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  • Originally posted by cocopea9052 View Post
    Not that I would be able to view it, but is there a live web cam or something tracking it?
    None that I know of.

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    • Thousands begin evacuating in Japan as threat of tsunami nears - http://us.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/america...aii/index.html

      Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- Tens of thousands of residents began evacuating from coastal Japan on Sunday in anticipation of a possible tsunami following the 8.8-magnitude quake that rocked Chile the day before, CNN's Kyung Lah reported.

      The northern part of the main island is looking at the possibility of a tsunami more than 9 feet high, she said. Rail service has been halted and residents have been urged to evacuate low-lying areas of the island nation.

      The warning primarily affected fishing areas and tourist areas; major cities like Tokyo, which is inland, were not affected.

      Tsunami warnings sparked by the quake in Chile initially covered the entire Pacific region but were canceled less than 18 hours later -- except for Russia and Japan.

      The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a major tsunami warning/advisory for the Pacific coast of Tohoku, the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, the Japan sea coast of Amori Prefecture, Kanto, Izu/Ogasawara Islands, Tokai, the Pacific coast of Kinki/Shikoku, Okayama Prefecture, the Ariake Sea and Yatsushiro Sea, the eastern part of Kyushu and Kagoshima Prefecture.

      The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology issued a Level-1 tsunami alert for the east coast of the Philippines.

      A Level-1 alert means no evacuation order is in effect, though individuals in the at-risk areas were advised to be ready to evacuate.

      An official with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the island chain of Hawaii "dodged a bullet" after smaller-than-expected waves were reported.

      But the cancellation "does not mean it is now safe to resume normal activities or re-enter evacuated shoreline areas," it said, noting that county civil defense agencies and local police departments would make those determinations.

      "There was no assessment of any damage in any county, which is quite remarkable," said Gov. Linda Lingle, who said witnesses had reported seeing "dramatic surges going on in the ocean."

      The only airport that was shut, the Hilo airport on Hawaii, was to reopen shortly, she said. "If people have a confirmed reservation they can go to the airport now and they will be able to catch their flights."

      The center also canceled warnings for Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Antarctica, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Pitcairn, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, French Polynesia, Mexico, the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Kermadec Island, Niue, New Zealand, Tonga, American Samoa, Jarvis Island, Wallis-Futuna, Tokelau, Fiji, Australia, Palmyra Island, Pojnston Island, Marshall Island, Midway Island, Wake Island, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Howland-Baker, New Caledonia, Solomon Island, Nauru, Kosrae, Papua New Guinea, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Marcus Island, Indonesia, North Marianas, Guam, Yap, Belau, Philippines and Chinese Taipei.

      Earlier, Hawaiian residents had scrambled to stock up on water, gas and food as sirens pierced the early morning quiet across the islands ahead of the tsunami.

      Roads to beaches and other low-lying areas were closed and seaside hotels moved guests to higher ground.

      At supermarkets, residents stocked up on essentials like water and toilet paper in anticipation of the high waters. One sign at a local store limited families to two cases of Spam.

      Beaches that would normally be crowded with sunbathers at midday on a Saturday were deserted. Commercial and recreational vessels seeking safe waters lined up a mile off the coast.

      Tsunami waves came ashore along the Chilean coast shortly after the earthquake, U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Victor Sardina told CNN.

      He said the largest was 9 feet near the quake's epicenter. Another wave, 7.7 feet, hit the Chilean town of Talcahuano, according to Eric Lau of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

      Video from the town showed one car sitting in a large expanse of water, boats littering the docks and widespread flood damage.

      A large wave on the island of Juan Fernandez -- 400 miles (643 km) off Chile's coast -- killed three people, Provincial Governor Ivan De La Maza said. Ten people were missing.

      Navigational buoys in Ventura County, California, sustained minor damage as a result of a 2-foot surge and waves, according to the Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. The Ventura County Fire Department had one report of damage to a resident's dock from the surge.

      In 1960, a tsunami triggered by an earthquake on South America's west coast destroyed much of downtown Hilo and killed 61 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That earthquake had a magnitude between 8.25 and 8.5, the USGS said, and the waves in Hilo Bay reached 35 feet, but only 3 to 17 elsewhere.

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      • Coastal residents evacuated from homes on Russia's Kuril Islands after tsunami warning Reuters

        2-meter wave could hit Russia's Kuril islands at 0400 GMT after Chile quake - RIA agency quotes Sakhalin Tsunami Centre

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        • FOX40 NEWS ALERT: American Red Cross will deploy to Chile to assist with quake relief within the next 48 to 72 hours.

