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2 earthquakes near New Zealand 6.1 and a 7.8

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 05:53 AM
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Think of the havac when the quakes
reach 15 and 20 .




posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 05:54 AM
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Here is the latest from the bureau of meteorology Australia


IDY68034
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

MEDIA:
PLEASE USE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL [SEWS]
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST
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TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 1 FOR LORD HOWE ISLAND
Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre [JATWC] at 08:05 PM EST
on Wednesday 15 July 2009

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TSUNAMI THREAT TO LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS AND THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

********************************************************************************
SUMMARY:

Tsunami warning for LORD HOWE ISLAND.

An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.9 [Latitude 45.960S Longitude 166.470E ]
has occurred at 07:22 PM EST on Wednesday 15 July 2009 off W. COAST OF S.
ISLAND, N.Z.

For low-lying coastal areas there is a threat of MAJOR LAND INUNDATION,
FLOODING, DANGEROUS WAVES AND STRONG OCEAN CURRENTS for several hours from
09:30 pm [EST] Wednesday.

People in affected areas are strongly advised by the LORD HOWE ISLAND POLICE to
go to higher ground or at least one kilometre inland.

For all threatened areas, people are advised to get out of the water and move
away from the immediate water’s edge.

Next update will be issued by 09:05 PM EST on Wednesday 15 July 2009

For latest and further information call 1300 TSUNAMI [1300 878 6264] or visit
www.bom.gov.au

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DETAILS:

TSUNAMI THREAT TO LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS
A threat of MAJOR LAND INUNDATION, FLOODING, DANGEROUS WAVES AND STRONG OCEAN
CURRENTS exists for several hours from 09:30 pm [EST] Wednesday.

COMMUNITY RESPONSE ADVICE FROM THE LORD HOWE ISLAND POLICE :

- People are strongly advised to go to higher ground, at least ten metres above
sea level, or if possible move at least one kilometre away from all beaches
and the water's edge of harbours and coastal estuaries.

- Take only essential items that you can carry including important papers,
family photographs and medical needs.

- It may be in your own interests to walk to safety if possible to avoid
traffic jams.

- If you cannot leave the area take shelter in the upper storey of a sturdy
brick or concrete multi-storey building.

- Boats in harbours, estuaries or shallow coastal water should return to shore.
Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront.

- Vessels already at sea should stay offshore in deep water until further
advised.

- Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami, as there is the possibility of
dangerous, localised land inundation of the immediate foreshore.

- Check that your neighbours have received this advice.

CAUTION:
Tsunami waves are more powerful than the same size beach waves, with the first
wave not necessarily being the largest.

Low-level effects may be observed in neighbouring coastal areas. People are
advised to take care.

TSUNAMI SOURCE:
An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.9 [Latitude 45.960S Longitude 166.470E ]
has occurred at 07:22 PM EST on Wednesday 15 July 2009 near OFF W. COAST OF S.
ISLAND, N.Z..

The NEXT UPDATE will be issued by 09:05 PM EST on Wednesday 15 July 2009

FOR LATEST AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Call 1300 TSUNAMI [1300 878 6264] or visit www.bom.gov.au

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:
Call the LORD HOWE ISLAND POLICE on [02] 6563 2199

********************************************************************************

EST = Eastern Standard Time
CST = Central Standard Time = EST - 30 minutes
WST = Western Standard Time = EST - 2 hours

The JATWC is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience
Australia



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 05:56 AM
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Originally posted by asala
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center :


Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirms a 17 cm tsunami was recorded in the ocean. Tsunami's usually gain height before reaching the coast.


Yeah! they are usually quite small in the beginning, so we should not be fooled by the early reports of (only) a 17cm tsunami. But hopefully it stays small?

Thanks for the updates asala!


And take care, all of you around the coastal areas near! - stay safe!

My dear old mum is still in Thailand, but their cost is too far away on the wrong side of this tsunami, and will be safe this time!


[edit on 15-7-2009 by Chevalerous]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:00 AM
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Hey,

here is the thread of webcams throughout the pacific for watching for any tsunamis

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:06 AM
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reply to post by asala
 


looks like a little bit of good news here pacific warning center probably a false alarm
lets hope!



