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Erik asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 9 years ago

Is it likely a tsunami might hit Half Moon Bay Ca.?

I read on a news website that a tsunami is headed for CA. Is Half Moon Bay affected? I'm asking this because I have relatives who live there and I wanna be sure that they'll be okay.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Half Moon Bay is on the coastal side, so they are probably under the Tsunami warning. This means a tsunami is anywhere from likely to imminent.

    It'll be roughly an hour after parts of Washington and Oregon. So they'll know better from the effects there what the likely impact would be further south.

    But it's still a good idea to be prepared.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I live in Half Moon Bay and we are under tsunami warning right now. Santa Cruz has already been hit, so there is a big possibility.

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  • The warning is for the entire California coastline; it's NOT expected to be huge - about 7 a.m. Pacific time for the northern portion, and later as you get further south.

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    This earthquake occurred at:

    Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:46:23 AM (EST) - Eastern Standard (New York, Toronto, Jamaica)

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11:46:23 PM (CST) - Central Standard (Chicago, Mexico City, Costa Rica)

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:46:23 PM (MST) - Mountain Standard (Calgary, Denver, Phoenix)

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 09:46:23 PM (PST) - Pacific Standard (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Tijuana)

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 08:46:23 PM - Anchorage

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 07:46:23 PM - Adak

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 07:46:23 PM - Honolulu

    The first waves (6 - 7 feet) are expected to reach Hawaii at around 6 - 7 hours after the intial quake, and the west coast of the U.S. about 9-12 hours after the initial quake - about 2-3 a.m. Hawaii time, then around 6:00 - 7:00 for the northern Pacific Coast of the U.S. (Washington and Oregon), and about an hour or so later in California. It's getting to Washington and Oregon earlier because we're due west of Japan, while California is somewhat southwest.

    If you're anywhere in the Pacific or on the Pacific rim, keep yourself informed:

    http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/01/we... << Expected arrival times for cities on the U.S. west coast

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    Useful web sites:

    http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/ << Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww... << USGS Latest Earthquakes map; Red = in the last hour; blue = last 24 hours; yellow = last two weeks; you can click on any of them.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww... << Link for this specific earthquake

    If you live in Hawaii or the U.S. Pacific coast, there ARE warnings, and about 50 other countries are also affected to some degree.

    http://www.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=hawaii.201... <<< Hawaii warning text

    http://images.smh.com.au/2011/03/11/2228206/q5-600... <<< Map of times for waves to reach various points

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  • 9 years ago

    No, there is too much ocean between you and Japan. It will be all played out before it even gets to you. You may have a little sprinksles but no quake. Ok?

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  • Mark
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    9 years ago

    To be safe, stay away from the waters for now! esp during this weekend!

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  • 9 years ago

    I think by the time it gets there it won't be as big as you see in Japan

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    no

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  • 9 years ago

    IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE

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