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    Massive 8.8 Earthquake Rocks Chile

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    Powerful earthquake rattles Chile; tsunami warning issued
    February 27, 2010 4:18 a.m. EST

    (CNN) -- At least six people are dead after a massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday, according to government officials.

    The epicenter of the earthquake was located near the city of Concepcion, 212 miles (341 kilometers) from the capital of Santiago. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. (1:34 a.m. ET).

    Concepcion is Chile's second largest city with a population of 200,000. There are reports of collapsed buildings in Santiago. The quake was felt in several Chilean towns and in parts of Argentina as well.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru. A tsunami watch has been issued for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. The center recorded a tsunami wave as high as 9 feet.

    "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," the National Weather Service said in a statement.

    Officials hoped to learn more about the devastation in the morning.
    Santiago resident Leo Perioto jumped out of his bed in his apartment at the top of a six-story building.

    "The whole building was shaking," he said. "The windows were wobbling a lot. We could feel the walls moving from side to side."

    Alessandro Perez, who is staying at the Santiago Marriott Hotel, reported shattered windows, but there was no structural damage. No one at the hotel was injured, he said.

    Anita Herrera, who works at the Hotel Kennedy in Santiago, said electricity was knocked out at that hotel and guests were nervous.

    "Our hotel is built for this," she said. "In Chile, this happens many times."
    Chile holds the record for the largest earthquake in the world, according to the USGS. A magnitude 9.5 quake struck the South American country in May 1960 and killed 1,655 people.

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    MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

    GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
    ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
    EASTER CL 27.2S 109.5W 1205Z 0.35M / 1.1FT 52MIN
    ANCUD CL 41.9S 73.8W 0838Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 84MIN
    CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 1029Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 30MIN
    ARICA CL 18.5S 70.3W 1008Z 0.94M / 3.1FT 42MIN
    IQUIQUE CL 20.2S 70.1W 0907Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 68MIN
    ANTOFAGASTA CL 23.2S 70.4W 0941Z 0.49M / 1.6FT 52MIN
    DART LIMA 32412 18.0S 86.4W 0941Z 0.24M / 0.8FT 36MIN
    CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0843Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 20MIN
    TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.4W 0653Z 2.34M / 7.7FT 88MIN
    COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0852Z 1.32M / 4.3FT 30MIN
    CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0739Z 0.90M / 2.9FT 16MIN
    SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0815Z 0.53M / 1.7FT 08MIN
    VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0708Z 1.29M / 4.2FT 20MIN

    LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
    LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
    TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
    AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
    IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
    VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
    PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

    EVALUATION

    A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG
    COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION
    SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

    A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE
    CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD
    COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE
    INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS
    CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.
    TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT
    RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI
    WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL
    QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE
    CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED
    BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH
    TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.

    THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

    1119 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

    MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.


    Wake up Hawaii, you got trouble coming.

    They said on the news that once the wave comes ashore, it could be really massive. They are predicting a Hawaii landfall around 11am HST which will be around 3pm CST. And, this wave could be Pacific wide. Japan, Alaska and the U.S. West Coast, Asia...............shit!

    Let's hope for the best.

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    This is seriously scary stuff.
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    natural disasters suck

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    Doesn't it seem like there are so many quakes in recent months that maybe something bigger is going on below us?

    Scary shit for sure, this time next year we plan on being in Hawaii too.
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    Hawaii blasts sirens, warns of possible tsunami


    EWA BEACH, Hawaii A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake raced across the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, threatening Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast as well as hundreds of islands from the bottom of the planet to the top.

    Sirens blared in Hawaii to alert residents to the impending waves, with authorities asking people living near the water to evacuate. On several South Pacific islands hit by a tsunami last fall, police evacuated tens of thousands of residents from the coast.

    The first waves in Hawaii are expected to hit shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday (4 p.m. EST; 2100 GMT) and measure roughly 8 feet (2.5 meters) at Hilo. Most Pacific Rim nations however did not order evacuations, but advised people in low-lying areas to be on the lookout.

    Unlike other tsunamis in recent years, emergency officials along the Pacific have hours to prepare and possibly evacuate residents.

    "We've got a lot of things going for us," said Charles McCreery, the director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which issues warnings to almost every country around the Pacific Rim and to most of the Pacific island states. "We have a reasonable lead time.

    "We should be able to alert everyone in harm's way to move out of the evacuation zones," he said.

    In Hawaii, boats and people near the coast were being evacuated. Hilo International Airport, located along the coast, was closed. In Honolulu, residents lined up at supermarkets to stock up on water, canned food and batteries. Cars lined up 15 long at several gas stations.

    "These are dangerous, dangerous events," said John Cummings, spokesman for the Honolulu Emergency Management Department.

    In Tonga, where nine people died in a Sept. 29 tsunami, police and defense forces began evacuating people from low-lying coastal areas as they warned residents that tsunami waves about three feet (one meter) high could wash ashore within three hours.

    "I can hear the church bells ringing to alert the people," National Disaster Office deputy director Mali'u Takai said. "We will move up to 50,000 people to the interior and away from the coasts."

    Waves 6 feet (1.8 meter) above normal hit near Concepcion, Chile shortly after the quake.

