Tsunami Warning: Here in Hawaii

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    Feb 27, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    my roommate woke me up from a call. and its all over the news

    its could be nothing but they have evacuation warnings already and preparations for the worst. busses are closed and they warned us no to drive by the water.

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    Feb 27, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    One of my best friends, Asa, lived in Maui. Is Maui in danger?

    Shit.
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    Feb 27, 2010 4:54 PM GMT
    Well get to high ground!! Even if there are no buildings there or roads, pack a duffle bag, canned food & canteen and get yer ass up high! ALL of Hawaii and other islands are in potential danger. Not to mention the west coast of US.
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    Feb 27, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm getting MSNBC alerts on my iPhone about it, one just 2 minutes ago. Run for the hills! icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 27, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    It sounds very serious. I'd get all facts and respond in an orderly manner.
    Lets hope it turns out to be a false alarm. They do talk about the "high state" of this warning. The country is certainly watching.
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/


    National Tsunami Warning Center
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

    1105 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

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    Feb 27, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    I just spoke with my friend in Maui and he said the water is supposed to hit at 11am (their time). He said lots of peole are running around crazy scared, but that lots of people aren't very worried.
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    I grew up in Hawaii and remember as a kid getting a tsunami warning. We got out of school early but because of where I lived we didn't have to evacuate. Turned out the tsunami was only like 3" big.
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    One of my friend's parents are vacationing in Hawaii right now. Her mom has an iPhone and is posting updates to Facebook pretty regularly. People at the resorts are running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

    This warning is in response to the 8.8mag earthquake in Chile.

    I hope everybody's alright. Scary stuff.
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    AJMadCity saidOne of my friend's parents are vacationing in Hawaii right now. Her mom has an iPhone and is posting updates to Facebook pretty regularly. People at the resorts are running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

    This warning is in response to the 8.8mag earthquake in Chile.

    I hope everybody's alright. Scary stuff.

    Well at least we now have this kind of technology that provides these warnings. If I lived in the Hawaiian islands along eastern shoreline, I would evacuate low-lying areas ASAP. Some of the Chilean islands got hit with a 130-foot tsunami. Hawaii will likely see less, but I say get out of Dodge.
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    I'm watching the news and I guess this all happened because of the earthquake that hit Chile. The sirens were going off. I really do hope its nothing. Everything is closed, the malls, schools all that

    I've never experienced this before. Verizon connection went off in Maui. My roommates family is there and his phone stopped working. I'm just tuning in for more info icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    Maybe 2012 is coming? An lceberg the size of switzerland has just broken away in Antartica which will cause the seas to rise now the Chilean Plates cracking up?

    Who know's?
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    UPDATE: The AP is reporting that waves have already struck French Polynesia and that the tsunami presented as a series of approximately 6ft waves rather than a wall of water. Still somewhat dangerous, but not catastrophic by any means. The same is expected in Hawaii.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/6888939.html
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    Feb 27, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    From Fox News: "The waves are expected to measure roughly 8 feet at Hilo, Hawaii."

    Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587588,00.html

    Also, this is apparently the first time the sirens have gone off in Hawaii in 16 years. http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Chile_Earthquake/tsunami-warning-hawaii-islands-brace-waves-hit/story?id=9964404
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    Feb 27, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    Better to be safe than sorry. Go for a hike in the hills
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    BodrumBoy saidMaybe 2012 is coming? An lceberg the size of switzerland has just broken away in Antartica which will cause the seas to rise now the Chilean Plates cracking up?

    Who know's?


    that scares me
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    Yes, 2012 is coming.
    But 2011 will come first.
    And then 2013.
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:56 AM GMT
    I watched streaming coverage from Hilo this afternoon, and the surges were visible, but they didn't amount to very much.
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    ain't gonna happen! sorta like the wrong kind of quake
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    Feb 28, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    The 2005 tsunami was the modern world's wake up call, better be safe, as has been said tirelessly, than sorry.
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    Feb 28, 2010 12:20 PM GMT
    islandmscle saidmy roommate woke me up from a call. and its all over the news

    its could be nothing but they have evacuation warnings already and preparations for the worst. busses are closed and they warned us no to drive by the water.

    I'm scaredicon_sad.gif


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    Feb 28, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    BodrumBoy saidMaybe 2012 is coming? An lceberg the size of switzerland has just broken away in Antartica which will cause the seas to rise now the Chilean Plates cracking up?

    Who know's?



    Who knows where you got your information about the iceberg? First off, it's the size of Luxembourg (approx. 985 sq miles) not Switzerland (15,940 sq miles). Secondly, the 3 articles I read said nothing about causing the sea level to rise.

    If they move into warmer water, they will take DECADES to melt.

    Stop repeating scurrilous science that only tries to scare people.
    See:
    http://rawstory.com/2010/02/iceberg-size-luxembourg-breaks-antarctica/
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    Feb 28, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    BodrumBoy saidMaybe 2012 is coming? An lceberg the size of switzerland has just broken away in Antartica which will cause the seas to rise now the Chilean Plates cracking up?

    Who know's?



    Who knows where you got your information about the iceberg? First off, it's the size of Luxembourg (approx. 985 sq miles) not Switzerland (15,940 sq miles). Secondly, the 3 articles I read said nothing about causing the sea level to rise.

    If they move into warmer water, they will take DECADES to melt.

    Stop repeating scurrilous science that only tries to scare people.
    See:
    http://rawstory.com/2010/02/iceberg-size-luxembourg-breaks-antarctica/


    Yeah that ice is harder than steel...ask the Titanic.
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    Mar 01, 2010 1:59 AM GMT
    So are any of our RJ members in Chile, online and able to tell us what you experienced when this quake hit?

    Hard to believe that this quake was an estimated 500 times the power of the Haiti quake in late January.....how fortunate that Chile is more prepared and familiar with quakes....icon_cool.gif