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Quake hits Hawaii as residents brace for tsunami
San Diego Trib ^ | 03/11/2011

Posted on 03/11/2011 3:10:52 AM PST by prisoner6

HONOLULU (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii as residents brace for a tsunami after a massive earthquake in Japan.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages from the quake that hit the Big Island about 30 miles southeast of Hilo just before 11 p.m. Thursday. The first waves from the tsunami were expected to hit about 3 a.m. Friday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: hawaii; japanearthquake; quake; tsunami; usgs
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IS California next?
1 posted on 03/11/2011 3:10:59 AM PST by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6

Yep facebooking with my cousin in Hawaii right when she felt it.....the world is very unstable right now.


2 posted on 03/11/2011 3:12:15 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: prisoner6

Yep facebooking with my cousin in Hawaii right when she felt it.....the world is very unstable right now.


3 posted on 03/11/2011 3:12:20 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: prisoner6

Sure, CA could use a shakeup.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 3:12:51 AM PST by newzjunkey
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To: prisoner6

This is unbelievable...staggering.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 3:14:00 AM PST by scott7278 (lif"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: prisoner6

New Zealand,China,Japan,now Hawaii.

Here is the one from China:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2058111,00.html


6 posted on 03/11/2011 3:14:17 AM PST by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: BIGLOOK

You OK?


7 posted on 03/11/2011 3:14:34 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: scott7278

They’ve had a busy week on the islands: Volacanoes erupting, earthquakes and now a tsunami on it’s way yikes!


8 posted on 03/11/2011 3:14:57 AM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: prisoner6

At this point I count 35 aftershocks in Japan.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

That seems like an awful lot and they 5.x to 6.x


9 posted on 03/11/2011 3:17:28 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

It isn’t uncommon to have aftershocks that are only a point less than the primary event.

So there could still be an 8 as an aftershock... All I can say is yikes!


10 posted on 03/11/2011 3:37:09 AM PST by DB
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To: DB

Oklahoma just got hit with a small, shallow quake and there have been several near Hawaii; many kinda shallow.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php


11 posted on 03/11/2011 3:39:49 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: prisoner6

Actually, Oklahoma had a 3.5 not long ago.


12 posted on 03/11/2011 3:45:55 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: prisoner6

Well, I’m not sleeping - - just 10 miles from Disneyland.


13 posted on 03/11/2011 3:50:30 AM PST by Loud Mime (If it is too stupid to be said, people will listen to it, if sung - - Voltaire)
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To: F15Eagle

The moon is on its closest approach to earth in more than a decade increasing tidal strains on the earth’s crust. They’re calling it a “Super Moon”...

Near the next full moon coming up it is supposed to be at its closest - and create the most extreme tidal stresses...

So if something is near the edge of slipping, the added tidal stresses can push it over the edge... The next month or so could be pretty nasty...

I live in Central California about 30 miles from the San Andreas fault and I’m nervous...


14 posted on 03/11/2011 3:52:01 AM PST by DB
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To: DB

I was noticing what looked like a crescent moon, laid flat, two nights ago.

Last night I looked again but with the haze it was not so defined.

Didn’t know that it was close like that. Wow.


15 posted on 03/11/2011 4:01:47 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: prisoner6
IS California next?

Please, no. I'd due to go to my office by the beach at 5:30 AM ... Los Angeles. 25th floor of a high rise.

16 posted on 03/11/2011 4:05:02 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

>>>IS California next?
>>>Please, no. I’d due to go to my office by the beach at 5:30 AM ... Los Angeles. 25th floor of a high rise.

Tsunami ETA 7am pst on US west coast. Head for the hills.


17 posted on 03/11/2011 4:08:31 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’m wondering. I’m one of the first in the office. Me and the rest of the trading room.

We ARE 25 stories up ... but ...


18 posted on 03/11/2011 4:13:31 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’d wait about an hour, see what has happened to Hawaii before deciding. to go in if I were you.


19 posted on 03/11/2011 4:17:44 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

LIVE LINK to Hawaii TV

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/category.asp?C=176904


20 posted on 03/11/2011 4:18:50 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: BunnySlippers

Just checked. Possible 3 feet or less in Los Angeles.

I’m going to work then.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/tsunami-watch-in-effect-for-california-oregon-washington-and-alaska.html


21 posted on 03/11/2011 4:19:29 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: prisoner6

Prayers


22 posted on 03/11/2011 4:21:33 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: Biggirl

Wasn’t there some predictions after the New Zealand quake that those countries would all be hit?


23 posted on 03/11/2011 4:54:50 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: GRRRRR

Kauai to see the wave in about 15 minutes (8:07ET).


24 posted on 03/11/2011 4:55:17 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: prisoner6
There goes Obama's birth certificate
25 posted on 03/11/2011 4:59:22 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: alancarp

My son is in Hawaii on his way back from a deployment in Korea. They are on the beach and have been told to stay in their rooms on the 9th floor. Just the kind of wake up call a momma wants!


26 posted on 03/11/2011 5:01:24 AM PST by Himyar
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To: katiedidit1

Lol.


27 posted on 03/11/2011 5:02:53 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Himyar

Really. I’m sure that sirens knocked a lot of people out of bed over there this morning. Good to hear that the word has been passed.


28 posted on 03/11/2011 5:04:56 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: Himyar

Reports from Midway Island were of a tsunami wave between 4.2 and 8.2 feet above normal sea level.... lasting for 12 minutes. No idea why the wide variation.


