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Tsunami warnings for Hawaii

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by g29andy, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. g29andy

    g29andy CLM

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    Hell of a way to start first day of vacation. We're on north shore of Kauai on east side of Hanalei Bay, woke up to wild roosters crowing and tsunami sirens. Hope it won't be too bad.
     
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    Yeah.... they are predicting 6-7ft waves!

    That is NOT a tsunami, it is "Surfs UP Dudes!"
     
  4. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    uh, no

    These waves, if they show up won't be for surfing.

    apples-oranges in this case
     
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    Sorry, was busy filling up water containers/pots. Wife laughed when I packed a 3 cell surefire and extra batts in my carry-on
     
  6. sandpiper

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    I live here near the beach in Anahola Kauai.
    Last time I heard the civil defence siriens go off in the middle of the night was back in 92.
    That day hurricane Iniki just beat the sh_t out of the island. Three day latter Hurracain
    Andrew slammed Florida and took all of oour press. This could be fun.

    This little piggy built his house out of brick.

    Aloha
     
  7. g29andy

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    mods feel free to close this one

    hiya sandpiper
     
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  8. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    I was woken up by the same siren alert living at a beach house on Diamond Head. It does get your attention!!!
     
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    And thus, the need for Bug Out Bags. Thanks.
     
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    You'll likely be fine since you're on the north end of the island. Enjoy the vacation.
     
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    I have some guest staying here and one of the girls it was her first night ever in Hawaii.
    Fun to see the startled look on there faces with sirien going off at 5:00 am.
     
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    How ya gonna bug out of an island.... :supergrin:

    Good luck islanders.
     
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    ......on an Island you bug-up not out!!


    1911, flashlight, AM radio, rum
     
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    The lack of a BOB did cross my mind this morning, good lesson.
     
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    Have a nice flight home.
     
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    Any chance it will reach Ohio?
     
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    I just saw a FoxNews live stream report from Hawaii at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    A Phd. there said when the waves passed an island some distance away about an hour ago it was 6 feet high, so when it gets to Hawaii it should be smaller.

    (The live stream stays on constantly so updates are instant. I hope they have cams on the beach when it gets there.)
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    Keep us posted!

    I thought they built up over distance?

    I feel guilty but I've been thinking the same thing all day. :rofl:
     
  19. DJ Niner

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    If I remember correctly, the seabed profile and the shape of the coastline can greatly affect the way the wave comes ashore. Picture a wave entering the open end of a "V"-shaped bay; as the wave proceeds up the bay and is forced inward at the sides, the level will rise at the point of the "V".

    Also, Tsunami waves have a very long distance between crests; even if it's only 5 feet tall, it won't be a single breaker-type wave five feet higher than normal, crashing on the shore. More like a five-foot-higher-than-normal tidal influx that lasts for much longer (20-60 minutes?). Re-run those movies of the Indonesian tsunami and ignore the big splash when it hits the seawall. Overall, it's closer to an ocean-spawned flooding event, and when it's over, it washes back out to sea, taking a lot of stuff with it.
     
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    I live close to the beach in a tsunami zone. I'll leave my house in a hour to find a vantage point more for entertainment purposes. Now with my neighbor hood evacuating, it leads to
    another potntial problem.

    The possibility of looters. Damed if you do, damed if you don't. At least the weather is great.