          Tsunami warning center revises a line in its newest bulletin. From "damage far from source" to "could cause widespread damage."

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          • Reuters: 10-centimeter tsunami hits small southern Japan island

            First tsunami from Chile earthquake quake strikes Japanese coast; initial waves small - Associated Press

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            • Update time = Sun Feb 28 4:31:19 UTC 2010


              MAG UTC DATE-TIME
              y/m/d h:m:s LAT
              deg LON
              deg DEPTH
              km Region
              MAP 4.6 2010/02/28 04:12:52 -34.826 -72.949 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
              MAP 4.9 2010/02/28 04:04:51 -33.926 -73.149 35.0 OFF THE COAST OF VALPARAISO, CHILE

              MAP 4.9 2010/02/28 03:58:58 -7.356 128.803 126.7 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
              MAP 4.7 2010/02/28 03:34:05 48.878 153.727 124.8 KURIL ISLANDS
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/28 03:33:50 25.952 128.385 35.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/28 03:23:49 -37.681 -73.533 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 4.8 2010/02/28 03:20:15 -33.062 -74.055 35.0 OFF THE COAST OF VALPARAISO, CHILE
              MAP 5.1 2010/02/28 03:13:40 -35.229 -72.813 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE

              MAP 2.8 2010/02/28 03:10:27 40.064 -121.519 0.0 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
              MAP 5.1 2010/02/28 02:51:47 25.994 128.394 35.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
              MAP 5.1 2010/02/28 02:41:10 -38.054 -73.213 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 5.4 2010/02/28 02:38:32 -38.270 -73.633 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE

              MAP 4.5 2010/02/28 02:22:52 34.180 25.341 44.8 CRETE, GREECE
              MAP 4.8 2010/02/28 02:13:14 -32.996 -72.798 35.0 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
              MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 02:04:29 -34.610 -73.532 35.0 OFF COAST OF LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/28 01:58:50 -34.876 -72.646 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/28 01:45:29 -34.436 -73.728 35.0 OFF COAST OF LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 01:33:12 -36.600 -72.771 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 4.8 2010/02/28 01:24:43 -34.726 -73.401 35.0 OFF COAST OF LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE

              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 01:20:35 25.973 128.353 35.0 RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
              MAP 5.5 2010/02/28 01:08:24 -34.113 -71.947 35.0 LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 01:01:12 -36.791 -73.352 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 5.1 2010/02/28 00:53:34 -37.949 -73.659 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 00:00:49 -36.573 -73.279 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE


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              MAG UTC DATE-TIME
              y/m/d h:m:s LAT
              deg LON
              deg DEPTH
              km Region
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/27 23:35:15 -33.867 -72.226 34.8 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.7 2010/02/27 23:21:13 35.912 70.051 104.9 HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
              MAP 5.8 2010/02/27 23:12:35 -34.741 -71.864 35.0 LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.8 2010/02/27 23:02:01 -37.755 -72.713 35.2 ARAUCANIA, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/27 22:22:33 -34.072 -71.308 35.0 REGION METROPOLITANA, CHILE

              MAP 4.4 2010/02/27 22:22:28 35.623 -96.762 3.8 OKLAHOMA
              MAP 5.1 2010/02/27 22:20:04 -35.094 -72.712 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/27 22:16:15 -36.491 -73.380 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 5.0 2010/02/27 22:13:52 -34.437 -72.531 35.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/27 21:59:08 -36.794 -73.311 34.8 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE

              MAP 3.0 2010/02/27 21:58:47 59.772 -152.899 105.8 SOUTHERN ALASKA
              MAP 5.0 2010/02/27 21:48:26 -33.968 -72.140 28.6 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/27 21:43:11 -35.131 -72.450 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
              MAP 4.9 2010/02/27 21:41:30 -36.564 -73.509 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 5.2 2010/02/27 21:00:37 -33.855 -73.028 35.0 OFF THE COAST OF VALPARAISO, CHILE
              MAP 5.0 2010/02/27 20:44:34 -37.893 -73.423 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
              MAP 5.0 2010/02/27 20:29:23 -34.689 -73.621 35.0 OFF COAST OF LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE

              MAP 2.7 2010/02/27 20:23:53 36.058 -117.890 2.7 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
              MAP 4.9 2010/02/27 20:05:28 -33.470 -72.470 35.0 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
              MAP 5.4 2010/02/27 19:54:30 10.896 -43.442 10.0 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
              MAP 5.0 2010/02/27 19:46:10 -36.090 -73.332 35.0 OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE

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              • Thanks for the updates, everyone! Much appreciated.

