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Originally posted by Hijinx
reply to post by MonkeyFishFrog
I'm making coffee. I don't know where on ATS it came from the 28th is supposedly gonna be a " Big Day " so I'm gonna make some coffee, and keep the RSOE page up ha ha.
The tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the Washington-British Columbia border to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.7 (Mw) earthquake / Lat: 52.900, Lon: -131.900 at 2012-10-28T03:04:10Z Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to people in or very near the water is expected. Significant widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival. Recommended actions Recommended Actions: A tsunami has been generated which is expected to impact the advisory regions. People in low-lying coastal areas should be alert to instructions from their local emergency officials. If in a tsunami advisory coastal area, move out of the water, off the beach, and out of harbors and marinas. Next update and additional information: This message will be updated in 60 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants. The tsunami message will remain in effect until further notice. Refer to the internet site wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov for more information.
Waves between 3 and 7 feet are expected to lash the islands, beginning about 10:28 p.m. local time Saturday (4:28 a.m. Sunday ET), the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
"Basically this tsunami is pointed right at us," said Gerard Fryer, senior geophysicist at the center.
The impact could last for hours.
"It's not just one wave, it's a succession of waves," Fryer said. "We are recommending coastal evacuation."
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
reply to post by Ben81
do you know how big the wave is estimated to be around this area Kaanapali, HI i have a friend on the 7th floor right on the beach and am wondering if i should tell her to try to get up to the roof
Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
reply to post by Ben81
can anyone explain how a 7 foot tsunami wave is different than any normal one? does it just keep pushing forward until it hits a certain height of ground?