    On the island of Robinson Crusoe, a huge wave from the tsunami covered half the village of San Juan Batista and three people were missing, said Ivan de la Maza, the superintendent of Chile's principal mainland port, Valparaiso.

    A helicopter and a Navy frigate were enroute to the island to assist in the search, he said.

    A tsunami warning the highest alert level was also in effect for Guam, American Samoa, Samoa and dozens of other Pacific islands. An advisory the lowest level has been extended to include Oregon, Washington state, parts of Alaska, and coastal British Colombia.

    British Columbia is hosting the Winter Olympic Games, but provincial officials said the venues are not under threat.

    The White House is keeping close watch on the Chilean quake, which has raised the possibility of a tsunami striking Hawaii. Presidential press secretary Robert Gibbs said the U.S. stands ready to help the Chilean people "in this hour of need."

    American Samoa Lt. Gov. Aitofele Sunia activated emergency services and called on residents of shoreline villages to move to higher ground. Police in Samoa issued a nationwide alert to begin coastal evacuations. The tsunami is expected to reach the islands Saturday morning.

    In French Polynesia, tsunami waves up to 6 feet (2 meters) high swept ashore, but no damage was immediately reported.

    Meanwhile, disaster management officials in Fiji said they have been warned to expect waves of as high as 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) to hit the northern and eastern islands of the archipelago and the nearby Tonga islands.

    A lower-grade tsunami advisory was in effect for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands. Tsunami Center officials said they did not expect the advisory would be upgraded to a warning.

    Waves were likely to hit Asian, Australian and New Zealand shores within 24 hours of Saturday's quake. A tsunami wave can travel at up to 600 mph, said Jenifer Rhoades, tsunami program manager at the National Weather Service in Washington, DC.

    The sirens in Hawaii will also be sounded again three hours prior to the estimated arrival time.

    McCreery said he didn't know how big the waves will be, but expected them to be the largest to hit Hawaii since 1964.

    "If you're in an evacuation zone, police or civil defense volunteers would instruct you to evacuate, or instructions will come out over the radio and TV," said Shelly Ichishita, spokeswoman for the state's civil defense.

    If coastal areas are evacuated, visitors in Waikiki would be moved to higher floors in their hotels, rather than moved out of the tourist district, which could cause gridlock.

    Some Pacific nations in the warning area were heavily damaged by a tsunami last year.

    On Sept. 29, a tsunami spawned by a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 34 people in American Samoa, 183 in Samoa and nine in Tonga. Scientists later said that wave was 46 feet (14 meters) high.

    Past South American earthquakes have had deadly effects across the Pacific.

    A tsunami after a magnitude-9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960, the largest earthquake ever recorded, killed about 140 people in Japan, 61 in Hawaii and 32 in the Philippines.

    That tsunami was about 3.3 to 13 feet (one to four meters) in height, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

    Japanese public broadcaster NHK quoted earthquake experts as saying the tsunami would likely be tens of centimeters (inches) high and reach Japan in about 22 hours.

    A tsunami of 28 centimeters (11 inches) was recorded after a magnitude-8.4 earthquake near Chile in 2001.

    The Meteorological Agency said it was still investigating the likelihood of a tsunami in Japan and did not issue a formal coastal warning.

    Australia, meanwhile, was put on a tsunami watch.

    The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning Saturday night for a "potential tsunami threat" to New South Wales state, Queensland state, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island.

    Any potential wave would not hit Australia until Sunday morning local time, it said.

    New Zealand officials warned that "non-destructive" tsunami waves of less than three feet could hit the entire east coast of the country's two main islands and its Chatham Islands territory, some 300 miles east of New Zealand.

    The Philippine Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology issued a low-level alert saying people should await further notice of a possible tsunami. It did not recommend evacuations.

    Seismologist Fumihiko Imamura, of Japan's Tohoku University, told NHK that residents near ocean shores should not underestimate the power of a tsunami even though they may be generated by quakes on the other side of the ocean.

    "There is the possibility that it could reach Japan without losing its strength," he said.









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    This was yesterday... a coincidence perhaps...

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    A bunch of my family are in Maui right now. My cousin called me this morning said he was drinking, smoking and heading to higher ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    A bunch of my family are in Maui right now. My cousin called me this morning said he was drinking, smoking and heading to higher ground.
    it appears that Hawaii was spared, but Japan is bracing for it, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naked Wake View Post
    it appears that Hawaii was spared, but Japan is bracing for it, just in case.
    I'm sure my cousin is smoking and drinking in celebration.
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    USA to the rescue!

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    Unbelievable how strong that Earthquake was. It was felt 1800 miles away.
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    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...10/290_-35.php


    At this link, look how many strong 5.0 plus after shocks have hit the area since the main 8.8 hit. This quakes are all up and down the coast line. It's very strange and cool at the same time. Just makes me wonder what's going on with the earth's crust/plates down there right now.

    Damn death toll is climbing.................shit.

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    I guess the Chileans don't merit the same sort of immediate outpouring of aid and concern on the part of the US government and celebrity community as the Haitians did. I haven't seen a single Hope for Chile concert or call for texted in donations or anything.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    From what I gather, Chile was much better prepared structurally and had the infrastructure installed to handle it. So even though it was bigger than Haiti's,
    there wasn't as much damage.

 

 

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