Oh God, another tsunami warning!

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  1. Rugbypup

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    A pair of powerful quakes measuring 7.3 followed nearly immediately by a 7.9 off of Vanuatu has issued another tsunami warning for NZ!

    We are clearing the beaches and low beach lands again!

    With luck, Vanuatu is too far for the wave to carry enough power to be a threat here. Like the last one, this one should just dissipate into a very small one! God willing.

    This pacific ring of fire shit is not fun! :frown1:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10602009
     
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    Best of luck on this one as well. Head to the highlands to stay dry and keep us informed.
     
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    Good luck, pup.

    What's with this earthquake-fest at the moment??? :0
     
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    Like California, NZ is awaiting the 'big one'! A very really threat here.

    I worry the recent quake activity is the start of a quake storm that may trigger the NZ big one.
     
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    Good luck man! Let us know how it turns out. Be careful!
     
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    Stay safe Pup. More info here.
     
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    Make that three quakes, a 7.9, a 7.5 and a 7.1!

    Three magnitude 7+ quakes... all in about an hour!
     
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    The tsunami warning has been cancelled. Thank God!

    I'm not sure I can handle the stress!
     
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    Happy to hear it. Glad, you're okay, but relax, it's over now.:smile:
     
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    Still, keep an eye and ear out. I don't think this thing is over yet. The Australian plate is on the move!
     
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    This is terrible. :(
     
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    Go here and click on any of the small green dots along the west coast of Washington State. Notice the dramatic activity on the seismographs.
     
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    Pup, we're thinking about you and sending good thoughts.
     
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    I'm thinking about sending him a life raft.
     
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    And here's USGS's cool site for tracking global earthquake activity:

    Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days
     
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    And this is a very interesting Quicktime animation of the propogation of the 2004 tsunami. Notice all the reverberations and secondary waves that slosh around the Indian Ocean. Slight effects were noticed as far away as Alaska and Greenland!

    Because of those reverberations and secondary wave fronts, be cautious about approaching the ocean until the official all clear announcement is issued following a tsunami warning.
     
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    If theres an earthquake here just run to Te Papa.. They have those base isolator things underneath lol.. But a tsunami would scare me shitless... though being on the east side; we are kind of shielded here in Christchurch.
     
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    I can see Mt Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens from my neighborhood. Hood and St. Helens occasionally undergo minor sub-terranean temblors but its been several years since I've felt any shaking.
     
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