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Old 01-15-2022, 10:38 AM   #1
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tsu warning - WA State

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...olcano-erupts/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/173341...volcano-tonga/
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:33 AM   #2
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In Tonga, there is no high ground to evacuate to. Also an extremely poor island nation, so no resources to cope with any natural disaster. Looks like their Tsunami was 12 or so hours ago, so should have settled by now. When the sun comes up in a few more hours, we will find out how badly damaged they are. So far no reports of damage to the folks living there, only their meagre property. Hoping they can recover from this quickly.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:40 AM   #3
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Tonga eruption....

http://https://twitter.com/US_Stormw...rc=twsrc%5Etfw


Any one catch this one yet? Wow!! It's got to be probably 150 miles in the initial blast wave. Prayers for anyone in the vicinity.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:47 AM   #4
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My wife woke me up this morning saying This isnt a joke, there is a Tsunami approaching Washington.

Turns out, that it likely will not be big enough to make it into the central Puget Sound region. However, if my boat was in a marina on the WA coast, San Juans, or Port Townsend, Id be at the marina babysitting it.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:51 AM   #5
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DSC went off this morning from Victoria CG with the advisory. Were on anchor in Echo Bay on Sucia Island expecting a 1-3 swell and strong current before 10:00. So far its been dead calm.
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Old 01-15-2022, 11:56 AM   #6
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Apparently it was the Hunga Tonga volcano. The sonic boom was heard up to 470 miles away. That's going to be a mess....
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My wife woke me up this morning saying “This isn’t a joke, there is a Tsunami approaching Washington.”

Turns out, that it likely will not be big enough to make it into the central Puget Sound region. However, if my boat was in a marina on the WA coast, San Juans, or Port Townsend, I’d be at the marina babysitting it.
We got the "advisory" here in the BC Gulf Islands. Advisory is the fourth level (diminishing) where we should expect little or no visible wave action. No timing is provided, as that will depend on how many miles of channels or other diversions the wave needs to navigate before getting to your specific location.
The outer coast areas, and places that get a concentration, like Port Alberni, get a higher level notification. Tofino was supposed to get their wave, of ~80 cm, by now. Nothing yet on the news reports to confirm that.
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Old 01-15-2022, 01:38 PM   #8
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My wife woke me up this morning saying This isnt a joke, there is a Tsunami approaching Washington.

Turns out, that it likely will not be big enough to make it into the central Puget Sound region. However, if my boat was in a marina on the WA coast, San Juans, or Port Townsend, Id be at the marina babysitting it.
Wifey B: And I'd not dare head toward the risk, but away. Tsunami's are frightening creatures of nature and I'm not about to tangle with one. Like the worst of Tornado and Hurricane all rolled up into one.
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Old 01-15-2022, 01:46 PM   #9
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It looks like the tsunami has hit Santa Cruz.

https://kion546.com/about/news-team-...a-cruz-harbor/

https://youtu.be/tBIReq9JHYk
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WOW. We are 57 mile up river from the Columbia River bar. No affects, so far.
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Some damage here in New Zealand. Tutukaka harbour's shape means it often gets the most noticeable affects of even small Tsunamis. This time it went over the breakwater. Click image for larger version

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i'm at my cabin in ocean shores on the washington coast. been hearing about the situation since i woke this morning. the news has been saying stay away from the coast, so of course, the place is crawling with out of towners. the cops have the beach access roads blocked off though, no way to get out there and have a look. i think it's pretty much over by now, haven't heard of any damage at all.
the satellite video of the event was pretty cool, that pressure wave was amazing.
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Old 01-15-2022, 02:48 PM   #13
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Just read it was heard in Wellington NZ, 1300 miles distant. Here's kind of a neat overlay placed at Mt St Helens, I can only assume they got the scale correct.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJIVEZCV...png&name=small
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More from Tutukaka. We have Cyclone Cody close by as well so the tsunami added to the storm surge it seemsClick image for larger version

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Geography dictates that if anyone, most anywhere, is having a tsunami, Crescent City, CA is going to share in the event. The Good Friday earthquake in Alaska's Prince William Sound generated 15 meter waves which leveled 29 blocks of Crescent City and killed 11 residents.


The 2011 Tōhoku-oki Earthquake (Fukushima, Japan) destroyed the small boat harbor to the tune of $30million.


This morning my niece and her husband were camping near the beach when they heard the warning. As they were packing the car, they noticed all the water draining out of the harbor. Returning waves flooded the parking lot at the harbor, but no reported damage.
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If you see the bay emptying...RUN TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY
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I've been to Tonga twice, and there is high ground on many of the islands. There are a lot of coral atolls and low lying islands, though they are less populated. Our hopes are that no one was injured by the tsunami. The Tongan people are VERY nice!
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If you see the bay emptying...RUN TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY
Amen! I'm actually surprised how many boaters do not know that. Read a story years ago by a cruiser that was in Samoa I believe when the tsunami swept through. They were almost killed because they saw the water drain out of the bay, then stood there at the quay wondering what was going when the tidal wave came rushing in...
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The other real worry here is that this may not be over, as volcanos, once erupting, tend to continue for a while. Just think of La Palma recently. This thing could possibly go on shoving out modest tsunamis for days or weeks..?

Fortunately, the behaviour for under-water ones is the first eruption breaking through the crust is explosive, after that lava tends to keep flowing but cools quite quickly, and sometimes a new island forms over time. Let's hope for the poor Tongans that is what happens here.
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More information: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-...ings/100759488
It`s worth reading the second news item at the foot of the one above.
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