Skip to comments.Japan - Tsunami warning issued after 8.3 magnitude earthquake
Posted on 01/12/2007 8:53:22 PM PST by HAL9000
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Meteorological Agency issues tsunami warning for country's east coast after magnitude 8.3 earthquake in northern Japan.
It depends what time zone you have selected for your FR settings/options.
You can have FR set to PT, ET and maybe even CT. You can change this in the options.
In fact, I used to see PT in my posts, until I figured out that could be changed. Right now, at the bottom of my posts, it says "1:16AM EST"
Yeah, but he said he was wrong on that one and he really meant the flooding in New England.
Yea... I'm with you..
Hey, I'm also a mayor.
I want everyone to be ok... no more catastrophies!
HACHINOHE, Japan 0613Z
It is now 0617Z time
Yes, your time in Oregon...
Time right now here in Buffalo is 1:18 AM
Time for bed.
**** NEW UPDATE JUST POSTED SECONDS AGO ****
Not sure what they changed if anything, here is the key portion. This is update #4 for alaska to california coast
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 4
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1013 PM PST FRI JAN 12 2007
...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE ALASKA
COASTAL AREAS FROM SAND POINT ALASKA TO ATTU ALASKA...
...A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE BRITISH COLUMBIA
AND ALASKA COASTAL AREAS FROM THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER
I., BRITISH COLUMBIA TO SAND POINT ALASKA...
...AT THIS TIME THIS MESSAGE IS ADVISORY ONLY FOR OTHER
AREAS OF CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON - AND BRITISH
I watched the big tsunami unfold live on FR. I picked it up 15 minutes of the quake and stayed up till 3AM. It was the most helpless feeling to watch and know, and not be able to do anything. I have been on this event since 3 minutes after first post. It is frustrating and yet, you can't stop watching.
My son lives in Anchorage with his family. Prayers up.
They were talking about dutch harbor now they are talking about sand point
Yup, I know..
One day years ago we followed a plane coming in from overseas into LA.. I forget why, I think I was watching the whole thing for 3 hours.
I'm with ya'... I can't say that I will be here 3 hours from now though.
I watched the aftermath from the other one and the after, aftermath. Kind of like Katrina.
Can I stop watching? It is US this time, maybe. It will be here in the morning.
I agree, no moe catastrophies but that's out of our hands.
I'm not really a Mayor. I just enjoy irritating the politicos and have run for office 3 times, this next time I win...! : )
Cool... You win on the magical number 4!
Freep mail me for my story.
Robertson said, "Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have felt strongly that the coasts are going to be lashed by vicious hurricanes this year. Also, there may well be something as bad as a tsunami up in the Pacific Northwest." http://mediamatters.org/items/200605180016
Perhaps the most important earthquake to study to understand tsunami destruction at a distance is the Great Chilean Earthquake of 1960 (a 9.5 magnitude earthquake). That earthquake devastated Hilo, Hawaii, areas of the Philippines, a couple of local areas in Japan, and of course Chile. What is important is that reflected waves or waves caused at different points can combine in certain areas to amplify locally. This is why Hilo, Hawaii was devastated in 1960, but most of Hawaii was unscathed. It is interesting to note that Hilo, Hawaii was hit by several small waves from the tsunami (like parts in Japan) before a larger devastating wave hit. from the Great Earthquake of 2004 may help you to see how it acts. The major lesson is to evacuate everywhere that the tsunami could possibly have these amplifying actions (or just the original wavefront) that exceed a certain setpoint. More information on the Great Chilean Earthquake of 1960.
Ok, can't keep my eyes open any longer...
Night all. I know that the ONLY real news will be here at FR.
it could be even longer than 3 hours. NOAA is predicting approximately 5:23 AM (Eastern Time) (12:23 Hawaii Time) should anything happen there. I pray not though.
My son, in Hilo, just called to say he's going up to Kaumana area - away from his apt by ocean. And he usually ignores these watches. But a 8.4 quake. . . . . Civil defense message flashing across our TV screens now. I'm up by the airport, so don't have to leave.
Thanks for the thread, Hal9000.