8.9 Earthquake in Japan - Tsunami Warning for Hawaii & Pacific RimSubmitted by see-thru on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 11:08
**FIRST WAVE ARRIVAL** IS EST. ABOUT 3 AM!
The first EQ in japan was 8.9.
The aftershocks are: 7.9, 7.9, 6.4, 6.4, 6.9, 7.1
EDIT 1: two additional 6.3's just hit.
EDIT 2: Stephen Howard: "If there is a Tsunami it will hit Hawaii around 4:00 p.m their time. HST"
EDIT 2A: A TSUNAMI Warning has been issued for Hawaii. The wave is expected to reach hawaii at 2:39 am HST
Submitted by sharpsteve on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 00:18.
My thoughts are with those affected.
EDIT 4: two additional ones. a 5.8 followed by another 6.3
EDIT 5: aljazeera is reporting a tsunami warning for 53 countries.
EDIT 6: another 6.3, 6.1, 6.1, 5.9, 5.8, 5.6
EDIT 7: and a 5.9, 6.2, 6.2, 6.5, 5.9
EDIT 8: tsunami watch/warning/advisory in effect for ENTIRE pacific rim:
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/03/messagelhvpd... AND http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/
EDIT 9: Live coverage - Hawaii
Submitted by Lacandy on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 01:56.
EDIT 10: Karriem Ali:
"~Mother Earth's contractions are now 6+ magnitude and coming every 2-3 minutes...the news reports are presenting this as already over with except for their warnings of tsunamis of diminishing size (Taiwan is due in 30-60 mins.), but with the quaking/contacting ongoing it is difficult to predict what will occur...
~ Key insight...?...this is on the upswing, it is building~ this is the beginning of something outrageously huge, not the end of something acceptably large..."
EDIT 11: EQ'S in hawaii have started again. they're on their 7th today.
EDIT 12: According to Al Jazeera live stream about this event... "Apparently there are reports that the tsunami could actually be taller than some Pacific Islands".
EDIT 13: A free program I have been using for a few weeks
Submitted by sharpsteve on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 02:14.
a tsunami has already hit japan and the philippines.
cnn has live coverage but twitpics are coming in:
Tsunami engulfs building and cars [photo]