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Tsunami Warning Issued For Pacific - After 7.9 Quake in Tonga - Also Live Fiji Webcam - for Tsunami

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posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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A Tsunami Warning has been issued to Hawaii, I am sure all the other areas have also gotten warnings, but this is from the USGS.

Also you can watch a LIVE Fiji Webcam, it looks like they keep scanning the horizon and going to the shore for watching for tsunamis and watching for the water receding from the shoreline.

link to webcam: www.fijiwebcam.com...


TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
831 AM HST THU MAR 19 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI ADVISORY

A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE
AT 0831 AM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0818 AM HST 19 MAR 2009
COORDINATES - 23.0 SOUTH 174.8 WEST
LOCATION - TONGA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.7 MOMENT

EVALUATION


I will keep adding more, as I find more


edit for external link highlight


[edit on 19-3-2009 by questioningall]

[edit on 19-3-2009 by questioningall]




posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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They were running the (Fiji) webcam fast around, looked like some breaking waves out on the horizon, but the webcam is constantly moving around right now. They are definitely on the watch.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:24 PM
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reply to post by questioningall
 


Yeah they just showed seemingly live on fox news an undersea volcanic eruption they said was in the area...by undersea I should clarify EXPLODING above the ocean surface...Can we find that cam feed? It's cool looking...hmmm



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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Edit:

Never mind, I saw some breaking waves off in the horizon from the live feed. But yeah you can tell they are definately on the watch.

The quake hit an hour ago, shouldn't the wave be there by now?


-Kdial1


[edit on 19-3-2009 by kdial1]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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reply to post by questioningall
 


The webcam is great. They are scanning the horizon and just zoomed in on a large wave. It didn't appear to be anything like a tsunami though.

[edit on 19-3-2009 by liveandlearn]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Large wave is coming into Fiji right now - lots of "breaking out on the horizon.

I will just keep posting as I am watching it.

The shoreline, is not showing any water being sucked out though. - that is a Good thing.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:26 PM
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Wrong, no tsunami warning issued for Hawaii.. Not even close. Reports and warnings are two different things!

www.hawaiiss.com...






[edit on 19-3-2009 by Bombeni]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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I just saw a wave spanning from the left to the right of the entire horizon, it's coming! It's intense to watch, but it doesn't look that big as of right now.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by Bombeni
Wrong, no tsunami warning issued. Not even close. Reports and warnings are two different things!

www.hawaiiss.com...




That's for Hawaii only, I believe. Here's the warning:

Tsunami Warning



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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Hey the underwater volcano thread, with awesome pics is here, it had exploded yesterday.

Info and thread:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Lots of upclose pics.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by Bombeni
Wrong, no tsunami warning issued for Hawaii.. Not even close. Reports and warnings are two different things!

www.hawaiiss.com...





Looks like there is a warning posted on there to me, are you blind?


TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
831 AM HST THU MAR 19 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI ADVISORY

A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE
AT 0831 AM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0818 AM HST 19 MAR 2009
COORDINATES - 23.0 SOUTH 174.8 WEST
LOCATION - TONGA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.7 MOMENT

EVALUATION

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED A NON-EXPANDING
REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING FOR A PART OF THE PACIFIC NEAR THE
EARTHQUAKE. BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA THERE IS NO DESTRUCTIVE
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

HOWEVER... SOME COASTAL AREAS IN HAWAII COULD EXPERIENCE SMALL
NON-DESTRUCTIVE SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG OR UNUSUAL CURRENTS
LASTING UP TO SEVERAL HOURS. THE ESTIMATED TIME SUCH EFFECTS
MIGHT BEGIN IS

0236 PM HST THU 19 MAR 2009

MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.


It is not for Hawaii, but there is a warning, so the Author needs to change the thread title.

-Kdial1



[edit on 19-3-2009 by kdial1]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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I would think a tsunami would have already happened in the Fiji area, due to how close Tonga is and the Earthquake. You can tell, however is behind the camera though, is constantly scanning for any tsunami.

It looks like they should be ok, I would think, after this amount of time.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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Man, the people in that boat (on that linked webcam on Fiji) ought to be putting out to sea, away from shore, no?...where the wave would just pass them by, if it comes, instead of rearing up and throwing them on shore as they hang out where it might make landfall...GO, BOAT, GO!



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:38 PM
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There's no indication a tsunami has occured but a warning has been issued based on size of the quake


Source - NOAA

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1830Z 19 MAR 2009

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

TONGA / NIUE / KERMADEC IS / AMERICAN SAMOA / SAMOA /
WALLIS-FUTUNA / FIJI

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR
INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 1818Z 19 MAR 2009
COORDINATES - 23.0 SOUTH 174.8 WEST
DEPTH - 48 KM
LOCATION - TONGA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.7

EVALUATION

IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS WARNING IS
BASED ONLY ON THE EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION. AN EARTHQUAKE OF THIS
SIZE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GENERATE A DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THAT CAN
STRIKE COASTLINES IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER WITHIN MINUTES
TO HOURS. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE
ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS CENTER WILL MONITOR
SEA LEVEL GAUGES NEAREST THE REGION AND REPORT IF ANY TSUNAMI
WAVE ACTIVITY IS OBSERVED. THE WARNING WILL NOT EXPAND TO OTHER
AREAS OF THE PACIFIC UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED TO
WARRANT SUCH AN EXPANSION.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME
-------------------------------- ------------ ------------
TONGA NUKUALOFA 21.0S 175.2W 1845Z 19 MAR
NIUE NIUE IS. 19.0S 170.0W 1904Z 19 MAR
KERMADEC IS RAOUL IS. 29.2S 177.9W 1912Z 19 MAR
AMERICAN SAMOA PAGO PAGO 14.3S 170.7W 1925Z 19 MAR
SAMOA APIA 13.8S 171.8W 1934Z 19 MAR
WALLIS-FUTUNA WALLIS IS. 13.2S 176.2W 1947Z 19 MAR
FIJI SUVA 18.1S 178.4E 2003Z 19 MAR

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.


Edit: if there is a tsunami it's not expected in Fiji for another 20 minutes

[edit on 19-3-2009 by Essan]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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That or get way into shore, but I am going to do some searches right now, on other areas and see if there are other webcams we can watch too,



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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He is making me dizzy, he is going ssssoooo fast around, it keeps making me think he "sees" something, and is rushing to watch it.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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If we are looking at the possible times map:

Map

Any Tsunami in the Fiji area would be very imminent at this time (19:42 GMT). Hopefully, the warning will pass.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by questioningall
I would think a tsunami would have already happened in the Fiji area, due to how close Tonga is and the Earthquake. You can tell, however is behind the camera though, is constantly scanning for any tsunami.

It looks like they should be ok, I would think, after this amount of time.



That camera is automated. It changes angles at exactly the same time every pass.

Not hard to set one up that way. It was set up good though, it gets a view of the shore and out to sea.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:47 PM
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According to the arrival summary on the tsunami warning page, it should hit Suva, Fiji at 20:04, or 1:04 P.M. pacific time.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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I almost think those waves breaking in the background on the Suva webcam are hitting a small jetti or island off the coast, they seem to dissapate and reform behind the break, much like normal waves.




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