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Old 27-02-2010, 08:28   #16
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As noted, deep water is the safest place to ride out a tsunami.

The initial* Tsunami was expected to hit IQUIQUE (20.2S x 70.1W) at 0911 Zulu (3:00 AM Eastern), with a height of about 1 foot and a period just over 60 min.

Radio stations have reported serious damage on the Juan Fernandez archipelago, where Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk was marooned, inspiring the novel Robinson Crusoe.

The USGS said tsunami effects had been observed at Valparaiso, west of Santiago, with a wave height of 1.69m above normal sea level.

* Aftershocks could cause additional tsunamis.

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Old 27-02-2010, 16:01   #17
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Tsunami, L.A. Harbor...

About 1300 or so working doing some electrical work inside the boat and I start hearing water racing past the hull, up to take a look and there was quite a boil on with Oceansize straining at her strbd lines and the dock lower on the pilings than I had ever seen, looked down again and a starfish went ripping by... apparently lost it's footing. On walking out to the main dock I saw that 3 boats had been moved off the first row of fingers nearest the shore and a couple of guys were working to keep a Cal 20's gunnels out of the water as she went over on her side. Joined them on the finger and and shortly the flood started up and it wasn't long before the 20 was floating again. We were already at fairly low tide so there wasn't much danger of the floats topping the pilings but the way it was ripping back in I was concerned so I quickly put my work away and prepped for at least trying to get away if the floats got too high. At the speed the water was comming in I was skeptical about our chances but I was prepped and went back out onto the docks. Soon the flood stopped. There were some piling hoops torn from bad wood on the fingers but that was about the only damage. As I write this the water has started to pull away again though not as aggressively... time to get back out there.
So it's going in our little corner of the world...
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Old 27-02-2010, 16:32   #18
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Old 27-02-2010, 16:45   #19
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Luckily, it appears anyway, that with the five waves coming through HI., that they have only been about a meter either side of normal water. I've been watching a live feed of local chanel 2....the govt just gave the all clear.
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Anyone IN Chile per chance? I am not able to contact my step-dad who lives there (along with the rest of my cousins, aunties, etc). I know communications lines are down... but... worried anyhow. Just thought I would check.

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TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 027
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 0940Z 28 FEB 2010

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION ...

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

THE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR ALL COUNTRIES.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.
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