:30:44 PM PST

  •  Map of Volcanoes Discussed this Week (0+ / 0-)

    Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible. Edward Teller

    by Snowy Owl on Sat Feb 27, 2010 at 04:34:43 PM PST

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