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Old 11-03-2011, 11:11   #46
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Re: Earthquake and Tsunami in Northeast Japan

Just unreal...

Stay safe, those that can...

Prayers going out to those affected...
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I pray for all who are affected, press my thumbs and wish good luck.
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Hope Zeehag checks in soon...
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:32   #49
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Zeehag is here in San Diego, correct? If so, it was a complete non-event here. At Shelter Island we had what looked like a slightly strong tide surge come in for about 2 minutes, then it drained back down to low tide and was over. The whole thing was about 5 minutes long, and didn't look like it really flowed stronger than the tidal flow on our biggest natural swings of the year. Out boat didn't even move. So unless something more radical happened in south bay I wouldn't worry.
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So we had some effect also. Not as dramatic as Northern California but noticeable.
Water level in the Cruiseport Marina in Ensenada went suddenly down and then slowly up at about 10:15 PST.
One could hear some noise from dock brackets scraping mussels from the piling when dock went down.
It looked to me like about 3 ft but somebody in the marina claims he measured 75 inches.
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Nick Fountain, a freelance reporter in Santa Cruz, watched as the tsunami surged into the upper harbor, tearing apart docks and sinking boats.

"A cement block just ran into a boat, a red boat, it's falling over," he told NPR. "There are four or five boats piled on one another, ropes are snapping."

"Boat parts and dock parts are floating down the harbor," he said. "Several docks are breaking lose and hitting boats."

Fountain said about a third of the 400 or so slips at the marina were set aside for people who live aboard their boats – many of whom watched anguished as the water surged in.

"Everybody is just waiting to see if there boats are OK," he said.
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Thankfully it was a big NOTHING at Whidbey Island.
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Yeah all reports here in SD that I've seen say that it wasn't any big deal.

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I heard a rumor that some people were washed out to see at Cresent City, Ca.
Does any one have information on this?

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I heard a rumor that some people were washed out to see at Cresent City, Ca.
Does any one have information on this?

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"The Coast Guard was searching for a man in the Pacific Ocean near the Klamath River in Del Norte County in Northern California. The man was swept out to sea by a wave after he and two friends reportedly traveled to the shoreline to take photos of the incoming tsunami waves, Lt. Todd Vorenkamp said. His friends made it back to shore."
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Re: Earthquake and Tsunami in Northeast Japan

Latest Earthquakes M5.0+ in the World - Past 7 days


Seems that there are a bit more of them then previously reported also the strongest one seems to be "upgraded" to a magnitude 9.0 now.

Short Sharp Science: Japan's quake updated to magnitude 9.0

BBC News - Japan earthquake

Also reading that there was an eruption of volcanoes in Indonesia and Russia hours after the quake.
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"The Coast Guard was searching for a man in the Pacific Ocean near the Klamath River in Del Norte County in Northern California. The man was swept out to sea by a wave after he and two friends reportedly traveled to the shoreline to take photos of the incoming tsunami waves, Lt. Todd Vorenkamp said. His friends made it back to shore."

Always at least one huh?
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We had nothing in San Diego except a bunch of very worried liveaboards standing around. I stay south in the harbor so it would have to be pretty big to effect us. I know that deep water is better in the open ocean, but what about in a harbor? We are two hours from the open ocean. Is being in the harbor any better then the marina? I'm pretty sure one of the diaster videos is of a harbor in Japan.
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The images from Japan are so very sad. So much death and destruction. "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport."
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Re: Earthquake and Tsunami in Northeast Japan

If there is a positive they can take away when all this is over its that another one like this is unlikely for a long time.

In the PNW we are on a major fault line and some scientists believe we may be overdue. The hope is that the subduction is occuring smoothly so a large quake won't occur.
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