8.9 earthquake in japan!?
Where is there going to be tsunami warnings ?
Whats happening ?!?!
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Midway Island has had a 8-foot wave as of 1:15 a.m. Hawaii time/3:15 a.m. Pacific/6:15 a.m. Eastern; more waves are expected, and powerful aftershocks continue in Japan, so being cautious is very important.
The 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
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
- Devils AdvocateLv 79 years ago
If you are in Akron, Ohio, then yes, there is a tsunami warning for your area. You should expect it to hit in about two hours time. Watch the news! WATCH THE NEWS ON TV LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING!
- Anonymous9 years ago
The tsunami is headed to east cali
- 9 years ago
The first wave may not be the largest but second one may submerge many Pacific islandsSource(s): ibtimes
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