Skip to comments.Powerful quake off New Zealand triggers tsunami
Posted on 07/06/2011 1:36:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk
A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands, triggering a tsunami in the region, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said on Wednesday.
The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.9, triggered a tsunami warning for New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands and Tonga, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said.
"Sea level readings confirm that a tsunami was generated. This tsunami may have been destructive along coastlines of the region near the earthquake epicenter," the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said in its warning.
It struck at 7:03 a.m. on Thursday (1903 GMT on Wednesday) at the epicenter, 131 miles (211 km) east of Raoul Island, part of the Kermadec archipelago, and was only 30 miles (48 km) deep, the USGS said.
The Pacific Tsunami Center said waves were 2.2-2.7 feet (68-84 cm) high around Raoul Island.
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said it estimated that waves would reach East Cape in New Zealand within two hours and Auckland within three hours of the quake.
The Kermadec Islands, which are New Zealand's northernmost inhabited islands, are 500 miles (800 km) northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
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WEPA40 PHEB 061959
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 002
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1959Z 06 JUL 2011
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
... TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION ...
THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND/OR WATCH ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR
KERMADEC IS / TONGA / NEW ZEALAND
THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 1903Z 06 JUL 2011
COORDINATES - 29.4 SOUTH 175.7 WEST
DEPTH - 48 KM
LOCATION - KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.8
MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
-————————— -—— ——— -—— -——————— -——
BOAT COVE RAOUL IS 29.3S 177.9W 1932Z 1.03M / 3.4FT 04MIN
FISHING ROCK RAOUL 29.3S 177.9W 1926Z 0.99M / 3.3FT 06MIN
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.
SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE
BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. FOR
THOSE AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR OTHER COASTAL AREAS IN THE PACIFIC
ALTHOUGH SOME OTHER AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW CANCELLED FOR ALL AREAS COVERED BY
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.
Yikes — we have learned in the last years what a tsunami looks like.
It isn’t a massive Hawaii 5.0 type wave — it is a long wave that just has mass behind it more than height.
Prayers for the Kiwis and the surrounding islanders.
That’s just a stupid comment...should be wished on anybody...you sound like a jihadi...you know there are children in San francisco who know nothing about politics...and wishing death and destruction on people because of political disagreements is bordering on Hitler mentality
fwdude, you are one sick puppy for wanting an entire US city destroyed, along with all of its inhabitants. My grandfather, god rest his soul, had a hand in building both the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. Golden Gate Park itself is a beauty to behold. Granted, Playland is gone as well as Sutro Baths, but the city, despite its politics and some of its dwellers, is a beautiful place.
I can only think that you live in a somewhat desolate and foreboding scratch of earth, jealous with envy at the bright lights of Bagdhad by the Bay as Mr. Cain used to call it. It is a real pity fwdude, that you think so low of fellow americans,and a great city, that you wish their death and destruction. Politically and culturally, San Francisco and I do not agree and perhaps never will. But that is the nature of a free country. I can choose not to go there, or spend my dollars there, but it is beyond the pale to wish its utter destruction.
Back to your hovel, fwdude!
please read Genesis 18
God destroyed the whole of the earth in a flood, including children, because of rampant iniquity. SF is, in my opinion, bordering on this level. He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, including children, because of their violent evil. SF definitely meets this description.
BTW, God in his judgment is perfectly able to protect innocents in the midst of a cataclysmic event. I wasn’t thinking about killing children because God wasn’t.
no my point is that you should pray like Abraham so that it would not happen. Sodom was much worse than San Francisco.
I'm convinced that what we SEE is only the well-managed tip of the iceberg.
Just admit you weren’t thinking period, and you might get of the hook here.
Perhaps it’s time we prayed more like David in the Psalms.
i worked in san francesspool for 2 yrs... nightly i would step over human feces leaving the building (3rd & townsend)
and yes... it needs to be flushed
if you don’t think so... you’re ignorant of the city.
go google the folsom street fair, held yearly in the streets... deliberately in front of a church. make sure your adult filters are off. some of the ‘participants’ will go into the church to deliberately desecrate it.
after that, tell me how it doesn’t need to be flushed
People are really touchy today.
Thank you. Many on here don’t recognize the extent of the evil of some locales.
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