Archive for: March, 2011

Tsunami Warning - Latest Update.

Mar 11 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

The TV news reporters are reporting that Tsunami waves are due to hit Hawaii within the half hour - at 1307 UTC (0307 HST). This is both true and not true. This is the earliest expected arrival time. The actual wave may not hit exactly on the mark, and in either case this is the time that waves are due to hit the westernmost coasts of Kauai. The wave will not hit the entire state instantaneously - it will take over an hour for the waves to travel down the rest of the chain.


We know that the wave was very destructive near the epicenter of the earthquake, but that does not necessarily mean that it will be as destructive in distant areas. Because the earthquake took place in Japan, and because there is little between there and Honolulu except the ocean, it is hard to predict exactly what will happen. Instrumentation at Midway indicates that the wave was approximately 5 feet above normal sea level there.


For twitter coverage, see hashtag #hitsunami


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Mar 11 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

A massive earthquake has struck Japan, along with a tsunami that was very destructive locally. We now know that this tsunami is travelling the Pacific Basin, en route to Hawaii and later destinations.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued warnings covering the areas potentially affected by the tsunami, and widespread evacuations are in progress in Hawaii. I'll have a post up explaining how that works and what's happening as soon as I can.

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This time I really mean it - take whatever

Mar 08 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Ok. Last night's attempt at this post wound up in the wrong spot. Let's try again...

This is mostly a test post, since it’s the first time I’m trying to post via blogpress on my iPad. It’s also the first time ive posted anything here in a very long time.

I’m going to spare you the lengthy apologies and explanations, and get moving on some real content now, just as quickly as my thumbs can pound the pressure-sensitive spots on this screen that are currently pretending to be keys.

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