29 posted on 03/11/2011 5:09:12 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

It has to do with the coastline


30 posted on 03/11/2011 5:23:59 AM PST by Netizen
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To: Cheryllynn

Moon at closest on the 19th


31 posted on 03/11/2011 5:39:14 AM PST by omega4179
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To: alancarp

That would be severe for Midway. The highest point on the island is only 13 meters.

Even worse for Wake Island. The highest point there is only 6 meters.


32 posted on 03/11/2011 5:39:43 AM PST by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: Cheryllynn

Stop fracking now!

Where’s bammy’s Earthquake Czar!


33 posted on 03/11/2011 5:45:14 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DB
Near the next full moon coming up it is supposed to be at its closest - and create the most extreme tidal stresses...

Someone posted that it will be on the 19th. Is that accurate as far as you know?

34 posted on 03/11/2011 5:46:40 AM PST by StarFan
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To: F15Eagle

After Loma Prieta we had thousands of 1 and bigger for about three months. Several hundred that were 2 or bigger and 60 or so 4 or bigger. That was a 7.2 event. No real foreshocks.


35 posted on 03/11/2011 5:48:10 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: DB

Interesting information. Didn’t know that, thx.


36 posted on 03/11/2011 6:04:04 AM PST by HollyB
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To: StarFan
Someone posted that it will be on the 19th. Is that accurate as far as you know?

That's what the article I read said - 19th.

37 posted on 03/11/2011 7:22:54 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Islam is like termites. They get access through your weakest point and then cause great destruction.)
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To: F15Eagle
According to this map, we've had 46 earthquakes in the past week. A 3.5 this morning and a 4.7 that we felt a week or so ago. Nothing by Japan's standards, but big enough and frequent enough to keep my attention since I work on the 23rd floor.


38 posted on 03/11/2011 7:41:58 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Islam is like termites. They get access through your weakest point and then cause great destruction.)
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To: prisoner6

Dr. Charles Hapgood - Earth-Crust Displacement Theory!!


39 posted on 03/11/2011 7:50:47 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: omega4179

...and the ides of March, around the corner (if you buy into that kind of thing).


40 posted on 03/11/2011 7:55:42 AM PST by harmonium
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To: Himyar

My son is at Schoefield Barracks with the 25th ID. He’s there with his wife and twin sons (and, she’s pregnant). He was awaken shortly after the earthquake, and went shopping for supplies. I would surmise that the Army would be called in to help in any disaster due to the tsunami.


41 posted on 03/11/2011 7:55:49 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: OB1kNOb; StarFan

I read an article that confirmed the 3/19 date for this event.


42 posted on 03/11/2011 7:57:25 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: BIGLOOK; fish hawk

You guys ok out there?

Our son and dil got back yesterday after a week in Maui, a combo vacation and work/education related.


43 posted on 03/11/2011 8:31:50 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Biggirl

Thanks, Big Girl.


44 posted on 03/11/2011 9:12:31 AM PST by CDB
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To: StarFan

That’s the claim.


45 posted on 03/11/2011 12:22:15 PM PST by DB
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To: Allegra
Aloha Allegra!

Just got home and started half hearted unpacking after a sleepless night in my Jeep.We're ok on this side of the island but North and South Kona got a 10' surge that damaged some roads and establishments, thus still under the evacuation order.

Have to find out more details myself this afternoon since the local radio station has been playing reruns of the 0530 warning and evac order for the last couple hours.

Thanks for asking......and stay safe yourself!
46 posted on 03/11/2011 12:43:39 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Aloha Dave!

Meant to get back to you yesterday. Just to damn tired after spending the night in my Jeep.

Other than Kailua-Kona, seems that Crescent City and parts of Oregon got the worst damage from the tsunami that hit us and the mainland but that's less than minor compared to what happened in Japan.

We had plenty of early warning, they didn't.

Now after a night's sleep and access to news over the internet and some over cable news, the scope of the damage in Japan (outside of Tokyo) tremendous. The local radio news that was available while I was camped out was dismal, even to the point of recent updates on the situation that were four and five hours old.....reruns. Out going cell phone usage was discouraged, so I complied, but incoming calls from the mainland were ok and the best source of news for ten hours came from family calling to check on me. All in all, you were better informed than I was for a period of time.


47 posted on 03/12/2011 11:04:12 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK; fish hawk

Good to hear that you are okay.

Speaking of Crescent city, Fish Hawk sent me this You Tube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6yvQcQGKvM


48 posted on 03/12/2011 4:15:30 PM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave
My family got their boats out in time and have moved them 80 miles to the south, in Humboldt Bay. Will keep them there until Crescent City can rebuild their docking systems. That one man that was washed out to sea was from my family property at the Mouth of the Klamath River. Don't know him, his name was Weber.
49 posted on 03/12/2011 4:45:26 PM PST by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: SoldierDad
"My son is at Schoefield Barracks with the 25th ID. He’s there with his wife and twin sons (and, she’s pregnant). He was awaken shortly after the earthquake, and went shopping for supplies. I would surmise that the Army would be called in to help in any disaster due to the tsunami."

I was at Schofield '82-'85. The Division helped with the clean-up after Hurricane Iwa in '82. One soldier was killed during the clean-up operation.

One advantage to Schofield Barracks in the event of a massive Tsunami is it's elevation. It would take a thousand meter wave to flood the Quads.

50 posted on 03/12/2011 5:00:46 PM PST by Godebert
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