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Tsunami Updates from 8.8 Chilean Earthquake on February 27, 2010

This topic is designed to allow people to share their first hand accounts of any tsunami experiences

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A Quick Tip by jrjohnson

  • Feb 27, 2010
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Tsunami warning canceled. All clear. We made it through unscathed. Surfers and SUPs back out in the water... i'm starting this vacation!
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review by . February 27, 2010
posted in Earth Watch
Sunrise 7am over Hanalei Bay February 27 2010
I'm using this review to document my observations and thoughts while awaiting the potential tsunami that may hit this area at 11:20 local time.      First, let me begin by saying that i have always been very interested in natural disasters.  While in college my two favorite classes were "Geology - Earthquakes" and "Geology - Natural Disasters"  Things like this that have shaped this planet are so fascinating and are such a reminder that we are only …
Quick Tip by . February 28, 2010
JR turns iReporter in Kauai! Exciting, eerie or weird? Read his updates in his review! Keep safe, JR!
Quick Tip by . February 28, 2010
natural disasters r such a perspective check n reminder of our lack of control and place in this world. very glad it didn't wind up too bad
Quick Tip by . February 27, 2010
Very erie here in MB. Watching Tsunami coverage. Went from sunny to cold wind and rain in a few minutes. Ominous.
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If you're looking for some more company related stuff about me... it's on my bio page here.      Also, here's a family surf video from our recent wedding. Family = good … more
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In the wake of the 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile on February 27, 2010, tsunami warnings was issued throughout the Pacific Ocean.

A tsunami warning was first declared for Chile and Peru,  and a tsunami watch for Ecuador, Colombia, Antarctica, Panama  and Costa Rica.  The warning was later extended to a Pacific Ocean-wide warning, covering all coastal areas on the Pacific Ocean except the west coast of the United States, British Columbia, and Alaska.  Hawaiian media reported that tsunami warning sirens sounded at 6 am local time.  The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center issued advisories about potential tidal waves of less than 1 m (3 ft 3 in) striking the Pacific Ocean coastline between California and most of Alaska late in the afternoon or through the evening 12 or more hours after the initial earthquake.

The tsunami warning was cancelled for all countries except Japan and Russia in PTWC Bulletin 18 of 00:12 UTC on 28 February 2010.

In general, tsunamis tend to come in several waves, of which the first may not be the highest.

A tsunami amplitude of up to 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) high was recorded in the sea at Valparaíso, Chile. A wave amplitude of 2.34 m (7.68 ft) was recorded at Talcahuano in the Biobío Region. Some sources claim that a massive 40 m (130 ft) tsunami struck the Juan Fernández Islands, located 667 km (414 mi) off the coast of Chile, resulting in catastrophic damage. However, this claim is not yet supported by officially ...
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