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Greg Barnes

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 11, 2011 - 02:17am PT
USGS estimate just went from 7.9 to 8.9, hope people are OK. Tsunami warnings up from Russia to Hawaii, early reports of tsunami hitting coast of Japan with major damage:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/10/501364/main20041987.shtml?tag=breakingnews

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0001xgp/
QITNL

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:24am PT
Wow, this is a bad one. Good luck to our Japanese friends.
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:24am PT
We are next in line. Get your emergency earthquake kit ready.
crøtch

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:27am PT
Never seen anything like this. Tsunami hitting the Japan coast now. Unimaginable disaster. :-(
QITNL

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:28am PT
Tsunami watch (not a warning) for Bay Area Coast 9:46 AM.
Hawaii 2:59 AM.
(As reported - updated 11:39 AM)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:35am PT
The NOAA tsunami warning/alert/watch website:
http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.2011.03.11.064306

It's currently described as an expanding regional warning.
Nohea

Trad climber
Sunny Aiea,Hi
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:44am PT
Wow 8.9 is a freakin bump....ganbate,fighto my Nihonjin Buddies!

At least a 3 am arrival will minimize the nut jobs sitting outside pops.

Aloha,
Will
D.Eubanks

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:45am PT
I was there after the Kobe earthquake, building emergency housing.

This hits close to home.
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:57am PT
Jan?!?! You alright over there? Dang it...

Heck, Debbie is in Yokosuka-shi. She better be alright or I'm going to have one hell of a break down.

QITNL

climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:58am PT
Bump: If you know somebody in the region which may be affected by the upcoming tsunami, you should let them know.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:58am PT
hey there say, ohmy... this is very awful .... :(

i will be praying.. man oh man, i am glad i am awake now, to hear this, and not hearing it later...

how can anyone help anyone when this happens :(


also, keep us informed for hawaii, as well...
:(
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:59am PT
Jan was ok as of a few minutes ago


Jan: Mar 10, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
Tom-

We haven't felt a thing in Okinawa although we may yet as we haven't had a really bad quake here in many years.

Edit: I have a couple of NASA friends over there who are ok, but a couple of others that we haven't heard from...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:00am PT
hey there say, anastasia... i know two gals in japan, that are dear friends, too....

not to mention that everyone is dear to others, there, too... :(


oh my... prayer alert... we must pray...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:01am PT
hey there say, tom... thanks for lettting us know...
god blesss...
Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:04am PT
Thanks Tom, you are awesome. Hopefully Jan is just busy keeping himself safe.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:13am PT
huge tsunami sweeping inland along japanese coast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKh-QaeT6rc
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:19am PT
hey there say, tom, jan, or anyone tha knows japan...
i dont know how much city, provence, etc, or whatever
to write, so here is all of it, but not the personal numbers:

where is this area, this is my friend's town, area, etc:

issiki
hayama mirura
kanagawa

and where, please, is this area:

equchi kata
nakai cho
matsudo shi
chiba ken

please, let me know if these are near those danger areas,
thanks, if you can...
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:19am PT
Okinawa is ok - no shaking, but the loud speakers have been announcing tsunami warnings for our eastern Pacific Coast - a tsunami of 2 meters (6 1/2 ft.) is predicted.

The TV footage from up north looks horrific. I'm sure the American military in Okinawa is readying disaster relief teams as I write.

Anastasia

climber
hanging from an ice pic and missing my mama.
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:19am PT
My friend Matt is in Guam, they are evacuating now. If a tsunami hits it will be within the hour.
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:24am PT
http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/

000
WEHW40 PHEB 110731
TSUHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-110931-
/O.CAN.PHEB.TS.A.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/O.NEW.PHEB.TS.W.0001.110311T0731Z-000000T0000Z/
BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
931 PM HST THU MAR 10 2011
TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING
A TSUNAMI WARNING IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0931 PM HST.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0746 PM HST 10 MAR 2011
COORDINATES - 38.2 NORTH 142.5 EAST
LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN
MAGNITUDE - 8.8 MOMENT
MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
DART 21413 30.5N 152.1E 0659Z 0.76M / 2.5FT 32MIN
HANASAKI HOKKAIDO J 43.3N 145.6E 0657Z 2.79M / 9.2FT 76MIN
DART 21401 42.6N 152.6E 0643Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 40MIN
DART 21418 38.7N 148.7E 0619Z 1.08M / 3.5FT 06MIN
LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.
NOTE - DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY
ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL
MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS.
EVALUATION
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG
COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION
SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.
A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE
CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD
COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS
CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.
TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT
RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI
WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL
QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE
CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED
BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH
TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.
THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS
0259 AM HST FRI 11 MAR 2011
MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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