Hawaii, earthquake

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  1. Novaboy

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    I've just read that there has been a bad earthquake in Hawaii. I know that Sorcerer is living in Hawaii and hope that he is alright. While I do not know him personally, I always enjoy his posts and immediately wondered what his situation is.

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    Word is, there's been utility outages (likely including Internet), but I've not heard of any casualties as of yet. (I haven't been watching TV much lately).

    Here's a good question, though.... What's the chances of N. Korea's nuke tests setting off the chain of earthquakes we've had lately? (Japan, Alaska, etc.)
     
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    By all accounts, the earthquake was relatively strong when it hit a few hours back, but its effects seem to have been largely superficial, bringing down unsecured items of furnishing, uncemented rock walls, etc., but having little effect on solid structures.

    Power outages were reported earlier in quite a few localities, so it could be a little while before we hear anything directly (although some emails clearly are getting through currently).

    LPSG has a fair few other members in Hawaii in addition to "Sorcerer".

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6053796.stm

     
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    I live in Kona, Hawaii and felt the 6.6 earthquake this morning.

    It was a little freaky, but I just immediately ran outside because i didn't want my roof to collapse on me. theres a state of emergency apparently, but i think its really just life as usual for most people around here.

    walmart collapsed i heard, and some other places. havent actually driven around though, because they are asking people to stay off the roads so the emergency response vehicles can get places quickly.

    i'm just pissed i missed the cowboys game due to the power outage.
     
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    My sister lives in Kailua on Oahu - somehow she managed to call here this afternoon via cell phone. Says a lot of structural damage, many unpassable roads, all utilities in her locale out. No damage to her home or others in her area, but then there isn't much there to damage - she lives in a home with roll up walls and all plumbing, etc. centrally located. Apparently tsunami risk has passed, but massive waves are still expected.

    Too early to get more info, but ya, sounds like a big one. Making things worse is that there's heavy rains goin on right now, too.

    Glad I'm a flatlander, eh? Although there seems to be no escape anywhere from extreme weather nowadays...

    Hoping for the best for everybody out there in paradise.

    Walmart collapsed? Why does that make me happy?...
     
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    6.3? Pish.
     
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    I'm not a sizemologist, by any means, but i highly doubt this would have been caused by any nuclear testing. For one thing, nobody has noticed any changes in radiation levels in NK the area, casting serious doubt on whether NK's claims are valid. Furthermore, I would surmise that a nuclear explosion large enough to cause tectonic repercussions would be easily detectable.
     
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    Possibly so. It just seems odd (read: coincendence) that these 'quakes are happening so soon after N. Korea allegedly "tested" their nukes. It doesn't take much to upset Mother Nature.....
    Actually I'm waiting to see how many people start blaming the 'quake on Bush....:cool: (sarcastically speaking)
     
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    If there's one anywhere, there's one here!
     
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    Yipes! My previously perfectly polished spelling record is now hopelessly blemished!!!! OK, OK, OK, so it wasn't exactly "perfect," or "polished".

    That should have read: seismologist.
     
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    I heard about the quake on the news here guys. Thinking of my buddies in the Hawaiian Islands. You know who you are ! :smile: Feel the love from the U.K. Talk to you soon when you're back online there.
     
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    I live here in Hawaii,and was only able to get on the internet this morning.Power was out for us since sunday 7am till about 9pm.IT was freaky,I live on Oahu and the worst was just no power.But it rained all day......
     
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    I got a message from Sorcerer saying that he's OK...
     
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