                Anyone know what's going on in Japan at the moment?

                UPDATE:

                Answered my own question.

                FOX NEWS: First Tsunami From Chile Quake Hits Japan, Initial Waves Small http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587606,00.html

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                • Just got back in.... I also would be interested in any updates on Japan? Great updates from everyone throughout the day...! Thanks!
                  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet

                  :snoopy

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                  • Over 90 aftershocks measuring 4.7 +

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                    • thanks everyone for all the updates! We Californians always hold our collective breath when the Pacific Rim starts misbehaving.

                      But...the upside is...these are just more proof that our Lord means what He says.

                      God Bless and praying for all the victims

                      Maranatha!

                      derlinder

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                      • Updates:

                        Well, seems the expected Tsunami lost momentum and did not cause any problems for the folks in Japan. But they remain cautions of bigger surges.

                        Russia and Hawaii canceled their warnings.

                        The aftershocks while many has not toppled any more buildings or caused any further severe damage.

                        Death toll they fear will continue to climb. Right now it is up to 300+. Several more died when Tsunami waves swamped an island off the country's coast.

                        And that's really about all I see in the way of major news. There are lots of stories now comparing to Haiti, previous history, etc.

                        I thank God it was not worse and that the impact of the Tsunami's was greatly reduced.

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                        • Thanks for the update Cocopea!

                          Hope the earth settles down and our 'sleeping giant' ol' Mr. San Andreas, remains asleep!

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                          • Update time = Sun Feb 28 7:43:12 UTC 2010


                            MAG UTC DATE-TIME
                            y/m/d h:m:s LAT
                            deg LON
                            deg DEPTH
                            km Region
                            MAP 5.1 2010/02/28 07:14:21 -38.345 -73.514 35.0 OFFSHORE ARAUCANIA, CHILE
                            MAP 3.1 2010/02/28 06:56:28 36.061 -117.889 2.3 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
                            MAP 3.4 2010/02/28 06:30:17 36.058 -117.880 4.8 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
                            MAP 4.9 2010/02/28 06:22:58 -38.002 -73.050 35.0 ARAUCANIA, CHILE
                            MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 05:19:35 -37.705 -73.412 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
                            MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 05:13:59 -37.458 -73.014 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
                            MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 05:04:06 -35.232 -71.214 35.0 MAULE, CHILE
                            MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 04:55:49 -33.925 -71.945 35.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
                            MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 04:29:12 -34.905 -69.631 35.0 MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
                            MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 04:17:52 -34.723 -72.183 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE

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                            • Originally posted by yogi3939 View Post
                              Update time = Sun Feb 28 7:43:12 UTC 2010


                              MAG UTC DATE-TIME
                              y/m/d h:m:s LAT
                              deg LON
                              deg DEPTH
                              km Region
                              MAP 5.1 2010/02/28 07:14:21 -38.345 -73.514 35.0 OFFSHORE ARAUCANIA, CHILE
                              MAP 3.1 2010/02/28 06:56:28 36.061 -117.889 2.3 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
                              MAP 3.4 2010/02/28 06:30:17 36.058 -117.880 4.8 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
                              MAP 4.9 2010/02/28 06:22:58 -38.002 -73.050 35.0 ARAUCANIA, CHILE
                              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 05:19:35 -37.705 -73.412 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
                              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 05:13:59 -37.458 -73.014 35.0 BIO-BIO, CHILE
                              MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 05:04:06 -35.232 -71.214 35.0 MAULE, CHILE
                              MAP 5.3 2010/02/28 04:55:49 -33.925 -71.945 35.0 OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
                              MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 04:29:12 -34.905 -69.631 35.0 MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
                              MAP 5.0 2010/02/28 04:17:52 -34.723 -72.183 35.0 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
                              Ok, CA, go back to sleep! shhhhhhh

                              thanks for the update Yogi

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                              • Originally posted by derLinder View Post
                                Ok, CA, go back to sleep! shhhhhhh

                                thanks for the update Yogi
                                DerLinda

                                That's just it....CA has been sleeping too long...It's gonna wake up like I do when I'm in a deep sleep and that alarm goes off at 6am....and I bolt out of the bed......

                                These small quakes are like tosses and turns throughout the night.... where you really never get to sleep, so you are not jolted awake....

                                Yes, thanks Yogi...hey anything going on with Yellowstone in the wake of all this activity?

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