Tsunami advisory

Tsunami travel times

The 8.8 earthquake in Chile has triggered a tsunami advisory.

Numerous tsunami waves have been reported in the Pacific, with one reaching as high as 7.7 feet in the central Chile coastal town of Talcahuano, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Expected to arrive locally, at a height of about 1.5 feet, around 1:30 p.m.

Links:

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/eventmap.php

NWS Tsunami Advisory

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  1. Special Weather Statement

    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
    924 AM PST SAT FEB 27 2010

    CAZ001-002-280130-
    REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
    924 AM PST SAT FEB 27 2010

    …A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR DEL NORTE…HUMBOLDT AND
    MENDOCINO COUNTIES COASTAL AREAS…

    THERE IS A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR DEL NORTE…HUMBOLDT AND
    MENDOCINO COUNTIES COASTAL AREAS. NO SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING
    IS EXPECTED TO BE PRODUCED BY THESE WAVES. HOWEVER…SOME AREAS OF
    THE COAST COULD EXPERIENCE DANGEROUS CURRENTS AND SURGES IN
    HARBORS AND BAYS DUE TO THIS TSUNAMI. HISTORICALLY CRESCENT CITY
    HARBOR IS ESPECIALLY AT RISK. THE THREAT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AT
    POINT ARENA AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 PM PST…HUMBOLDT BAY AT
    APPROXIMATELY 1:30 PM PST AND AT CRESCENT CITY AT APPROXIMATELY
    1:45 PM PST AND WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS…..AND THE
    INITIAL WAVE WILL LIKELY NOT BE THE LARGEST. MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHTS
    ARE EXPECTED TO BE NEAR 2.0 FEET.

    COASTAL RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER…OFF THE
    BEACH…AND AWAY FROM DOCKS…HARBORS AND MARINAS. WAVE HEIGHTS
    AND CURRENTS ARE AMPLIFIED BY AN IRREGULAR SHORELINE AND ARE
    DIFFICULT TO PREDICT. MARINERS IN WATER DEEPER THAN 600 FEET
    SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE TSUNAMI.

    STAY TUNED TO LOCAL MEDIA OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR LATER
    UPDATES.

  2. live Hawaii coverage

    http://rawstory.com/2010/02/huge-earthquake-hits-chile-47-dead/

    scroll down

    four distinct waves at Hilo, Hawaii so far.

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