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cieldumort
02:58 am - Tsunami Warning Now In Effect for Oregon and N. California Coasts
Tsunami Warning Now In Effect for Oregon and N. California Coasts

Tsunami Warning

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 4
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1244 AM PST FRI MAR 11 2011

THIS MESSAGE UPDATES THE ALERT STATUS TO WARNING AND ADVISORY.

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
   COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA AND OREGON FROM POINT
   CONCEPCION CALIFORNIA TO THE OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER...

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
   COASTAL AREAS OF ALASKA FROM AMCHITKA PASS ALASKA/125 MILES
   W OF ADAK/ TO ATTU ALASKA...

...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE COASTAL
   AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO
   POINT CONCEPCION CALIFORNIA...

...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE COASTAL
   AREAS OF WASHINGTON - BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE
   OREGON-WASHINGTON BORDER TO CHIGNIK BAY ALASKA...

...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL
   AREAS OF ALASKA FROM CHIGNIK BAY ALASKA TO AMCHITKA PASS
   ALASKA/125 MILES W OF ADAK/...

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
 A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE DAMAGE
 TO THE WARNING AND/OR ADVISORY REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE.
 PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO
 INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS
 ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES.
 - PERSONS IN TSUNAMI WARNING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO
   HIGHER GROUND.

 - PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF
   THE WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY

 LOCATION                   LAT    LON     TIME        AMPL
 ------------------------  -----  ------  -------     -----------
 TOSASHIMIZU  JAPAN        32.8N  132.9E  0747UTC   00.9FT/00.27M
 TOKAI  JAPAN              33.8N  137.6E  0645UTC   00.8FT/00.25M
 OFUNATO  JAPAN            39.0N  141.8E  0605UTC   10.8FT/03.29M
 HANASAKI  JAPAN           43.3N  145.6E  0643UTC   09.3FT/02.82M
 BOSO  JAPAN               34.8N  140.8E  0609UTC   02.6FT/00.78M

TIME - TIME OF MEASUREMENT
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
       IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
       VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).

 DEEP OCEAN SENSORS INDICATE A LARGE TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
 MAGNITUDE - 8.9
 TIME      - 2046 AKST MAR 10 2011
             2146  PST MAR 10 2011
             0546  UTC MAR 11 2011
 LOCATION  - 38.3 NORTH 142.4 EAST
           - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
 DEPTH     - 12 MILES/20 KM

TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD
INUNDATION IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED.  WARNINGS INDICATE THAT
WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS COASTAL FLOODING ACCOMPANIED BY POWERFUL
CURRENTS IS POSSIBLE AND MAY CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

TSUNAMI ADVISORIES MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE
WATER IS EXPECTED.  SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION
IS NOT EXPECTED FOR AREAS UNDER AN ADVISORY.  CURRENTS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAY
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

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Comments:


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From:cieldumort
Date:March 11th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, gotta stop those pinko commies from spreading lies about globule warning and all.
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From:floundah
Date:March 12th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
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That trumps saving lives.

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