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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 @ 04:55 PM
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What matters is that people care about the world no matter how far apart we are as a people on earth, shows that man has got a good side too.




posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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yes it pulls a trick on your eyes..we would all love to see it "live" comming... but it is a populated island group.they will just wash off the island on the other side...

i am just glad no one got hurt for now...



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by questioningall
Or question, to you? Should I do a thread and compile webcams around the Pacific for watches as this, with all the different links in it? Or just keep adding them here as I find them?

You tell me.............................


Would be awesome to have all data in one place....

And if you compile this, we are eternally in your debt! [smile]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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Your headline is in error.
An advisory is not the same as a warning. No warning was issued for Hawaii.

Tsunami Advisory:

The third highest level of tsunami alert. Advisories are issued by the TWCs to coastal populations within areas not currently in either warning or watch status when a tsunami warning has been issued for another region of the same ocean. An Advisory indicates that an area is either outside the current warning and watch regions, or that the tsunami poses no danger to that area. The Center issuing the Advisory will continue to monitor the event, issuing updates at least hourly. As conditions warrant, the Advisory will either be continued, upgraded to a watch or warning, or ended. For an example of the NWS format tsunami advisory CLICK HERE.

wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov...

[edit on 3/19/2009 by Phage]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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All is well now except maybe some strong tides:


TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 3 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI 1009 AM HST THU MAR 19 2009 TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - FINAL TSUNAMI ADVISORY THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS ENDED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT 1009 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 MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- ----- NIUE 19.1S 169.9W 1911Z 0.04M / 0.1FT 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. EVALUATION THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS CANCELLED THE REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING IT ISSUED FOR ANOTHER PART OF THE PACIFIC. BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA THERE IS NO DESTRUCTIVE TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII AND THE ADVISORY FOR HAWAII IS ALSO CANCELLED. 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 THIS WILL BE THE FINAL MESSAGE ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Source 1

Luckily this has led to an non event as far as tsunami goes.

Around 6000 people live within the danger area of Seismic effects of the event, but in the green zone area with no deaths expected.
USGS 2

Luckily this was at sea, not by a major city and at depth to avoid Tsunami.

Kind regards,

Elf



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 06:31 PM
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Hey, I put a thread together of Live Webcams throughout the Pacific - so if there is another tsunami warning - you can just go to the thread and choose webcams to watch.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Hope that helps



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 06:35 PM
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Actually a "warning" was issued - please see this:


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



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 06:37 PM
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reply to post by questioningall
 

The warning was for the region around Tonga. Your headline says a warning was issued for Hawaii. There was no warning issued for Hawaii.

An advisory is not a warning. Your headline is alarmist.

[edit on 3/19/2009 by Phage]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Way back in the early eighties, I lived on Maui. One day all the tsunami sirens started going off and the television and radio all said to get to higher ground.

So we all did, and we waited and watched... finally, they announced there really was a tsunami, it was 1 inch!

That was such an interesting day. Better safe than sorry.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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Actually I remember when that happened, it was on the news, then Hawaii was worried about the "future" warnings and people not listening to them.

Wow - was it THAT LONG AGO? Time flies!



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by questioningall
 

The warning was for the region around Tonga. Your headline says a warning was issued for Hawaii. There was no warning issued for Hawaii.

An advisory is not a warning. Your headline is alarmist.

[edit on 3/19/2009 by Phage]


Okay - Corrected the Heading.............................


"Warning issued for Pacific" - though immediate news about it and the warnings, mentioned Hawaii.................



[edit on 19-3-2009 by questioningall]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 07:53 PM
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Hey - was just watching the Fiji web cam - there is a lot more water in the bay now, then there was before. there is no beach showing anymore, water is all the way up to the grass.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 07:54 PM
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Of Interest,

If a large Tsunami had occurred it appears the locals to the Immediate vicinity took no notice anyhow:



Police spokesman Niua Kama told the agency residents did not appear to take the warning seriously.

"People are out on the roads, laughing at the warning," he said.

They were not moving back from the coast despite tsunami warnings, the spokesman added.

BBC

Very worrying indeed.

Kind regards,

Elf.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 08:10 PM
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With a quake of that magnitude, you would think, they would take a tsunami warning seriously.

A Tsunami, one day, will occur as in 2004 - and if people don't take warnings seriously, then there could be a huge amount of deaths as what happened before.

You would think, people's memories would be a lot longer than 4 years.

Wow - it is a shame, hopefully they won't regret those decisions in the future.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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There's this thing called tide. The ocean goes up, then it goes down again. It takes a few hours but it happens.



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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if there was a tsunami that could cause trouble, wouldnt it have happened by now, and yeah as the dude above said , its the tide
peace xx



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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LOL, I know it is not a Tsunami, but the water has gone up A LOT - about 7 to 10 feet from earlier.

I also "know" about tides, especially since I used to live on the ocean and then in the islands in the Caribbean. I also know how the tide will go up a few feet, but in the Caribbean, I had never seen a tide go up about 10 feet.

Also, in my post - I don't believe I said there was a "tsunami" happening, in fact I made an observation - of the differences of the water from what it was earlier.

I find it very interesting the water is up as much as it is.............. that is the extent of what I was saying.............. but the water is UP lots............. interesting isn't it?



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 08:30 PM
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i must say i do find it interesting my friend


i apologise if i came across a little contribed there


i will defo be keeping an eye on this thread! ive got a strange feeling we will be seeing more of these types of events happening on a global scale . heres hoping not but the feeling is there, fingers crossed for safety my friends
peace xx


[edit on 19-3-2009 by Free4Ever2]



posted on Mar, 19 2009 @ 09:40 PM
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If you're looking at the Suva cam, that appears to be a pretty flat beach. Meaning a slight change in tide will expose or cover a wide area of the beach.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 04:53 AM
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I still think the title is a bit alarming. The so-called "warning" was for "a part of the pacific near the earthquake" which was obviously not a threat to anybody. In fact, this was specified in your own quote, QA:

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.

"No destructive tsunami threat to Hawaii (which was obviously the only 'threat' considered, or this warning would have been placed elsewhere)."

Love your posts QA, you're always on top of things and I appreciate it. Just seems like I'm being a bit mislead by some of your "jaw-dropping" titles.



- Strype



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