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Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  hillybilly on Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:59 pm

Not quite weather but this has just come in - http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/national.shtml .

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Post  stormysky on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:14 pm

Just had a breaking news flash warning people on lord howe island to move inland and for people to stay out of the water on the vic and nsw coast
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Post  mick on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:15 pm

Aftershock of 5. something reported on the 9pm news.

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Post  Sniper on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:18 pm

Currently trying to find any wave points located in Tasman Sea or off any rigs in the area.

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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  stormysky on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:21 pm

For low-lying coastal areas there is a threat of MAJOR LAND INUNDATION,
FLOODING, DANGEROUS WAVES AND STRONG OCEAN CURRENTS for several hours from
09:30 pm (EST) Wednesday

this is off the warning for lord howe island
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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  mick on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:29 pm

Report of initial 7.2 undersea quake off sth island of NZ on radio at 7.30 our time.

A Tsunami warning for people living on the east coastof Australia to move 1k inland. Sounds serious, but Im watching the Tv as well and seen nothing, so I guess a lot of oyu will be swamped soon. Bye bye, can I have your land?

Given the bushfires, it seems nothing has been changed. Do we have an official Govenment tsunami warning?

I doubt it will make it to here, Shocked But what about Newcastle?

Off to bed to listen to the ABC, they will let me know if I have to don the life vest.

EDIT SBS reports 7.8 off s/w of NZ. NZ Tsunami watch cancelled false alarm.


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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  hillybilly on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:33 pm

Interesting that 7.8 is the same as the strongest recorded earthquake in NZ so it is a big one...

From - www.gns.cri.nz/what/earthact/earthquakes/earthquakefaq.html"The biggest New Zealand earthquake since instrumental recording began was the 1931 magnitude 7.8 Hawke's Bay earthquake."

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Post  mick on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:40 pm

http://www.iris.washington.edu/cgi-bin/wilberII/wilberII_showplot.pl?ev=20090715_092232.8.spyder&st=SNZO.IU&c=irtxmVqD21NlI

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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  Power Storm on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:40 pm

According to the Tassie BoM warning, a tsunami has been generated and actually recorded.

'Sea level observations have confirmed a tsunami has been generated.'

TSUNAMI DETAILS
The following locations have observed a tsunami:

Jacksons Bay, NZ at 10:08 UTC

Deep Ocean Buoy 55015

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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  stormysky on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:12 pm

Sea level observations have confirmed a tsunami has been generated.

Tsunami has been observed at Spring Bay in TAS at 10:05pm and at Port Kembla in
NSW at 10:06pm.

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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  Karl Lijnders on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:26 pm

Can I just say that watching the news and the reaction to the warnings down in Gippsland last night, I can say that people are not taking the chance of one of these very seriously... Hmmmmm
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Re: Tsunami warning for Tasman Sea earthquake

Post  norfolk on Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:25 pm

stormysky wrote:Sea level observations have confirmed a tsunami has been generated.

Tsunami has been observed at Spring Bay in TAS at 10:05pm and at Port Kembla in
NSW at 10:06pm.

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How high were the Tsunamis?

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Post  Power Storm on Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:39 pm

I am not totally sure Tony, but probably around 30cm I heard. Not very big, but it was still a tsunami!

Yeah I agree Karl, not many people took the warnings literally, one day there will be a big one, and no-one will take any notice to warnings unless they are physically evacuated. It was a good warning for the earthquake.

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Post  norfolk on Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:51 pm

Saw a video (actually a news story on SBS news) of another time a tsunami warning was issued, was the middle of the day (didn't quite catch on to what year) life savers at Coogee beach in Sydney announced to the beachgoers that an earthquake had occured off the Solomon Islands and that there was a Tsunami warning for the east coast, not one person even moved! Hate for the day something actually happens and then people say no one was warned!!

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Post  DC449 on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:00 pm

Had an Earthquake at about 5:00 in Vanuatu on Thursday i think,
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Post  Sniper on Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:36 pm

The same area of New Zealand have had another 3 quakes today including a 5.9. So the area is still very unstable...

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