Skip to comments.7.9 Near San Jose, Costa Rica
Posted on 09/05/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT by null and void
yeow! that used to be a big one
Better there than San Jose, California.
I could use the excitement...
Just my opinion, but, not much about the changes I would consider improvements.
WEHW42 PHEB 051451
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
451 AM HST WED SEP 05 2012
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0442 AM HST 05 SEP 2012
COORDINATES - 9.9 NORTH 85.5 WEST
LOCATION - OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT
THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED AN EXPANDING
REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH FOR PARTS OF THE PACIFIC
LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. AN EVALUATION OF THE PACIFIC
WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT IS UNDERWAY AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
HAWAII COULD BE ELEVATED TO A WATCH OR WARNING STATUS.
IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL
0243 PM HST WED 05 SEP 2012
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
My daughter & wife were just there weeks ago on a mission trip. Praying for the friends they made & the mission house.
They did go from squares to circles...
Check out the activity before this quake struck on the Glamis webicorder....?
That’s too close to Charlotte, the Bank of America Stadium may have suffered structural damage, guess Obama better cancel his speech there.
Costa Rica Live TV (spanish)
I’ve been there. San Jose is an inland valley city and surrounded by volcanically-active mountains. The coastal plan on the Pacific side is especially exposed to a tsunami threat - it’s quite flat for a fair distance away from the coast. Met a lot of good people there - hope they are okay.
He already did.
Where in HI is this sucker headed for?
Felt it here in Nicaragua...lasted a long time...scary.
Indeed. They may have to move obama’s speech to a circus tent.
Beautiful country along the coastline there. You’re correct...I’d hate to see it damaged.
Yeah. A long rolling shake means someone, somewhere is having a VERY BAD DAY.
Well that link above for the streaming channel,nothing but a Boy band video. I guess all is well... for now.
I was going to point out that if you have an earthquake in Costa Rica, it is by default, pretty close to San Jose; not a very big country.
7.9 is huge
hopefully it was really really deep
Reuters live blog link...
You’re right. It is a small place. But it doesn’t seem small when you are trying to get from one place to another!
Spent a week on the coast north of the epicenter (Guanacaste)year before last and made some great friends. Hope everything is ok.
Over the years I have noticed a few things.
Websites seem to go through 3 major stages.
Stage One: Cluttered, crazy, but the info is there. No ads
Stage Two: Organized, simple, intuitive, informative. A few ads.
Stage Three: Cutesy, cluttered, crazy, and the info is hard to find. All ads.
Very shallow. 20 km
It’s not a huge country, but it isn’t tiny, either. The topography is incredibly various - quickly ranging from sandy Atlantic beaches, to dense high-altitude rain forests, to hot,dry tropical valleys surrounded by volcanic mountains, and back to beautiful Pacific ocean fronts on the western side. It’s also pretty free and democratic for a Central American country and quite hospitable to small business. I could live there, if push came to shove.
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It is kind of funny, you can get across the country in about 5 hours, and that includes the slower speed limits and terrible road conditions!
Been there, went from San Jose to Puerto Viejo, was quite an adventure.
Another response, sorry, after I read your whole comment. We loved it. I was very taken with people who moved there to pursue their dreams, running restaurants, whatever. It was very relaxing in that respect, very slow paced. Very enjoyable.
I have considered, on many occasions, what it would take to own a hotel or rental property there.
Will the ‘Rats continue to party while brown people drown?
Yeah you can’t really see the early response before the quake hit now because of the returns ongoing from the main shock but they were there just like before the Cali quake last week.
I say simply odd.
Are there still bad people in the pistachio business..
That is in the area of an old lake bed?
Maybe the nearby borehole, but hard for me to believe.
I suspect some day, in their zeal to keep Breaking News totally full of mostly pure BS, some moderator will have a lot of egg on their face. Once they realize that though, they’ll slip whatever it is back in.
I found that the roads varied from surprisingly good to laughably bad (especially in the mountains).
If you want to go exploring, having a 4WD vehicle with a winch is not a bad idea. The first time I went, I was on a tour bus winding around steep mountain passes with what looked like about 6 inches to spare and no guardrail. One rediscovers prayer at such moments.
Like others here, I like it better...
Salton sea is a geological quagmire. The area is spreading not unlike the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Though then confined by the NA Plate and Pacific Plate rubbing together. Very strange then throw in the volcanic history well it's just beautiful.
Many have thought that it was indeed an areas just like this that caused the eventual breakup of the Pangaea and then still others suggested it was areas like this that caused the plates to move to create it.
For the doomsdayers some also say it is this area that will cause the islandization of eastern California(not San Andreas Fault). Totally breaking apart allowing the Gulf of California's Water to once again take hold.
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