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a tsunami? Here?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by QuarterBoreGunner, Jun 15, 2005.

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  1. QuarterBoreGunner

    QuarterBoreGunner Member

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    Cali coast - load up the rafts and check yer ammo; this is nuts a 7.2 off the Northern Coast of California and we have a real live tsunami warning in effect.


    holy crap- this is totally not what I planned for.
     
  2. R.H. Lee

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    The TV reports I'm seeing indicate no need to worry.
    (But, hey, it's TV, so....)
     
  5. stevelyn

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    WCATWC just called off all warnings and watches. Just received confirmation from NWS/NOAA at Cold Bay.
     
  6. torpid

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    While I doubt things would be as bad as the Christmas Tsunami, I hope you guys out there on the left coast are taking precautions :eek:



    Although I hate to admit it ... the first thing I thought about when I heard about the warning was Ænema by Tool :uhoh:


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  8. torpid

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    So, now that it's passed, are you going to plan for this in the future? :)


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  9. R.H. Lee

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    heh. That was fun. Wonder what's next.
     
  10. CleverName

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    It's almost fire season. Ah, the four season of California - drought, fire, flood, mudslide.
     
  11. torpid

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    Heh, I remember Florida- fire, flood, frost, lightning, tornado/waterspout, hurricane...

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  12. CleverName

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    At least in Nor Cal the drivers realise that you should slow down about 10 mph when it's raining, and the roads aren't hermetically sealed. In So Cal, it seems that at the first hint of rain everybody drives at 10 mph... until the second week of rain, at which point it's acceptable to drive at your normal dry speed.
     
  13. QuarterBoreGunner

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    can't talk.. out of breath from blowing up inflatable spongebob squarepants...

    seriously though that was a weird 30 minutes of confused newscasts; and yeah, I never planned for a tsunami. Earthquake, riots, major blackouts- these are what the prepared California citizen plans for.

    I guess I'll have to add tsunami to the list.

    Anyone know where I can pick up a zodiac real cheap?
     
  14. Bostonterrier97

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    I was in Crescent City, CA when a Tsunami hit us back in 1964 (from the Alaskan Earthquake)
     
  15. Lennyjoe

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    Man, almost had oceanfront property. ;) :D :what:

    Glad to hear all is well in Cali. Nothing like a Tsunami warning to get the blood going.
     
  16. Cosmoline

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    Here's the latest from http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/
    up in Palmer

    WEPA41 PAAQ 150409
    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 - FINAL (CORRECTED COPY)
    BULLETIN NUMBER 2
    ISSUED 06/15/2005 AT 0409 UTC

    ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH STATUS IS CANCELED FOR
    CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON - BRITISH COLUMBIA - AND
    ALASKA...

    EARTHQUAKE DATA
    PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE - 7.4
    LOCATION - 41.4N 125.6W - 85 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


    WATER LEVELS REMAIN NORMAL AT ALL COASTAL SITES.
    NO WAVE HAS BEEN DETECTED.

    EVALUATION
    NO TSUNAMI DANGER EXISTS FOR ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA -
    WASHINGTON - OREGON OR CALIFORNIA. HOWEVER SOME AREAS MAY
    EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES. AS LOCAL CONDITIONS
    CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE ALL
    CLEAR DETERMINATIONS MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
     
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    One thing you can do is bookmark the html I posted above. That's the official warning center for the west coast of the US.
     
  18. Rumpled

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    I've seen a few of these warinings before. Always pays to be prudent - just ask Crescent City. But I live south of Point Conception, so a North Pacific big wave will just roll on by.
    When I lived in Newport Beach in college, we got one of these and (numbers of beers already under belt) ran out to the sand to watch.
    Nothing happened and NOAA later reported it as something like 3". How they decided which wave was the big one noone will ever know.

    Just give me a good Southen Hemi long period swell any August day!
     
  19. Byron Quick

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    Ah, the advantages of being 100 miles inland and 320 feet above sea level. You guys take care of yourselves.
     
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    You know what the really sad thing this?

    I probably have at least one neighbor who (1) expects a tidal wave, and (2) is ready and waiting for it.

    I live in Missouri.
     
  21. El Tejon

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    bogie, what's your neighbor's handle on THR? :D

    Everyone be ready out there. Wear your water wings to the office. :D
     
  22. Red Tornado

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    When the big one hits down here on the New Madrid fault and the Mississippi starts flowing backward, you'll be running over to his house. ;) :D It's not the tsunami's down here, it's the sand blows! :eek:
     
  23. BerettaNut92

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    Dude. Time to kick up the kevlar kayak with carbon fiber paddle on the cool guy gear acquisition schedule.

    I repacked my SHTF pack on Saturday after backing up my HDD. I didn't get the alert until after it was scheduled to hit my area though.

    I didn't feel Saturday's earthquake either.
     
  24. Typhoon

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    That warning was definitely weird. I was sitting there watching the Angels game when that horrible sound broke in and the TV screen went black... ***ENNHHHH... ENNHHHH...ENNHHHH..." I'm thinking to myself, "What???" Although I did feel the weekend quake, it was so minor that I pretty much dismissed it. So during the long pause between the attention sound and the actual message, my brain was racing trying to figure out what it could be. Flood? Tornado? (Don't laugh, there have been tornado warnings in California before. One actually bought me an extra day to write a term paper in college, as classes were cancelled.) Of course not! No rain in weeks. Terrorist? What could it be?

    My first tsunami warning in California (had one in Okinawa once, but I lived on a big hill). I live approximately five miles inland, so I wasn't busting out the life raft just yet. I was however inspired to check the transportable ammo bag and the bug-out-bag in the car. All OK.

    Not to be overly ominous, but the recent seismic activity is giving me some concern. With all due respect to CalTech, we really can't be certain if such a thing as foreshocks exist or not. There was an earthquake off the Santa Monica coast days before the 1994 Northridge quake, and Santa Monica took an unusual amount of heavy damage from Northridge. I am due east of Santa Monica, and I sustained only moderate damage. Double pulse? Unknown fault line?

    Message to Californians and all - check your emergency kits and get the emergency communications plan and evacuation plan solidified.
     
  25. BerettaNut92

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    Typhoon, where'd you go to high school?
     
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