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Tsunami warning issued for Southeast (AK) after 7.7 quake in British Columbia
Anchorage Daily News ^ | 10/27/12 | Unknown

Posted on 10/27/2012 9:20:45 PM PDT by madison10

Edited on 10/27/2012 9:33:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer issued a tsunami warning Saturday evening for Southeast Alaska and the British Columbia coast minutes after a strong earthquake struck the region.


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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; britishcolumbia; canada; earthquake; tsunami; warning
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Why was the thread pulled? There was no thread for a tsunami warning.
1 posted on 10/27/2012 9:20:48 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

I don’t know, it’s odd. This seems like breaking news to me, but what do I know?


2 posted on 10/27/2012 9:22:24 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: madison10

stay safe alaskans


3 posted on 10/27/2012 9:22:45 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: madison10

Why do they keep pulling the threads?


4 posted on 10/27/2012 9:27:02 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: Ravi; Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


5 posted on 10/27/2012 9:30:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: madison10

First the perfect storm then tsnunami’s. hmmm. riots maybe. and dec 21st isnt even here yet. /sarc.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 9:39:36 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Ravi

Bump!


7 posted on 10/27/2012 9:43:24 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: madison10

TSUNAMI WARNING: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coastline of Alaska, western Canada and the northwest U.S. mainland, after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands area just off the coast of British Columbia on Saturday night. Tsunami waves could reach the northern coastline in Washington state as early as midnight Central Time.

Just read this a few minutes ago from FB. Now BOTH coasts being bombarded?? WTH is going on?


8 posted on 10/27/2012 9:44:41 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Jet Jaguar

We shook a little, now we see if we have to pull on our boots.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 9:46:56 PM PDT by kingfisherktn
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To: madison10

We had our programming interrupted twice with the tsumnami warning. We’re well out of the way up here in Fairbanks, but I called my daughter in Anchorage. She’s going to call a friend in Sitka.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 9:47:03 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: madison10
Any idea if it covers Ketchikan? I've got friends there.

/johnny

11 posted on 10/27/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ASouthernGrl

What do you mean “BOTH” coasts?


12 posted on 10/27/2012 9:49:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

That’s what I was thinking also.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 9:50:52 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: Jet Jaguar

Came across the tv about 30 minutes ago...southeast should be paying close attention. The announcement was weird because on the screen it said all of Alaska....instead of coastal.


14 posted on 10/27/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: JRandomFreeper

The earthquake was only about 175-180 miles from Ketchikan. They definitely felt it but any tsunami effects should have already occurred there (apparently nothing to speak of in that direction).


15 posted on 10/27/2012 9:57:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Any idea if it covers Ketchikan? I’ve got friends there.


Locked thread earlier, someone said they lived there are they were ok regarding the quake....

Here is tsunami warning link....

http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=e03a6e895721fff1&hl=en&gl=US&source=web


16 posted on 10/27/2012 9:59:13 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m in Ketchikan and right now it’s indicating the outside of Prince of Wales Island.


17 posted on 10/27/2012 10:00:03 PM PDT by kingfisherktn
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I got the same message.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 10:00:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: steve86
I didn't know, considering how the inlet is shaped, and everything. I know the channel is deep there.

My friends are not stupid, so I expect they'll be ok, no one is shooting at them, and they can get to high ground quickly there.

JTF kinda friends. Cooks get to meet all kinds of folks. Thanks for the info.

/johnny

19 posted on 10/27/2012 10:03:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: steve86

It’s expected to his the outside coast of Prince of Wales Island at approx. 9:16 pm.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 10:03:45 PM PDT by kingfisherktn
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To: bushwon

So far only Craig is evacuating. The quake was felt in Ketchikan, Craig and Juneau, not felt in Sitka. No wave in Sitka at 9:02 pm Ak time.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 10:06:30 PM PDT by tongass kid
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To: kingfisherktn
That was what I was wondering about. Even if there was a tsunami, would it affect Ketchikan?

Loved the place. Especially the 'home of the happy bears'. ;)

Prayers up for all y'all in the affected areas.

/johnny

22 posted on 10/27/2012 10:07:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: steve86

I think the poster means, a hurricane threatening parts of the East Coast and the potential of a tsunami on the Pacific Northwest section of the West Coast.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 10:08:04 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (.Remember in November!)
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To: tongass kid

Craig and Port Alexander report 4 inch wave.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 10:10:10 PM PDT by tongass kid
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To: tongass kid

Hmm wondering about Klawock on Prince of Whales. I have friends there...


25 posted on 10/27/2012 10:15:59 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: tongass kid

Tongass, is that inches or feet?


26 posted on 10/27/2012 10:17:27 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: tongass kid; kingfisherktn

Port Alexander is much farther away from the epicenter than Ketchikan — don’t see how the tsunami ripple could not yet have arrived in K area.


27 posted on 10/27/2012 10:18:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: bushwon

Inches. I have a son that is a part of the emergency management in SE Alaska and a daughter and her husband as earth scientist at U of Ak.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT by tongass kid
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To: steve86

I think it gets broken up by the all the islands.


29 posted on 10/27/2012 10:21:29 PM PDT by kingfisherktn
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To: steve86

I did not realize Ketchikan Airport is a ferry ride away from downtown — but not at all unusual to hop a ferry in SE Alaska.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 10:22:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: bushwon

I would assume that Klawock would have been evacuated too. It is a little further inland and better protected then Craig.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 10:25:24 PM PDT by tongass kid
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To: steve86

Just heard from friends in Craig. They are heading home after the evac.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 10:28:45 PM PDT by kingfisherktn
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To: kingfisherktn

Sounds like all the excitement is over by bedtime (let’s hope).


