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03-11-2011, 04:43 AM
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Okay, so we're not talking about something serious enough to get to frantic?
Not where I live. Yeay mountains.

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There may be a little flooding in places like Richmond.
I'm more talking about Hawaii. I don't expect the coast of British Columbia to really be affected at all.

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Okay, so we're not talking about something serious enough to get to frantic?
From what I've heard, it's all entirely dependent on the underwater geography near the coast. Some areas might get hit harder than others...

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I'm more talking about Hawaii. I don't expect the coast of British Columbia to really be affected at all.
Oh sorry, you're the one with a sister in Hawaii? I don't know man, but I'm sure they're aware if they have to evac there.

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I'm more talking about Hawaii. I don't expect the coast of British Columbia to really be affected at all.
There's a warning in Hawaii and it says the islands could get hit by waves up to 2 meters high.

That's high ish but if your sister is off the coast a little she's probably fine.

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From what I've heard, it's all entirely dependent on the underwater geography near the coast. Some areas might get hit harder than others...
Don't quote me on this but I think that the shallower the geography by the coast, the more chance the tsunami has of intensifying. Vaguely remember it from EOSC class.

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tsunami Warning has been issued for the State of Hawaii by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The first of several waves resulting from a severe earthquake off Honshu Japan is expected to arrive in the State at approximately 2:55 a.m.

Tsunamis pose a serious threat to ALL coastal areas of Oahu; repeat ALL coastal areas of Oahu. Residents living in coastal tsunami evacuation zones on Oahu as identified in the maps in the front of the telephone white page directory should begin evacuation immediately when outdoor warning sirens sound.

If you are not in a coastal evacuation zone stay where you are and stay off the road. Keep roads and highways open for evacuees exiting the shoreline and first responders who must enter to assist.
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/...asp?S=14231315

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There's a warning in Hawaii and it says the islands could get hit by waves up to 2 meters high.

That's high ish but if your sister is off the coast a little she's probably fine.
Yeah, it's looking like there's not a whole lot to worry about as far as Hawaii goes. Just a bit of a scare, I guess.

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03-11-2011, 04:53 AM
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Damn that sucks. Best wishes to all those in Japan.

On a related note, does anyone remember how big that supposed "Mega-Quake" that's supposed to happen along the Juan de Fuca was supposed to be?

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Apparently buoy readings of waves were 1m high in deep ocean... which would mean that the wave would get huge in shallow water, right?

Listening to Al Jazeera... informative.

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give the guy a break, the tweets are obviously coming in waves
Terrible taste, but I chuckled.

Vibes to everyone affected or threatened. Who knows, one day the big one is coming to Vancouver. Who'll be laughing then?

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They are saying on CNN that it is the 7th worst earthquake in recorded human history. And that the people in that northern city of Sundai where you see the footage on the news of the giant 33 foot wave only had about 30 min to get inland. There are gonna be SO many dead.

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There may be a little flooding in places like Richmond.
How would it hit Richmond? At worst waves of a few feet would hit the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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While Richmond is an island community, we are not at significant risk of a tsunami. Vancouver Island lies as a kind of breakwater between the open ocean and Richmond providing us with a natural protective barrier. If a tsunami did occur on the open ocean, Vancouver Island would absorb the major impact of a tsunami. The tsunami waves would dissipate to one metre or less as they moved through the Juan de Fuca Straight and Gulf Islands.

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anyone on the coast that's worried about this is out of their mind, no way this has any affect on the island other then maybe a little flooding on the beaches...

(talking about vancouver island btw, I also go to uvic)

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Oh man, i got friends in Japan and Hawaii right now.

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Warnings for BC, Oregon, Alaska, California.

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CNN just said that the water could go "miles" inland in the US and Canada. 5 foot swell is expected, which they said CAN be much worse than it sounds, doesnt mean the water will just flood a beach.

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Stay safe guys, for those who won't be shielded by Van Island.

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Good luck guys. Just woke up and turned on the news.

Stay safe.

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it looks like you guys are periphery area of the waves, its going down pretty much SE of pacific. Might get flooding though

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My bro and his wife live in southernish Japan but they're okay. Mindblowing pictures, even though the people of Sendai only had 30 minutes warning I would not be surprised if most managed to make it to safety.

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CNN just said that the water could go "miles" inland in the US and Canada. 5 foot swell is expected, which they said CAN be much worse than it sounds, doesnt mean the water will just flood a beach.
Yes. People still think a 5 foot tsunami wave is a simple 5 foot wave rather than a 5 foot wall of water bringing with it the volume and force of a very large swath of the ocean.

Not saying that BC or the US coast will get hit with something that powerful...that all depends on how much of the wall is left. It might end up being just a wave, or it may be more severe.

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Yes. People still think a 5 foot tsunami wave is a simple 5 foot wave rather than a 5 foot wall of water bringing with it the volume and force of a very large swath of the ocean.

Not saying that BC or the US coast will get hit with something that powerful...that all depends on how much of the wall is left. It might end up being just a wave, or it may be more severe.
Should have hit by now no?

I had read the waves would hit BC by about 4 AM...

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