Skip to comments.Tsunami strikes Chile: Live updates after massive 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes giant wave
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:14:09 PM PDT by kingattax
A wave of more than six feet in height has hit the port of Iquique in Chile.
It is a key copper exporting port, close to the country's main copper mines.
Mining companies Codelco and BHP Billiton said that had not yet received reports of damage to mines.
(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...
That big, huh?
Some reports claim the wave which hit the Chilean coast was as high as 7ft.
Tremours from last night’s earthquake were felt as far away as Bolivia.
When did this happen? At the link it says 2:17 a.m. Then there’s a video at 2:50 a.m. that looks like broad daylight.
A six foot wave?! That’s pretty routine around my home
in Charlevoix,Mi., on Lake Michigan.(No earthquakes though).
This “wave” might be 100 miles wide. Think of it like a storm surge in a hurricane.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] on behalf of firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 6:37 PM
Subject: [Tsunami Message - IOC] NWS-NTWC Tsunami Information Statement
WEAK53 PAAQ 020136
PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 3
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
636 PM PDT TUE APR 1 2014
UPDATES IN THIS MESSAGE INCLUDE NEW OBSERVATIONS.
...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA...
* A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD POTENTIALLY IMPACT
THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE.
* THE U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IS ANALYZING
THE EVENT TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF DANGER.
* MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
* THIS EARTHQUAKE HAS GENERATED A LARGE
TSUNAMI IN THE SOURCE REGION.
PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
* MAGNITUDE 8.2
* ORIGIN TIME 1547 AKDT APR 01 2014
1647 PDT APR 01 2014
2347 UTC APR 01 2014
* COORDINATES 19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST
* DEPTH 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED
TIME OBSERVED MAX
SITE OF MEASUREMENT TSUNAMI HEIGHT
PISAGUA CHILE 0102 UTC 04-02 07.6FT
IQUIQUE CHILE 2348 UTC 04-01 05.9FT
DART32401ST CHILE 0011 UTC 04-02 00.8FT
PATACHE CHILE 0006 UTC 04-02 05.6FT
ARICA CHILE 0016 UTC 04-02 04.4FT
MATARANI PERU 0020 UTC 04-02 01.8FT
ANTOFAGASTA CHILE 0027 UTC 04-02 00.9FT
MEJILLONES CHILE 0038 UTC 04-02 02.0FT
HEIGHT - OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE
TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT.
NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
* MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THE
PROGRESS OF THIS EVENT.
* REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR
* PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON...
WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.
Isn’t 6-7 feet “surfs up”?
Hang ten brah ...
They're saying that the main wave is supposed to hit in about 30 minutes from now.
Professionals surf on waves up to 20 feet high according to a search.
Some smart Chiliean needs to set up a live cam on Youtube and rake in the ad clicks!
This isn’t a wave that goes up and down. The entire ocean level seems to rise 7 feet, then it just keeps coming... and coming... and coming.
Imagine if the sea level suddenly rose by seven feet. The force can wash away an entire town and kill thousands.
A six foot tsunami wave would be more like sea level suddenly rose six feet and stayed there for hours. It doesn’t just break and then it’s over.
Thanks. I didn’t think about it that way.
It’s south of the equator, dark is opposite there...
They’re saying that the main wave is supposed to hit in about 30 minutes from now.