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Tsunami warning in progress

  1. Oct 28, 2012 #1
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
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  3. Oct 28, 2012 #2

    S_Happens

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    My wife is actually in Hawaii right now on business.

    They were on a bus tour when the warning was issued and she called me around 9:30 HST (2:30 AM Central where I am). The tour bus took them to high ground where they had to stay. It wasn't until about 3.5 hours later that she told me she was back at the hotel.

    I had seen the news of the earthquake hours earlier, but at the time they were saying no Tsunami warning was going to be issued.
     
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    The earthquake was under an island, and not close to the fault.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000df7n#summary

    There was a relatively shallow 6.3 mag offshore
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dg06#summary

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/10/28/bc-quake.html

    There seems to be an ongoing swarm in the area.
     
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