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tsunami warning? [Jun. 14th, 2005|09:05 pm]
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EDIT: 2005-06-14 10:25 PDT: Warning was cancelled a while ago; I took a look anyway, saw a big pile of nothing. Thanks for everyone's concern, though (even after I told you to not worry. Sheesh. Bunch o' virtual Moms...)

[Why not worry? Because. That's my place in the circle, and that's 5 flights of stairs down to the walkway ... which is itself above the high tide line.]

EDIT: 2005-06-14 10:35 PDT: Bad me, I should have credited that photo to the California Coastal Records Project; my particular section of coast is here.



http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/?alertId=39678&dbSeq=null

And since I can't find the original site, I'll just copy it from there:
Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service
...COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I.-BC. INCLUSIVE.

... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I.-BC. INCLUSIVE...

ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL CRESCENT CITY-CA 2029 PDT JUN 14 ASTORIA-OR 2154 PDT JUN 14 CHARLESTON-OR 2044 PDT JUN 14 TOFINO-BC 2157 PDT JUN 14 SAN FRANCISCO-CA 2123 PDT JUN 14 SAN PEDRO-CA 2200 PDT JUN 14 SEASIDE-OR 2126 PDT JUN 14 LA JOLLA-CA 2214 PDT JUN 14 NEAH BAY-WA 2148 PDT JUN 14...
See also:

http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2005/usziae/

Oooh. We do have some sort of siren system, as they're going off now. (And before anyone freaks out, my place is a good 20-30 feet above ocean level, so I'm not worried. Should get here at about 22:15.)

WEPA41 PAAQ 150256
TSUWCA

TO - TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM PARTICIPANTS IN
ALASKA/BRITISH COLUMBIA/WASHINGTON/OREGON/CALIFORNIA
FROM - WEST COAST AND ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI WARNING BULLETIN - INITIAL
BULLETIN NUMBER 1
ISSUED 06/15/2005 AT 0256 UTC

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS
FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF
VANCOUVER I.-BC. INCLUSIVE...

...A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS FROM
THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I.-BC. TO SITKA-AK...

...AT THIS TIME THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY FOR
OTHER AREAS OF ALASKA...

EARTHQUAKE DATA
PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE - 7.4
LOCATION - 41.3N 125.7W - 90 MILES NW OF EUREKA-CA.
300 MILES NW OF SAN FRANCISCO-CA.
TIME - 1851 ADT 06/14/2005
1951 PDT 06/14/2005
0251 UTC 06/15/2005

EVALUATION
IT IS NOT KNOWN - REPEAT NOT KNOWN - IF A TSUNAMI EXISTS BUT A
TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN GENERATED. THEREFORE PERSONS IN LOW
LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR
LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. PERSONS ON THE BEACH SHOULD MOVE TO
HIGHER GROUND IF IN A WARNED AREA. TSUNAMIS MAY BE A SERIES OF
WAVES WHICH COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

$$
PZZ130-131-133-134-132-135-150-153-156-110-250-210-255-350-
353-356-450-455-550-530-535-555-670-673-650-655-750-WAZ001-
002-005-006-007-008-009-010-011-013-014-015-016-021-ORZ001-
002-021-022-CAZ001-002-005-007-006-075-074-009-034-035-039-
040-046-041-042-043-150456-
COASTAL AREAS FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE
NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I.-BC. INCLUSIVE.

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS
FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO THE NORTH TIP OF
VANCOUVER I.-BC. INCLUSIVE...

ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL
CRESCENT CITY-CA 2029 PDT JUN 14 ASTORIA-OR 2154 PDT JUN 14
CHARLESTON-OR 2044 PDT JUN 14 TOFINO-BC 2157 PDT JUN 14
SAN FRANCISCO-CA 2123 PDT JUN 14 SAN PEDRO-CA 2200 PDT JUN 14
SEASIDE-OR 2126 PDT JUN 14 LA JOLLA-CA 2214 PDT JUN 14
NEAH BAY-WA 2148 PDT JUN 14
$$
PKZ032-031-042-034-033-035-041-036-AKZ023-024-025-026-028-
029-027-150456-
COASTAL AREAS FROM THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I.-BC. TO
SITKA-AK.

...A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL AREAS FROM
THE NORTH TIP OF VANCOUVER I.-BC. TO SITKA-AK...

ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL
LANGARA-BC 2244 PDT JUN 14 KETCHIKAN-AK 2257 ADT JUN 14
SITKA-AK 2227 ADT JUN 14
$$
PKZ176-175-172-170-171-155-150-132-136-138-137-130-141-140-
120-121-129-127-125-126-128-052-051-053-022-012-043-013-
011-021-AKZ191-185-181-171-145-111-101-121-125-131-135-017-
020-018-019-021-022-150456-
COASTAL AREAS FROM SITKA-AK. TO ATTU-AK.

...TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT...

NO - REPEAT NO - TSUNAMI WATCH OR WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
THE COASTAL AREAS FROM SITKA-AK. TO ATTU-AK.

FOR INFORMATION ONLY - ESTIMATED TIMES OF INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL
YAKUTAT-AK 2317 ADT JUN 14 CORDOVA-AK 0007 ADT JUN 15
KODIAK-AK 2332 ADT JUN 14 DUTCH HARBOR-AK 0013 ADT JUN 15
JUNEAU-AK 2334 ADT JUN 14 COLD BAY-AK 0034 ADT JUN 15
SEWARD-AK 2339 ADT JUN 14 ADAK-AK 0038 ADT JUN 15
VALDEZ-AK 2357 ADT JUN 14 HOMER-AK 0044 ADT JUN 15
SAND PT.-AK 2358 ADT JUN 14 SHEMYA-AK 0119 ADT JUN 15
$$

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER AT EWA BEACH HAWAII WILL
ISSUE BULLETINS FOR OTHER AREAS OF THE PACIFIC.

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS
WARRANT. THE TSUNAMI WATCH/WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE
WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ETA SITES.
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Comments:
From: jinglechelle
2005-06-15 04:15 am (UTC)
We were driving home from Tesser's about when it would've hit - stuck in traffic in Oakland, by the bay! I'm glad we didn't know what was going on.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-06-15 05:48 am (UTC)

bay

Didn't know you were up in the Bay Area at the moment... tell Tesser I say "hi!".

And for some reason I think that being on the inside of a big bay like that would mean that even a big wave would be attenuated by the time it got to the far side of the bay. Could be wrong, though.
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From: ex_ramona222
2005-06-15 04:19 am (UTC)
You promise not to die? Seriously. I want a promise!
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-06-15 05:47 am (UTC)

skill

I'll try harder next time. :)

Seriously, though, I wasn't all that worried; I figured that we'd at most see the water go over the walkway at the bottom of the bluffs. I'm about 10m up and 50m back from the water, so it'd have to be substantial for it to have any effect here.

(Similar to when we had the big Cedar Fire two years ago; people were calling me or my parents to make sure I was ok. First off, I was in New Mexico when it started getting huge; second, if my house burned down, there wouldn't be much of San Diego to come home to at all...)
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[User Picture]From: lordsauron
2005-06-15 06:21 am (UTC)

Re: skill

Yeah. If that fire got all the way there, there would be a large chunk of San Diego missing.

Heh, similar story. This happened before you came here. About in...1996? we had the Harmony Grove fire up here in the North County. The fire burned close enough that at my home at the time, the yellow glow of the fire could be seen. Naturally this sent my mom into a panic. She loaded her vehicle with everything should could gather. Little naieve me at the age of...14 helped out mom. The fire stopped about some seven miles away.
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[User Picture]From: skyroom80
2005-06-15 04:42 am (UTC)
Cool. Bring it on. I'll see if I can locate a surfboard. Obviously, I would hope thst no one else be affected by this. For me? Yeehaw.
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-06-15 05:38 am (UTC)

sick humor

But seeing the crowd you run with, I expect you can take it:

http://flem.keenspace.com/d/20041231.html
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[User Picture]From: lordsauron
2005-06-15 05:11 am (UTC)
First the 5.6 20 mi south of Palm Springs, CA now this 7.0.

No I'm not worried

*stands under the door frame*
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-06-15 05:36 am (UTC)

el pollo poco

Well, big pile of nothing. I think I'm glad.
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[User Picture]From: lordsauron
2005-06-15 06:12 am (UTC)

Re: el pollo poco

Haha. Creative.

[For the non Spanish speakers it means "chicken little"]
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From: ex_ramona222
2005-06-15 05:25 am (UTC)
Good idea to pick a place in a small circle of light. Must save on electricity bills. :D
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[User Picture]From: tkil
2005-06-15 05:34 am (UTC)

ha ha ha.

Well, people always tell me I'm a bright guy...

Sheesh. You must be bored (or even more in need of distraction than usual!). I'd spank you for this, but then deliriumdreams would get jealous, and I don't want that... :)

[The final irony is that I much much prefer dark / dim environments; I'm all about cave-like settings.]
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