Breaking News 7.9/8.3-Magnitude Quake Shakes Ocean 120 Miles Southwest of American Samoa

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:48 PM
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This is great to get an idea of the difference in mag. It's massive.
Puts it into understandable language. Thanks.




posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by lucentenigma

Originally posted by Phage
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Yup. It updated right after I posted.


Do you know how long a tsunami would take to reach Hawaii from Samoa?

I guesstimate the distance at about 2000 miles.





BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
805 AM HST TUE SEP 29 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
0805 AM HST.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0748 AM HST 29 SEP 2009
COORDINATES - 15.3 SOUTH 171.0 WEST
LOCATION - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 7.9 MOMENT

EVALUATION

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

0111 PM HST TUE 29 SEP 2009


MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.





www.prh.noaa.gov...


EDIT (1454 EST) :

According to Fox, AP is reporting that shortly after the quake, in Pago Pago, a Tsunami swept in sever hundred yards leaving some vehicles stuck.

Pago Pago is near the Quake location.


[edit on 29-9-2009 by RoofMonkey]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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BULLETIN -- 10-FOOT TSUNAMI HITS AMERICAN SAMOA AFTER MASSIVE PACIFIC OCEAN EARTHQUAKE.

Source: twitter.com/breakingnews, no links included yet.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Fox is saying it's an 8.3 now.

and a confirmed tsunami.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:07 PM
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CNN is saying it's 5 feet that hit the island, doubt Hawaii will see anything dangerous then.

Uh: Fox news is giving different heights than CNN, I don't think anyone knows yet.

[edit on 29-9-2009 by mkross1983]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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Wow, that's an impressive quake. With luck there won't be any fatalities from the Tsunami. Though relatively speaking better in the ocean/seas than on land & near population.

M.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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The quake has been upgraded to Mg 8.3 (per Fox)

The local Tsunami is being reported as 3 to 4 meters peak to peak with several hundred yard run up.



It's pretty much a straight shot to Hawaii.



BULLETIN
TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
857 AM HST TUE SEP 29 2009

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WATCH SUPPLEMENT

A TSUNAMI WATCH CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
NOTE MOMENT MAGNITUDE INCREASE TO 8.3

ORIGIN TIME - 0748 AM HST 29 SEP 2009
COORDINATES - 15.3 SOUTH 171.0 WEST
LOCATION - SAMOA ISLANDS REGION
MAGNITUDE - 8.3 MOMENT
MAGNITUDE - 8.0 RICHTER (MS)

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 1832Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 08MIN
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 1812Z 1.57M / 5.1FT 04MIN

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

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED BY
THIS EARTHQUAKE THAT COULD BE DESTRUCTIVE ON COASTAL AREAS EVEN
FAR FROM THE EPICENTER. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

0111 PM HST TUE 29 SEP 2009

MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:12 PM
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BULLETIN -- OFFICIALS: TSUNAMI MAY BE DESTRUCTIVE FAR FROM EPICENTER; INVESTIGATING THREAT TO HAWAII.


Not good, thats a pretty big one for that area, I hope that this turns out ok and that no damage is seen,



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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Update:



PTWC estimated Tsunami arrival time in Fiji 1 hour and New Zealand 2 hours from now.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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It looks like they just had an aftershock of 5.6

At least according to that addon someone mentioned earlier for Firefox, equake.

EDIT: Spelling

[edit on 29-9-2009 by mkross1983]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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Raised to 8.3 now - mag.

I have webcams in a thread here throughout the Pacific.

Have no clue where the thread is here now - so I am just going to link the whole list from the blog.

sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:18 PM
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Interesting... I Google-Earthed the exact coordinates, and it happened where there's a trench of some sort... A trench in the ocean (not the Mariana).

But it dips down to about -22,000 feet where it hit. Nothing significant, I'm sure. Just interesting...


[edit on 9/29/2009 by impaired]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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WEAK53 PAAQ 291859
TIBAK1

PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 2
NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1159 AM PDT TUE SEP 29 2009

...A STRONG EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED BUT A TSUNAMI IS NOT
EXPECTED ALONG THE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/
BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA COASTS...

NO WARNING... NO WATCH AND NO ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
THESE AREAS.

SEA LEVEL OBSERVATIONS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED WHICH MAY
HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.
A DAMAGING TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED ALONG THE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/
WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA COASTS ALTHOUGH
SOME OF THESE AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE NON-DAMAGING SEA LEVEL CHANGES.

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN OBSERVED AT THE FOLLOWING SITES

LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL
------------------------ ----- ------ ------- -----------
APIA WEST SAMOA 13.8S 171.8W 1832UTC 0.70M/2.3FT
PAGO PAGO AMER. SAMOA 14.3S 170.7W 1825UTC 1.57M/5.1FT

TIME - TIME OF MEASUREMENT
AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).

AT 1048 AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON SEPTEMBER 29 AN EARTHQUAKE WITH
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 8.3 OCCURRED
IN THE SAMOA ISLANDS REGION.

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IN EWA BEACH HAWAII WILL ISSUE
MESSAGES FOR HAWAII AND OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC OUTSIDE
CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT BY THE
WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER UNLESS ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. SEE THE WEB SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV
FOR BASIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION - SAFETY RULES AND TSUNAMI TRAVEL
TIMES.

$$



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:23 PM
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Seems the bouys are showing some activity,

www.ndbc.noaa.gov...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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So far we have a ETA for Hawaii of 1:11 HST, hopefully it won't be high tide then.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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Report has come in saying a 10 Foot tsunami has hit Samoa already.

I have never been able to find webcams there.

Very good webcam in Fiji

You will know if something may be coming, if the water starts receding from the coast lines while watching webcams.

[edit on 29-9-2009 by questioningall]

[edit on 29-9-2009 by questioningall]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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Fox news reports 4 to 5 meter tsunami in Pago Pago. Earthquake occurred for 3 to 5 minutes!



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Title needs to be changed to 8.3 btw



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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Very odd so many high magnitude quakes so close together in time. Whats really going on here?



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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another article here at BBC
news.bbc.co.uk... saying it was an 8.3

I would like to know if anyone has any idea how to see if HAARP was in use at the time of this quake?

This thread here has some info on the US Navy using HAARP but I can't find where to see HAARP's activities. www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 29-9-2009 by theuhstuf]

[edit on 29-9-2009 by theuhstuf]





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