8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Chile; Tsunami Warning Issued


#1

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 has struck off the coast of Chile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A tsunami warning was issued following the quake, which was centered 49 miles west-northwest of Iquique, Chile, and was 6.21 miles deep, the USGS said.

abcnews.go.com/International/80-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-chile-tsunami-warning/story?id=23151710

earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000nzvd#summary

[LEFT]Tsunami warning in effect for Chile, Peru and Ecuador. [/LEFT]
cnn.it/OcsnbY

Pacific Tsunami warning center here:
ptwc.weather.gov/?region=1


#2

[LEFT]Warning center: 6-foot tsunami hit Pisagua, Chile, at 8:04 p.m. ET; unknown if damage caused[/LEFT]

[LEFT]6.9 -foot tsunami wave reported at Iquique, Chile, ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2014.04.02.0034[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Chilean seismologists revise earthquake magnitude to 8.3; depth 38.9km (24 miles). Time was 7:46pm US EDT (8:46pm in Chile)[/LEFT]


#3

[LEFT]Tsunami Watch now includes Nicaragua, El Savador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia; Tsunami Warning for Chile, Peru, Ecuador.

ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2014.04.02.0034

[/LEFT]


#4

That’s a HUGE quake. Tsunami’s are possible from the epicenter clear up to Alaska. Prayers to those who maybe impacted. There sure seems to be alot of earthquakes lately.


#5

Tsunami energy map

pbs.twimg.com/media/BkLeAlyCIAAwlmQ.png


#6

Expanded again:

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / PANAMAA

TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA / MEXICO / HONDURAS

FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN… IT IS FORINFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.

ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2014.04.02.0131


#7

God willing nothing bad happens. Praying for them


#8

[LEFT]Nat Tsunami Ctr: Wave height should remain below 1 foot for Southern California, for now no Tsunami watches/warnings expected for So. California.[/LEFT]

[LEFT]Preliminary estimates indicate that the tsunami will be less than half a foot when it hits the Washington coast around 7 am.[/LEFT]

[LEFT]A number of aftershocks have already occurred:[/LEFT]

[LIST]
*]5.2
75km WNW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 01:29:41 UTC10.0 km deep
*]5.3
111km NW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 01:20:58 UTC10.0 km deep
*]5.4
46km WNW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 00:37:49 UTC21.5 km deep
*]5.5
56km W of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 00:33:45 UTC12.6 km deep
*]5.6
70km WNW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 00:24:45 UTC10.0 km deep
*]5.7
95km NW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 00:06:44 UTC10.0 km deep
*]5.8
87km WNW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-02 00:03:12 UTC10.0 km deep
*]6.2
88km N of Iquique, Chile2014-04-01 23:58:00 UTC18.1 km deep
*]5.7
92km NW of Iquique, Chile2014-04-01 23:56:47 UTC10.0 km deep
*]8.2
95km NW of Iquique, Chile
[/LIST]


#9

Oh no! Praying for them.


#10

Looks like New Zealand and Fiji may see some waves


#11

[LEFT]National Tsunami Center: Tsunami NOT expected; US West coast, British Columbia or Alaska[/LEFT]
A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR CHILE / PERU

WARNING AND WATCH FOR ALL PREVIOUSLY NAMED AREAS ARE CANCELLED

No news yet about Hawaii

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL TIME IS 0324 AM HST WED 02 APR 2014

[LEFT]The Australian Bureau of Meteorology says there is no tsunami danger for Australia or New Zealand.[/LEFT]


#12

Praying for all in the Tsunami’s path. Praying for all affected by the earthquake.


#13

[LEFT]Tsunami Advisory (Hawaii): a tsunami advisory is issued for the state of Hawaii effective at 0545 pm HST.

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO
STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER…SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND
STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG ALL COASTS THAT COULD BE A HAZARD
TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT
BEACHES AND IN HARBORS AND MARINAS. THE THREAT MAY CONTINUE FOR
SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.

[/LEFT]
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#14

Easter Island may get the worst of it …
was discovered on Easter Sunday back in 1722 …
has a population of 2012.

rex


#15

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