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ALERT Magnitude: 7.7 West Coast of Canada

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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:18 AM
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Aloha,

Resident on the leeward coast of Oahu here.
Light receding from channels and harbors in Honolulu about an hour ago.
There were < 80 cm surges in some areas.
Normal waves are typically larger in all areas.

Right now there is no "all clear". It should be on the way soon as the media, civil service and IC centers stall.
Preparedness and awareness are continually being stressed through all media forms locally.

Social unrest was typical for here prior to the arrival period.
Busy gas stations, traffic, a few fist fights at the pumps.

The current word is that a threat 'can still exist or be the worst from the third or later waves' and this sentiment is keeping people out of coastal areas still until the all clear is given.

Based on the initial seismic readings from Charlotte, tidal and buoy activity this seems like it was more of a thorough check of our response systems.




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:19 AM
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I will agree, it's always safe to be cautious, but on the logical side of this, Earthquakes come with aftershocks. What we see here is exactly that. What it means, I don't know I'm not trained at deciphering these things. Not that this is comforting, but if a big one is going to happen what could we do? Depending on our location we would feel it before the site updates, and though it may be nice to give a heads up to say, well I guess hawaii(lol) we may not be able to avoid the quake. On that note, I should try to go to bed before I stare at it all night.

I'm curious, but someone is paid to do it. If you're on the west coast bro, try not to let it get to you too much. I'm gonna at least attempt sleep.


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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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Thanks for for the update. Be safe.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:26 AM
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Thanks Hijinx,

I'm not too worried. I'm actually a disaster prep major and can see past the fear mongering.
Now trying to convey my knowledge base to my local wife... that's a different story.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:27 AM
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Originally posted by atsandy
who felt it?

closest populated city?

The epicentre was mostly uninhabited , deeply forested, logging area. The nearest cities are also quite small. Largest city is Vancouver.
It was felt as far as Alberta. I didn't feel it in south western BC but some did. I'm 769 KM away



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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Originally posted by orhyen
Thanks Hijinx,

I'm not too worried. I'm actually a disaster prep major and can see past the fear mongering.
Now trying to convey my knowledge base to my local wife... that's a different story.


Try the other wife then
Sorry couldn't resist



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:30 AM
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Yeah, I'm going to attempt some sleep too. If it comes it comes, at least we'll be a little bit rested if it does. At the very least, this has been a bit of a wake up call about having a bug out bag/emergency supplies.

(Another 4.4
)



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:38 AM
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Oahu Mayor just came on and said the all clear for Hawaii won't be given until first light.

I'm home already.
Gonna protect home from rats. Truck is still packed to dig out again if needed, but seriously doubt it.

Biggest wave so far: 2.5 feet on only 1 island.

Biggest threat activity watching: 4' tidal activity in Hilo harbor.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:47 AM
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I am glad for everyone that this time, it turned out to be nothing.

This could of very easily gone bad and cost a lot of people their life.

We got lucky this time, so far no real damage reported, and no injuries or deaths, lets hope
it stays that way.

Although might be a good idea to keep a eye on things, it released that much energy (and still
is) it has to be binding up some where else building pressure. Or at least one would think..
im no expert at any of this that is for sure.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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The epicentre was mostly uninhabited , deeply forested, logging area. The nearest cities are also quite small. Largest city is Vancouver. It was felt as far as Alberta. I didn't feel it in south western BC but some did. I'm 769 KM away


Okay so, Harp just wiped out Bigfoot, qothcha check !



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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i snapshot the twitter here look i predicted it somewhat see



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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A lot of 4.0+ aftershocks since the 7.7... all in that general area. Lots of crust moving, shifting, falling...



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 06:16 AM
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Here is The 2MIN NEWS 28th October. You really should all follow this guy. Very informative.
Please share and follow. Also discusses everything as its connected in relation to the sun, quakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, cme's. Its all here.2min News



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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Aftershock count as of 4:20am PST is 30 according to USGS.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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Aftershock count as of 4:20am PST is 30 according to USGS.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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see i posted snapshot twitter in previous post i was close enuff in predition of earthquake



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 07:18 AM
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I dont know how to post the image so here's the link.

www.ndbc.noaa.gov...

