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Tsunami alert for Alaskans
NOAA ^ | 9/25/03 | NOAA

Posted on 09/25/2003 2:12:36 PM PDT by af_vet_rr

TO ALL TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM PARTICIPANTS
SUBJECT: TSUNAMI WATCH BULLETIN - INITIAL
BULLETIN NUMBER 1
WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED 09/25/2003 AT 2003 UTC

...A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS FROM KODIAK, AK. TO ATTU, AK., INCLUSIVE...

...AT THIS TIME, THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY FOR OTHER AREAS OF CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND ALASKA...

EARTHQUAKE DATA:
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE: 8.0
LOCATION: 42.1N 143.6E - HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
TIME: 1150 ADT 09/25/2003
1250 PDT 09/25/2003
1950 UTC 09/25/2003

EVALUATION:
IT IS NOT KNOWN /REPEAT NOT KNOWN/ IF A TSUNAMI EXISTS, BUT A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED. THEREFORE, PERSONS IN LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED. TSUNAMIS MAY BE A SERIES OF WAVES WHICH COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

$$ PKZ130-122-121-123-520-510-320-330-321-AKZ191-185-181-171- 252103- COASTAL AREAS FROM KODIAK, AK. TO ATTU, AK., INCLUSIVE.

...A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS FROM KODIAK, AK. TO ATTU, AK., INCLUSIVE...

ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL... SHEMYA, AK 1507 ADT SEP 25
SAND PT., AK 1758 ADT SEP 25
ADAK, AK 1607 ADT SEP 25
COLD BAY, AK 1825 ADT SEP 25
DUTCH HARBOR, AK 1717 ADT SEP 25
KODIAK, AK 1846 ADT SEP 25

COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO KODIAK, AK.

...NO - REPEAT NO - TSUNAMI WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO KODIAK, AK...

FOR INFORMATION ONLY - ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL...
SEWARD, AK 1913 ADT SEP 25
TOFINO, BC 2200 PDT SEP 25 YAKUTAT, AK 1925 ADT SEP 25
NEAH BAY, WA 2211 PDT SEP 25 SITKA, AK 1927 ADT SEP 25
CHARLESTON, OR 2215 PDT SEP 25 LANGARA, BC 2033 PDT SEP 25
CRESCENT CITY,CA 2222 PDT SEP 25 VALDEZ, AK 1935 ADT SEP 25
SEASIDE, OR 2223 PDT SEP 25 CORDOVA, AK 1945 ADT SEP 25
ASTORIA, OR 2246 PDT SEP 25 HOMER, AK 2009 ADT SEP 25
SAN FRANCISCO,CA 2306 PDT SEP 25 KETCHIKAN, AK 2046 ADT SEP 25
SAN PEDRO, CA 2327 PDT SEP 25 JUNEAU, AK 2048 ADT SEP 25
LA JOLLA, CA 2336 PDT SEP 25 $$

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER AT EWA BEACH, HAWAII WILL ISSUE BULLETINS FOR OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC.

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT. THE TSUNAMI WATCH/WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ETA SITES.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: alaska; tsunami
Interesting..sorry for caps, cut and pasted straight from the site.
1 posted on 09/25/2003 2:12:37 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
btt
2 posted on 09/25/2003 2:14:57 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: af_vet_rr
There's already a long thread about this.
3 posted on 09/25/2003 2:15:12 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
whoops, searched on tsunami and alaska and turned up nothing.
4 posted on 09/25/2003 2:16:49 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: MineralMan
On this, or the Japanese earthquake? (Granted, they're related.)
5 posted on 09/25/2003 2:21:01 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
Yes this is related to the Japan earthquake which registered 7.8
6 posted on 09/25/2003 2:37:00 PM PDT by alisasny
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To: af_vet_rr
Hurricane season is over...oops, sorry, wrong thread.

7 posted on 09/25/2003 2:39:05 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (214.2 (-85.8) Homestretch to 200)
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To: af_vet_rr
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/989454/posts
8 posted on 09/25/2003 2:50:13 PM PDT by presidio9 (If [the French] are providing passports, Iím going to ask for Pellegrino)
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To: SamAdams76
"Hurricane season is over...oops, sorry, wrong thread. "

Slow learner? (hee,hee)

9 posted on 09/25/2003 2:50:47 PM PDT by blam
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To: af_vet_rr
Thanks for posting the update..
10 posted on 09/25/2003 2:56:39 PM PDT by rftc
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To: MineralMan; af_vet_rr
There's already a long thread about this.

No,there is not. This is brand new

11 posted on 09/25/2003 3:00:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Does anyone have a tagline they can spare?)
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To: seamole
Thanks for the information. My son is in Kodiak until the middle of next month. Appreciate your post.
14 posted on 09/25/2003 6:39:14 PM PDT by hoosiermama (.Prayers for all)
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To: seamole
"This has been upgraded to a WARNING

Waves as high as 7 feet have been observed in Japan "

7 feet? We're doomed.

15 posted on 09/25/2003 6:46:30 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: Godebert
AA called Saturday: 40 foot waves were coming down on their boat. Said it was a little unnerving to "look up" and see only water. Must be a typo of 70 foot waves.
16 posted on 09/25/2003 6:52:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (.Prayers for all)
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To: Godebert
Understand tsunami. A wave of only a foot or three in deep water can reach >20-30' as it comes ashore. These energy waves can travel at over 500 miles per hour across the entire Pacific Ocean - thousands of miles.

Tsunami are quite dangerous and severely deadly given the unfortunate combination of water displacement and location.
17 posted on 09/26/2003 1:33:27 AM PDT by SevenDaysInMay (Federal judges and justices serve for periods of good behavior, not life. Article III sec. 1)
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