Skip to comments.Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast
Posted on 04/01/2014 5:27:30 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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Iquique and Arica are cities with approximately 200,000 each.
Why, of course, they aren't natives. Did you expect them to know the language?
Thanks for all the info, a local news teaser said Hawaii officials are preparing for the warning of a tsunami.
Luck to all.
Ugh, I have family getting on a plane to Hawaii tomorrow morning. Wonder if they’ll delay that plane taking off until this thing shakes out (pardon the pun).
3D great tool! Thanks for sharing. Interesting a 5.3 in Southern Atlantic moments before the 8.2 in Chili (3D says it was actually an 8.3 now)
We were stationed at pearl sub base and this was one of my fears. That and jaws.
The next wave may be bigger, and the tsunami may last for hours.
Just after 10 p.m. on May 22, 1960, seismologist Jerry Eaton and four companions assembled at the U.S. Geological Surveys Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on the Island of Hawaii. Gathering cameras, notebooks, flashlights, and steel measuring tapes, they piled into a Ford station wagon for the 30-mile ride down to Hilo. There they hoped to measure the 1960 Chilean tsunami, which was expected to arrive at about midnight.
The men had good reason to measure this tsunami. Hawaii had been struck in the past by deadly tsunamis, including ones from Chile in 1837 and 1877 and one from the Aleutian Islands in 1946 that in Hilo alone killed 98 people. Measurements of past tsunamis are commonly used to help identify areas at risk from future tsunamis. Measurements had been made in Hawaii of Aleutian tsunamis, but little was known about the heights of tsunamis from Chile.
In Hilo, Mr. Eaton and his companions stopped to clear their plans with the police and then drove to the Wailuku River Bridge, on the shore of Hilo Bay. They knew that the 1946 Aleutian tsunami had destroyed the bridge there. The men set up an observation post on the new bridge and began measuring the water level beneath it. Just in case, they also planned their own evacuation route, a short sprint to high ground.
Just after midnight, the water under the bridge rose to 4 feet above normal-the first wave of the tsunami had arrived. At 12:46 a.m., the second wave washed under the bridge at a level 9 feet above normal. By 1:00 a.m., the water beneath the bridge had dropped to 7 feet below normal. Mr. Eaton recalls that they then heard an ominous noise, a faint rumble like a distant train, that came from the darkness far out in Hilo Bay. Two minutes later, they began to see the source of the noise, a pale wall of tumbling water, caught in the dim lights of Hilo. The wave grew in height as it moved steadily toward the city, and the noise became deafening.
By 1:04 a.m., the men on the bridge realized that they should run the few hundred feet to high ground. Turning around, they watched the 20-foot-high, nearly vertical front of the wave hit the bridge, and water splashed high into the air. After this wave had passed and they thought it was safe, Mr. Eaton and his companions returned to the bridge and continued to record the water level during several more waves of the tsunami (see diagram below).
I’m hoping another large meteor impacts Arizona, so we can go visit the site...Hopefully it will only take out the libs there.
How long before someone blames Global Climate Warming Change, or whatever they are calling it today.
Fox News was reporting warnings for California and Washington state. I can’t see how a tsunami wave would make that trajectory to hit most of the west coast of California or Washington. I can see Hawaii being in the line of fire and New Zealand, but I can’t see how the wave would curve around the central to northern part of California to actually hit Washington or Oregon.
EQ 3D gets it data instantly from USGS, upon startup of the program. Instantaneous updates are done by clicking on the USGS button.
Wait til you explore all the controls. Spin/Zoom, change surface textures, time period for Earthquakes, size of Earthquakes, and many other options.
You can see the PATTERN of EQ activity around the globe, in seconds.
Before you too much further down that road, read post #104.
No problem, I was just kidding too when I hoped for a another large meteor to strike Arizona....Even though that would be pretty neat to watch from 4 or 500 miles away.
Read post #104.
Read post 156
Actually, it probably wouldn’t matter just where in the US a meteorite struck, if it was sufficiently large.
Thanks for that tip..
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