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Old 18-09-2015, 17:36   #16
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Re: Chile Earthquake 8.3

Pinguino; The 300mm to 500mm waves were no big deal but can have treaturous effect in estuaries.
For NZ the continental shelf drags the wave height down. The 1960 wave was much bigger and without the continental shelf Hawaii got wacked.
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Old 22-09-2015, 12:36   #17
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At the time of the earthquake I was sailing south, at 150 nm just at the west of the epicenter. We only noticed a couple of "strange" waves that came from a different direction, that was all. We knew about the earthquake/tsunami tree hours later by email.
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At the time of the earthquake I was sailing south, at 150 nm just at the west of the epicenter. We only noticed a couple of "strange" waves that came from a different direction, that was all. We knew about the earthquake/tsunami tree hours later by email.
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At the time of the earthquake I was sailing south, at 150 nm just at the west of the epicenter. We only noticed a couple of "strange" waves that came from a different direction, that was all. We knew about the earthquake/tsunami tree hours later by email.
It does help to be in deep water and away from the coast. The Chilean continental shelf is so steep that the tsunami gets very nasty when going from several thousand meters deep to zero depth in a few kilometers

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Re: Chile Earthquake 8.3

I just joined this forum and since I live and sail in Chile, I started reading all posts related. That's how I found your post from 2 years ago with no answer. I can only guess the lack of answers was because the way you posed your concern. See, the way you are approaching sailing is wrong. You can't try to predict things in such a large scale. Much less keep safe from them. It would be like trying to predict all odds before riding a car on a highway!
Anyway, answering your question, Rhian and Andy were ready to leave Robinson Crusoe aboard Zephyrus when the tsunami hit. They helped and saved some people that night, and left before the second wave hit. Here's their blog>Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez | Smiling Footprints
I hope whatever you guys choose to do after retirement, you approach it with abandon, for life is short anyway.
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