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Tsunami makes it to Bay Area (see photo)
sfgate.com ^ | 3/11/11 | Steven Winter

Posted on 03/11/2011 12:59:54 PM PST by GSWarrior

Wow!

Same photo here. It takes a short to load the above page.

http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/inberkeley/2011/03/11/Tsunami600x336.jpg

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: baybridge; california; japanearthquake; oakland; tsunami

1 posted on 03/11/2011 12:59:59 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

How many victims? Emeryville destroyed? Lawsuits?


2 posted on 03/11/2011 1:04:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GSWarrior
Thats the coast immediately opposite the GG Bridge.

Dinky little wave, but really unusual..

3 posted on 03/11/2011 1:05:02 PM PST by skeeter
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To: GSWarrior

They said boats & docks were damaged


4 posted on 03/11/2011 1:09:03 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: skeeter

No, the photo was taken in Emeryville with the Bay Bridge in the background.


5 posted on 03/11/2011 1:11:50 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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6 posted on 03/11/2011 1:11:55 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: GSWarrior

Right - the coast opposite the golden gate.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 1:14:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Libloather

Thanks. I should have posted it.... temporary brain freeze I guess.


8 posted on 03/11/2011 1:14:50 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: skeeter
I guess. The GG bridge is off to the right a few miles. It is an unusual photo.
9 posted on 03/11/2011 1:15:54 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: GSWarrior

53 countries currently warned about potential tsunami waves.


10 posted on 03/11/2011 1:15:58 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: GSWarrior

Any data on the wave height for the wave in the picture?


11 posted on 03/11/2011 1:16:47 PM PST by Stosh
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To: GSWarrior

Looks queer to me.


12 posted on 03/11/2011 1:16:47 PM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: GSWarrior

Imagine the force necessary off Japan to cause the Pacific Ocean to “splash” like that in San Francisco.


13 posted on 03/11/2011 1:17:15 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: GSWarrior

I used to work right there on that street. It’s on the east bay across from S.F.


14 posted on 03/11/2011 1:19:16 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: CondorFlight

Makes Godzilla look like a puppy


15 posted on 03/11/2011 1:20:07 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Oh now come on!


16 posted on 03/11/2011 1:21:24 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: GSWarrior

Bump


17 posted on 03/11/2011 1:24:20 PM PST by tutstar
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To: Godzilla; mothra

where is Mothra??


18 posted on 03/11/2011 1:25:45 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Rusty0604

Emoryville fire dept?


19 posted on 03/11/2011 1:28:49 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Libloather

amazing.


20 posted on 03/11/2011 1:30:43 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: Godzilla

LOL!!!

21 posted on 03/11/2011 1:32:12 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: Libloather
I gotta go pee.
22 posted on 03/11/2011 1:32:42 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Gator113

Hey its SF, if its queer its normal, right?


23 posted on 03/11/2011 1:35:47 PM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: skeeter

low tide in SF - they lucked out


24 posted on 03/11/2011 1:36:14 PM PST by blueplum
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To: Godzilla

Great picture—now if we could only find Mothra


25 posted on 03/11/2011 1:37:44 PM PST by funfan
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To: Libloather
Diffraction in action.
26 posted on 03/11/2011 1:43:23 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: GSWarrior
That picture is a bore!

And if that pun was bad, the prize goes to anybody who knows why seismic waves are named "tsunamis" and what that word literally means.

27 posted on 03/11/2011 1:46:32 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: CondorFlight

“Imagine the force necessary off Japan to cause the Pacific Ocean to “splash” like that in San Francisco.”

Good observation. I’d like to add that in comparison it takes a containership on average about 14 days to get to Japan. This Tsunami arrived in little over that many hours.


28 posted on 03/11/2011 1:56:29 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Carry_Okie
'tsu' = run
'nami' = the other way
29 posted on 03/11/2011 1:59:34 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Revolting cat!
How many victims?

Victims? The question that needs to be asked is if there were any survivors........

30 posted on 03/11/2011 2:03:16 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: Carry_Okie
That picture is a bore!

Feel free to post a more exciting picture of a tsunami surge making its way through San Francisco Bay.

; }

31 posted on 03/11/2011 2:06:22 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: Libloather

Pretty area - shame about the people.


32 posted on 03/11/2011 2:07:20 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Bookmark


33 posted on 03/11/2011 2:07:22 PM PST by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: GSWarrior
The form of the long wave in the picture as it proceeds up a channel is referred by oceanologists as a "bore." The most common cause is extreme tidal differences operating in a narrow channel. Among the tidal bores of the world, there is often one in Tomales Bay nearby, the Bay of Fundy, up the Amazon channel, etc. Tidal bores have a form very similar to what is depicted in the photo.

It was a pun son.

As to origin of the word, "tsunami," when American scientists realized that "tidal waves" had nothing to do with tides, they decided they would adopt the Japanese word, in the belief that the Japanese were more "scientific" about such things. Little did they know that the English translation for the Japanese word is... "tidal wave." The term stuck anyway and has become a huge joke among the oceanographic literati. The correct term is now, "seismic wave."

34 posted on 03/11/2011 2:26:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: GSWarrior

I had the opportunity to observe the tsunami effect this morning from my home in Alameda. I live right on the bay front and we had about three complete tide cycles in the space of about an hour. It was really something.

Out in the middle bay there were four ships anchored. Three were swinging to a flood tide and one was swinging to an ebb. I’ve never seen that before, ever.


35 posted on 03/11/2011 2:29:32 PM PST by telebob
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To: telebob

Per my post above, here’s a YouTube link to a video someone shot along the Alameda shoreline showing the speed of the surge advance:

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


36 posted on 03/11/2011 2:37:34 PM PST by telebob
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