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Tsunami warning message from weather service . . .

Tsunami warning message from weather service . . .




just a test. https://outerbanksvoice.com/2018/02/06/tsunami-warning-message-from-weather-service-was-just-a-test/

Hmm? Probably nothing to lose sleep over since I'm reading 75% - 85% occur in the Pacific Ocean.
I wonder how much time would elapse between the initial message and tsunami reaching our shore?
There might be too many to make a prediction.

Are there any oceanologists on board?




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RE: Tsunami warning message from weather service . . .




Not here. But yeah, you've read right. Tsunamis are caused by underwater earthquakes and the Pacific rim is full of earthquake zones due to plates moving over/against each other, and these are relatively close to shore, which makes the effects worse. The Atlantic only has a single central fault region that is far away from continental shores (except for places like the Azores.) So when I heard about this warning, my reaction was that it did not sound right.

Warning time varies depending on the distance from the underwater earthquake and the shore. So, it can be minutes to a day or more.

FWIW, Charleston SC suffered a serous earthquake in 1886. So it can happen in the area..... just not very frequently.


RE: Tsunami warning message from weather service . . .




A drill.
Hatteras tides were normal.
I think I got a tire wet.