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NO DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.
HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Apparently Japan already got hit with the tsunamis and they were extremely small (4 inches) and no threat.
A tsunami alert was issued by Japan's meteorological agency, but later lifted after two small waves a few centimetres high hit the coastline.
Originally posted by chebob
That storys from august........just to point out
A 12-inch tsunami wave hit the city of Ofunato, and two 4- to 8-inch waves generated by the quake struck two other towns in the area, the agency said. Tsunami waves — those generated by earthquakes — are often barely noticeable in the ocean but can rise to great heights once they arrive at shore. There were no immediate reports of damage.
Originally posted by FredT
The Tsunami's have hit but with no damage at all. The waves were measured from 4-12 inches
Originally posted by howmuchisthedoggy
I was woken by that quake this morning. Pretty intense. I live in the area mentioned, so I am happy to report no tsunami worth talking about.
It was an unusual quake though. Most start off strong and fade in intensity, but this one suddenly picked up in intensity and got stronger about half way through.
No aftershocks yet. No injuries or damage to report either.
Originally posted by ImJaded
Thank God! My partner lives around there, I am not sure of the area, but I am glad that all is ok