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Tsunami waves in Hawaii smaller than expected
CNN ^ | February 27, 2010 | Thelma Gutierrez

Posted on 02/27/2010 4:02:40 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

A tsunami generated by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile struck Hawaii Saturday, but an official with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the island chain "dodged a bullet" after smaller-than-expected waves were reported.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: chileearthquake; hilo; honolulu; tsunami
Incase you were wondering what a tsunami looks like:

Tsunami video

1 posted on 02/27/2010 4:02:40 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I think it gave us The Finger...?

How rude!


2 posted on 02/27/2010 4:05:20 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

CNN news story actually worth watching.


3 posted on 02/27/2010 4:05:20 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Global Warming was cooler than expected.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 4:09:10 PM PST by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Huskrrrr

CNN brought out their ususal share of idiots. After the Indonesian tsunami, you would think CNN reporters would know that a tsunami is not a huge breaking wave roaring in from across the ocean.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 4:10:51 PM PST by Raster Man
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can’t anybody “expect” correctly anymore?


6 posted on 02/27/2010 4:11:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The announcers on the Weather Channel explained even a one foot Tsunami can cause considerable damage because its forward speed can be 500 mph.


7 posted on 02/27/2010 4:18:23 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Up-to-date info from Hawaii.
8 posted on 02/27/2010 4:21:15 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: dfwgator

No, it was all media hype.


9 posted on 02/27/2010 4:22:22 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: screaminsunshine
Global Warming was cooler than expected.

And first time unemployment claims unexpectedly rose last week.

10 posted on 02/27/2010 4:26:29 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot ( Nov. 2, 2010, Circle the Date)
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To: Raster Man

CNN brought out their ususal share of idiots.

I thought all three main News Networks did a poor job. The camera shots were mostly web cast not news cameras, which is why CNN and Fox was showing the same footage. MSNBC was showing a split screen with the left half a poor quality web cast, and the right side showing a tape of surfers that kept looping over and over. Hawaii is part of the United States - and we cant get quality news cameras on scene?


11 posted on 02/27/2010 4:36:12 PM PST by NavyCanDo (Palin 2012 Teleprompter Not Required)
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To: Man50D
one foot Tsunami can cause considerable damage because its forward speed can be 500 mph

They are confusing where the height measurement are being made. When the wave is going that fast in deep water it will do no damage at all. When they hit shallower waters they slow by orders of magnitude and do massive damage. A one foot tsunami at 500 mph would turn into 100's of feet of water when hitting land. And a one foot tsunami measured on land is basically trivial.

12 posted on 02/27/2010 4:40:12 PM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Fox has been pretty much live all day with a camera view of the beach off of Oahu, hoping to catch the first shot of the incoming tsunami, and they sound disappointed that nothing worth mentioning came ashore.


13 posted on 02/27/2010 5:00:31 PM PST by Bean Counter (I keeps mah feathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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To: palmer

The tsuanmi came from South America heading north, which meant the wave had to go against gravity which slowed it down. If it was headed south it would have gone faster toward the melting South Pole ice cap and destroyed it.


14 posted on 02/27/2010 5:00:46 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (God bless)
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To: NavyCanDo
I thought all three main News Networks did a poor job. The camera shots were mostly web cast not news cameras, which is why CNN and Fox was showing the same footage. MSNBC was showing a split screen with the left half a poor quality web cast, and the right side showing a tape of surfers that kept looping over and over. Hawaii is part of the United States - and we cant get quality news cameras on scene?

That's what I was thinking. In an age of faster & more extensive communication, I felt like the coverage was a major step backward.

15 posted on 02/27/2010 5:03:08 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Berlin_Freeper

funny... all the warning... all the experts about how bad it’ll be... all the government actions to protect us... and nothing.

reminds me a lot of the global cooling / global warming government fiasco / con-game


16 posted on 02/27/2010 5:11:51 PM PST by sten
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was there in 1960 when a big one hit Hilo. A 35 foot wall of water traveling over 400 MPH hit Hilo. The destruction was unbelievable.

Water was running through the lobby of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at Waikiki


17 posted on 02/27/2010 5:16:43 PM PST by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: dfwgator

I would rather have fewer earthquakes and fewer chances to test tsunami predictions.


18 posted on 02/27/2010 5:26:40 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Pardeeville Liberator
A 35 foot wall of water traveling over 400 MPH

I'm not doubting what you may have read but a wall of water traveling at that speed is a physical impossibility.

Underwater shock waves may be able to go that fast but not water waves themselves.........

19 posted on 02/27/2010 5:37:34 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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To: Pardeeville Liberator

Was that the result of the big 9.5 earthquake that Chile had that year?


20 posted on 02/27/2010 5:44:41 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron

Was that the result of the big 9.5 earthquake that Chile had that year?

It was an earthquake in Peru. And when it hit it destroyed 7 blocks of Hilo. I believe the most damage was done on the 3rd wave. This was back when they called them
Tidal waves.


21 posted on 02/27/2010 6:51:45 PM PST by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I watched a local broadcast on the web. First I have to say every one took this pretty seriously and did a great job of getting out of the way. But watching the tv people hype this up and then see the waves go back and forth a little bit made me wonder why Geraldo wasn’t there. This was the dullest natural catastrophe since “global warming” started melting glaciers.


22 posted on 02/27/2010 6:54:46 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Pardeeville Liberator

My husband has an issue with calling them Tsunamis. He says we should speak English. It doesn’t bother me all that much.


23 posted on 02/27/2010 7:53:50 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron

” He says we should speak English.”

Tell your husband English doesn’t have a word for it. When that has happened historically, the foreign word has been simply adopted into the English language and adapted by people pronouncing it any way they could until a common pronunciation is agreed upon.


24 posted on 02/28/2010 5:40:17 AM PST by RoadTest (Wealth isn't obscene. Poverty is obscene. - Thomas (man of few but dynamite words) Sowell)
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To: RoadTest

What’s wrong with just saying “tidal wave”?


25 posted on 02/28/2010 5:46:01 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: murron

“What’s wrong with just saying “tidal wave”?”

That’s not what it is. It’s an earthquake wave.


26 posted on 02/28/2010 5:51:35 AM PST by RoadTest (Wealth isn't obscene. Poverty is obscene. - Thomas (man of few but dynamite words) Sowell)
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To: RoadTest

OK. Then earthquake wave. Actually, I don’t have a problem with the word Tsunami. It’s my husband who constantly has to talk over the TV announcer and correct them with an English version of whatever it’s called.


27 posted on 02/28/2010 6:36:15 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: dfwgator

The 2006 earthquake in Indonesia that generated such enormous tsunamis that killed thousands measure 7.7 on the Richter Scale. The Chile earthquake measured 8.8 but produced very small tsunamis. Why?


28 posted on 02/28/2010 7:26:13 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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