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 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by impaired
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]


Its a subduction zone. The Pacific Plate is driving under the Western one ar about 237 mm per year. (9.2 inches a year)

Further South (~350 miles) on this Arc (towards Tonga) is where that volcanic island erupted from the waters back in March.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

20 Mar 2009


Undersea volcano forms new island near Tonga
An undersea volcano is erupting near Tonga, shooting smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the South Pacific.









[edit on 29-9-2009 by RoofMonkey]




posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Oh gosh, Im hearing that villages on Samoa's Upolu have been flattened,
My thoughts are with all those people who may be caught up in this,

More to come...


New Zealand has activated national crisis and civil defence emergency plans due to the tsunami warning in effect: TVNZ
new first

[edit on 29-9-2009 by asala]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:43 PM
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Not sure if these are updating but here are the links for the cams in Newzealand
www.surf-forecast.com...
www.surf-forecast.com...
EDIT> Forget these links... they are old now. Not updating.

[edit on 29-9-2009 by and14263]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:45 PM
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here is a story on the tsunami
www.3news.co.nz...



The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has confirmed that a tsunami has struck American Samoa following an earthquake on Upolu Island. The wave measured 1.5m – large enough to be considered dangerous - and a 0.7m wave struck Western Samoa according to spokesperson Nathan Becker. Mass casualties in the south-east villages have been reported to 3 News by Fire Commissioner Tony Hill. Emergency teams have been sent to the area.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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I pray for the best for all of those caught in the way.

Special thank you for all of you providing constant updates.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Originally posted by RoofMonkey

Originally posted by impaired
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]


Its a subduction zone. The Pacific Plate is driving under the Western one ar about 237 mm per year. (9.2 inches a year)

Further South (~350 miles) on this Arc (towards Tonga) is where that volcanic island erupted from the waters back in March.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

20 Mar 2009


Undersea volcano forms new island near Tonga
An undersea volcano is erupting near Tonga, shooting smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the South Pacific.









[edit on 29-9-2009 by RoofMonkey]


Ahah. Pure Science.
I knew there was a reasonable explanation!



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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Crap
@ Tsunami hitting and mass casualties. That's bad.

I just hope that people can remain as safe as they can, and that the worse is over. A 5.6 aftershock has just rumbled in aswell. (according to equake)



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by mkross1983
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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]


In order to obtain accurate information from Fox news, follow the following formula: (fox news fact)/3= truth.

Just my 2-cents



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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I was on the Fiji webcam, then comp froze now can't reconnect to Fiji, seems might be too many people getting on it - same with some of the other webcams.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by questioningall
I was on the Fiji webcam, then comp froze now can't reconnect to Fiji, seems might be too many people getting on it - same with some of the other webcams.



Same here. I was on the Fiji cam and it stopped responding.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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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

www.prh.noaa.gov...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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Here is a Fiji webcam that is working right now. It seems to refresh with a new image every 5 seconds.

www.castawayisland.com...



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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Really bad news from twitter.com/breakingnews

CNN: Tsunami in Samoa had a height of 23 foot; Reuters reports unknown number of fatalities in American Samoa.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man

In order to obtain accurate information from Fox news, follow the following formula: (fox news fact)/3= truth.

Just my 2-cents


And that's about what it is worth.

Fox has pointed out the disparity of the info and has noted what sources their data has come from each time.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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The water has pulled out a foot already while i've been watching that. Not going to be good.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Fiji cam working again, seems like water has gone out a bit - I am watching it carefully.
www.fijiwebcam.com...

Takes a long time to reconnect - but it does eventually.

[edit on 29-9-2009 by questioningall]



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Doesn't the water pull out quickly when a tsunami is coming? I always thought that it did.



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Is there a delay with the cam? Media reporting that 23 foot wave has already hit and flatened the place!.......Unknown number of causalties



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by parrallel
Is there a delay with the cam? Media reporting that 23 foot wave has already hit and flatened the place!.......Unknown number of causalties


I think the 23 foot was a missquote. It should have read 2.3.

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
wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov...

thankfuly!



posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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The reports of destruction are for American Samoa. These webcams are from Fiji.

 


I just thought that perhaps the water is receding in the Fiji cams due to low tide coming. I'll try to find tide data.





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