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Old 08-12-2016, 15:10   #1
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So.. according to the news there's been a 7.5 quake 70nm WSW of the Solomon Islands and a Tsunami alert is out for Vanuatu and the surrounding area's..
Hope it does not come to pass.. be safe all out there..
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Warning later cancelled
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Phew.. its good news week..
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Re: Tsunami warning..

Here's a report from a cruising cat Field Trip nearby the quake
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Fri Dec 9 10:27 2016 NZDT

Speed: 0 {weather] partly sunny, 28c and 1006 on the barometer, 0-5 se and variableknts

GPS: 10 16S 161 58.4E





We just experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 8 located about 60NM from our anchorage. Let's just say we woke up around 4.30am with a startle as the boat shook violently. I first thought we somehow lost our anchor and slammed into a reef. Finally, we realized it was an earthquake, and a big one. We were worried about a Tsunami, but did not have a good way here to know if there was a warning much less get out of the way quickly. Next time we have a shake like that, we will let our anchors go, and leave immediately for deep water as a safety precaution. We have two anchors out here to keep us from swinging into the reef in a squall. We are secure, but it would be a time consuming effort to pull up two anchors. We will simply tie a float to both and go. The last time we had a serious Tsunami warning we were in the Galapagos, and they had a mandatory evacuation in the late evening after the Chile earthquake. It was a scary thing. Anyway, all is well here, and THANK YOU Patricia from Gulf Harbor Radio and our Friends on s/v Lumbaz in Malaysia for emailing us the details of the earthquake.
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