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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3rd quake just hit.,

That 3rd earthquake is a preliminary 6.5



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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Heh, didn't even feel the quakes. Maybe too far away; I'm in Christchurch.

We get them all the time though, maybe not so big, but NZ is lying right along a big fault line.

We don't know specific details on any damage yet though.




posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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It is dark all around, so you can't see anything on the webcams -

This one in Fiji - you can see some things - in a harbor lit up.

www.fijiwebcam.com...

[edit on 15-7-2009 by questioningall]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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Originally posted by asala
3rd quake just hit.,

That 3rd earthquake is a preliminary 6.5


I don't think so asala, nothing showed up in GEE, I am watching, and I got a station right on the island. The USGS is just now showing that second one. That's probably what you are seeing. Not 100% sure on this but am 99%. USGS only lists two. I most definitely could be wrong. And I don't mean that in any bad way of course- just telling you what I believe to be the truth from what I am watching in real time.

I just hope those people on the coast are ok. A 17cm tsunami in mid ocean can turn out to be a lot bigger when it reaches shore.


[edit on Wed Jul 15th 2009 by TrueAmerican]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:46 AM
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I'm right in the path of those Tsunamis if they hit. About 1km from the ocean on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

I'm going to get my parents out of bed (they went to sleep not long ago) and ask them if we should bug out.

Hope it is a false alarm.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:52 AM
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I wouldnt take any chances get to higher ground until all clear is given!! better safe than...you know edit to add ""We have issued a tsunami warning," Chris Ryan from Australia's Tsunami Warning Center told Reuters after it measured the earthquake as a magnitude 6.6.

The U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, meanwhile, said a tsunami generated after a the earthquake is small and poses no threat.

The warning center said no destructive waves are headed for New Zealand's western coastline after a tsunami warning was issued earlier."update

[edit on 15-7-2009 by paradiselost333]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:52 AM
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TSUNAMI WARNING -- Emergency services order immediate evacuation of all low-lying parts of coastal towns and villages on Lord Howe Island.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:54 AM
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reply to post by TrueAmerican
 


Thanks
Not heard anymore about that 3rd one so hopefully its just a mix up,



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by asala
TSUNAMI WARNING -- Emergency services order immediate evacuation of all low-lying parts of coastal towns and villages on Lord Howe Island.


Evacuation? They're not taking any chances are they. Lets really hope it doesn't come to that, and everyone is safe.

My brother lives on the Gold Coast, two blocks from the beach! Should be alright up there though eh?



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 07:01 AM
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A bit more from BNO news,


Emergency services have ordered evacuations for parts of Australia's Lord Howe Island following a series of major earthquakes off New Zealand on Wednesday, officials said.

An undersea earthquake initially struck at 9.22 a.m. UTC, about 100 km north-west of Tuatapere in New Zealand. It struck at a depth of 12 km and was followed by several strong earthquakes. No major damage has been reported.

A tsunami warning has been lifted for New Zealand but a national tsunami warning continues for Australia. Authorities have not recommended major evacuations on Australia's mainland.

On Lord Howe Island, however, the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre warns there is a threat or major land inundation, flooding, dangerous waves and strong ocean currents for several hours after the initial earthquake.



news.bnonews.com...



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 07:02 AM
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My Parents live on the East Coast of Tasmania, maybe 200 metres from high tide mark

They have been in touch with the authorities and at this stage have been told not to worry.

on the news just now they are concentrating on eastern Victoria and southeastern New South Wales and Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands.

www.bom.gov.au...
this is the bureau of meterology tsunami warning

I will let you know how the oldies go...



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 07:03 AM
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Tsunami warnings have now been lifted for New Zealand; small tsunamis recorded in the ocean off Australia and New Zealand.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 07:07 AM
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Evacuation orders still in place for Australia's Lord Howe Island



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 07:10 AM
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Here's where it's showing on GE. Resolution Island, NZ. I thought that a quake had to be in the middle of the ocean in order to create a big tsunami? Maybe you guys will get lucky and this one won't. Prayers with you.





[edit on 15/7/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 07:14 AM
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Tsunami warnings cancelled now

www.news.com.au...


UPDATE 10.05pm: FEARS of a tsunami striking Australian shores have calmed after an earthquake generated only a tiny wave.


All is well



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