Tsunami station in event mode covers the the West cost. East coast doesnt look good either.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by karam
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see i posted snapshot twitter in previous post i was close enuff in predition of earthquake


It wasn't close enough at all. You got the Magnitude way off, you didn't give a time window, and you didn't give a location. There are EQ's all over the world, every day. I could say now that there will be an EQ, and there will be, but when does it become just stating the obvious rather than a "prediction"? You'd probably be on here saying the same thing next month if it hit then, you just got lucky that it happened within a few hours of you stating it.

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Also, a lot of the posts in this thread are sensationalist. I'm glad this didn't become the major event that it could have been, but the scaremongering by people here, and by some news outlets too, is terrible.

This kind of shows why so many people don't take ATS seriously when something potentially major happens. There's so much BS on here, by people who seemingly WANT a major catastrophe to happen.

The same is happening right now with Hurricane Sandy. Yes, it's a potentially damaging storm, but there are people claiming all kinds of BS is going to happen, from widespread looting to mass flooding and thousands dead. It hasn't even hit the East Coast yet and people on ATS are preaching the end of the world.

This EQ and Sandy expose something - how ill-prepared and how uneducated people are. As I said before in another thread I started a while ago about people expecting the government to save them, the individual is responsible for their own safety, not some mighty overseer. There has to be some common sense on the part of the individual.

You'd have thought that the majority of people living on a coast, in a geologically very active place, would have the common sense to have a bug out bag, would have a path to higher ground planned in their mind without needing a car, and would automatically put their evac plan into action before the sirens even sound! If I lived there, that's what I would do, and avoid all the panic and mayhem.

The same can be said of Sandy, why are so many people so ill-prepared, in a region which regularly experiences storms like this? It should be a matter of boring routine to prepare and deal with it when a storm is coming, but it seems millions of people just "forget" within a week of one passing. And then when another is expected, all hell breaks loose with people queueing for torches and tarps!


I personally think there needs to be some kind of government educational plan, a booklet advising idiots to plan for these things well in advance and be prepared. Your government cannot save everyone if something really bad does happen (as witnessed by Katrina). Your safety, and the safety of your family, is your responsibility.

I guess what I'm ranting about is...

If you live in a geologically active location on the coast, be prepared for a Tsunami. If you live in the path of storms, be prepared for storms and evacuate if necessary. If you live on a fault line, expect bloody EQ's and at least have your cr*p ready to go at a moments notice!

90% of the time you won't need it. But there will be times when you do. Your government cannot save you from natural disasters, and they can actually make it worse through false information and panic. If you are prepared for the most plausible emergencies, you don't need to worry about being caught in a panicked situation and find yourself completely unprepared for it.

I live in an urban town, not far from London, the most we get here is a little wind occasionally. But I have a bug out bag ready, and a plan to leave the city and a list of friends and family to meet on foot if social unrest happens. I have a wind-up radio, three torches, and a bag of spare batteries in case of a power cut. I have a plan to fill the bath at the early signal of an emergency likely to affect the water supply. I have a rotating store of canned food in my kitchen. None of this takes months of planning of constant monitoring. It's there, ready, just in case, because I know that if the SHTF my government will be looking after itself first and foremost.

If I can do that with minimal planning, in an area not prone to weather related emergencies and not on a geologically unstable land, why can't others use some basic common sense and be prepared too?

Rant over. I just had to get that off my chest after reading through this thread and seeing all the panic and exaggeration.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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The worst part of this whole thing now are the people that say they are predicting it.....


I got news for you people, Earthquakes of this magnitude happen every couple of months on the ring of fire.

There is much historical and scientific data that supports this.

By the way, I am a emergency manager and I have been involved in probably 100 earthquake exercises and drills. Hell I even wrote some of the NRE's that you guys keep saying are precursors to a big quake....



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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They don't happen in that part of the ring of fire very often.
There has not been an EQ in that section for quite a few years.


So your point is what?

I predicted this eq 4 days ago.

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