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Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by Eklipsis » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:41 pm

Apparently there was a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in British Columbia near Haida Gwaii and a Tsunami warning issued

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/bri ... le4710930/

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/10/2 ... 1F20121028

Not much info yet...stay safe Canadian friends
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Post by majorhavoc » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:00 pm

National news sites are picking this up.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/27/qu ... ?hpt=hp_t3

Give us updates if it's safe to do so, man.

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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by Eklipsis » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:11 pm

majorhavoc wrote:Give us updates if it's safe to do so, man.
I live in Michigan so yep it's safe for me but I wanted to give anyone on here the heads up
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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by Snake Eyes » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:16 pm

Google Alert for the tsunami warning/watch:

http://google.org/publicalerts/alert?ai ... l=en&gl=US" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by TacAir » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:50 am

The cable TV here is Anchorage is getting EBS squaked about every15 min with the warning.

BTW - 5.8 aftershock - may be more coming.
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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by VLDragon » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:01 am

There's a tsunami warning for all of Hawaii and the alarms are sounding but I'm outside the evacuation zone. Packed up just in case though...

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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by Unobtainium » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:26 am

Stay safe guys. A Tsunami making landfall in the night doesn't sound like any fun at all!!

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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by KarLorian » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:14 am

I live in one of the evacuation zones of Hilo Hawaii and am now at my BOL waiting for the all clear.

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Post by Valarius » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:19 am

Livestream of Hawai`i news, with live comments:

http://livewire.kitv.com/Event/LIVE_upd ... mi_warning" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Reddit thread:

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comme ... /?sort=new" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by Valarius » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:21 am

KarLorian wrote:I live in one of the evacuation zones of Hilo Hawaii and am now at my BOL waiting for the all clear.
Dude, please stay there until they tell you to go back. Hilo always gets the worst of it. I haven't trusted that seawall, ever.
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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by williaty » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:26 am

Watching other links from that news feed, the highest wave so far has been 30". My gut feeling is that isn't that much, but then I keep remembering how tsunamis have such a long wavelength and I have to remind myself what it would be like to try to stand up in the middle of a 30" deep river moving 20 knots for 10 minutes in one direction, then turning around and going back out at the same speed. Large bodies of moving water is just a weird thing, dude.

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Post by Valarius » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:35 am

Oahu mayor: "we do not want people returning to their homes. We want them to stay in a location where they're safe. (At midnight) we'll evaluate again. This is not an exact science." First responders were also pulled and placed into a central location.

May be two or three hours before anything is determined.
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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by sheddi » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:30 am

CNN report that the tsunami warning and evacuations have been lifted:
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/28/world ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
CNN wrote:(CNN) -- A tsunami spawned by an earthquake in Canada sent waves and fear to Hawaii, thousands of miles away, where some residents scrambled to higher land and prepared for a fierce impact.

But by 1 a.m. in Hawaii (7 a.m. ET), a tsunami warning for Hawaii was canceled, and a tsunami advisory was put in its place. An advisory indicates that strong currents or waves that are dangerous to those in or very near the water are expected, but significant inundation is not.

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle said people who had evacuated can return to their homes. CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now reported that that's the case for coastal residents in various parts of the state.

Earlier, local television showed images of bumper-to-bumper traffic on roads leading from the coast to higher ground. About 80,000 people live in evacuation zones on the island of Oahu, where Honolulu is located.

The first waves to hit Honolulu didn't seem much stronger than usual. But scientists warned people not to be fooled by the initial waves, which often aren't the biggest.

"It's not just one wave, it's a succession of waves," Gerard Fryer, senior geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, told reporters. He said the tsunami could last for hours.

Hawaii State Civil Defense said Wailoa Harbor, on the Big Island, at one point reported a series of 4-foot waves every six minutes.

Even a 3-foot wave could flood several blocks from the shore, Fryer said.
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Post by andygates » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:08 am

..and Raven saw the geoengineering experiments being done to boost wild salmon, and he was jealous, and he shouted, "Nobody gets to mess with this place but ME!" And he stamped his foot so hard the ground shook and they felt it all the way down south.
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Post by RustyG » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:11 am

I did not feel it here on Vancouver Island but many of my friends up North did
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Post by Frosty709 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:22 am

The fact that "#PrayForCanada" is a trending topic on twitter makes me facepalm. Some people are stupid.
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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by Stercutus » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:30 am

Baker wrote:The fact that "#PrayForCanada" is a trending topic on twitter makes me facepalm. Some people are stupid.
Prayers sent.

Anyhow glad this turned into a non-event. Hope no one was hurt in the evacuation.
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Re: Earthquake in British Columbia

Post by slannesh » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:59 pm

My Wife felt the original quake in Prince George but it was just blinds moving on their own, no damage of course. I was in a car at the time so we didn't feel anything.

Sure was an eventful night though. Thankfully it seems to have turned into a non event.


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