33 posted on 10/27/2012 10:31:34 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

I see five aftershocks 2.5 or greater so far.


34 posted on 10/27/2012 10:32:53 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: tongass kid

Inches. I have a son that is a part of the emergency management in SE Alaska and a daughter and her husband as earth scientist at U of Ak.


Inches! Great! Thanks for the good news. Seems the area dodged a bullet of sorts. When I read 7.7 quake, got pretty nervous. Glad you and family are safe as well.

Here is additional confirmation from Google alerts.
http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=e03a6e895721fff1&hl=en&gl=US&source=web


35 posted on 10/27/2012 10:32:53 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: tongass kid

What happens when you get out to the end of the S Tongass Highway? Just turn around and go home?


36 posted on 10/27/2012 10:59:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

I assume so. It has been a few years since I have been on the high way in Ketch.


37 posted on 10/27/2012 11:21:47 PM PDT by tongass kid
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To: madison10

All tv stations here in Hawaii are issuing Tsunami warnings for the expected first wave to hit here at 10:28 Hawaii Standard Time. In Honolulu they are asking people just a few feet above ocean level to evacuate. The biggest waves they predict will hit Maui (about 5 feet) and Hilo (about 4 feet).
A friend of mine down in Puna (southeast from Hilo)has said that people were gathering at his place to ride this thing out. His elevation above sea level is over 50 feet.


38 posted on 10/28/2012 12:10:24 AM PDT by Islander2
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To: steve86
Do a bag drag from (or to) the airport one single time, and you know every step of the route, including the ferry.

Everything is uphill when you step off the boat. Everything.

Respect the folks that live there. They have the harsh part, and I've never (thank GOD) been there during the winter months.

Weird and wonderful folks live up there. 6 months of summer up there screwed me up for leave down home because it gets dark here. Scary dark. I did re-adapt to my native environment, eventually.

Smoke pit at 2300 and seeing like daylight? I had problems with that. Damn sun didn't really set and go away. ;)

/johnny

39 posted on 10/28/2012 12:17:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: steve86

The “Bridge to Nowhere” was to replace that ferry. Not exactly a bridge to nowhere - it’s the only main airport for xxx miles around. And the ferry is more like a glorified barge IIRC. Can handle maybe 15 -20 pickup trucks??? Not sure how often it gets shut down for weather.


40 posted on 10/28/2012 12:27:49 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 21twelve

http://www.haig-brown.com/hottips/hotip138.htm

Well - this new one carries 22 vehicles. Doesn’t look suitable for stormy weather if you ask me!


41 posted on 10/28/2012 12:29:53 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: madison10

Hawaii is going to get hit. They’re saying 4 to 6 foot. Most of the damage will be in the north facing or north east facing harbors where the water is like in a washing machine. Supposed to hit in about an hour.


42 posted on 10/28/2012 12:40:18 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: GrandmaPatriot
Major suckage. Prayers up for Hawaii.

/johnny

43 posted on 10/28/2012 12:44:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
That and the fact that the state is totally dem corrupt are the horrible things we have to put up with living in paradise.

They are predicting up to 7 ft. in Hilo. That's huge.

44 posted on 10/28/2012 1:04:49 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: 21twelve
Not exactly a bridge to nowhere - it’s the only main airport for xxx miles around. And the ferry is more like a glorified barge IIRC.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt for buying the beer sampler at the restaurant at the south end of Ketchikan.

They do make some good local beers up there.

I'm of 2 minds on the bridge. It isn't any worse than the trams at DFW or the corridors from hell at LAX. It's short, it's sweet, the people are nice, and I got loaned 2 pair of socks when my bags went and I didn't, and had to cross back to Ketchikan for an unauthorized night over. Socks are gold. I also scored a night in a local residence, no charge to transportation and finance. (No joy, I was then, as now, a celibate.)

Personally? I think a bridge is un-needed.

Right up until it is. And it's deep there.

Don't start me on how I stomped the floor on approach to that nasty gravel runway. They don't put rudder pedals on passenger seats.

johnny

45 posted on 10/28/2012 1:06:02 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GrandmaPatriot
Easier in Alaska, you guys in Hawaii have flat land to cross before you hit a hill. In the part of Alaska I was in, everything.... was uphill or sea level. I could be 100m ASL in a few minutes.

At least the air is thick down there. I got hurt at 7000ft ASL, and they don't make enough air up there.

2 meters isn't so bad in the big scope. Prayers up for you guys, as well.

/johnny

46 posted on 10/28/2012 1:18:10 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: madison10

7.7 quake.. wonder if its preliminary to the expected big one off the Oregon coast.... with a +hundred foot Tsunami...


47 posted on 10/28/2012 3:02:30 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=51407&type=2&seriestime=20121028032430

Above link to the NOAA Hawaiian buoy which triggered the alarm. 60+m differentials in water column height.


48 posted on 10/28/2012 3:07:01 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: hosepipe

They're still there....

49 posted on 10/28/2012 7:09:03 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr
Thanks for the link. We finally went to bed about 11 pm HST and it was downgraded to an advisory at 1 am HST and finally cancelled at 4 am HST. Wave heights were between 1.2' and 2.6'.

I would certainly rather be warned an have it turn out to be much less than expected instead of the other way around.

50 posted on 10/28/2012 9:31:00 AM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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