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2010-02-27 05:04:10 AM
From what I'm seeing that 1 foot wave took 10 minutes to pass the buoy. If we knew it's speed we could tell the crest size.
 
2010-02-27 05:04:19 AM
puuukeey: Is this "Shock #1" with regard to the Shock Doctrine? 10 bucks says we see Blackwater and Exxon owning 3/4 of Chile in 2 weeks?

I'll take that bet.
 
2010-02-27 05:05:23 AM
Another 5.4 aftershock registering now on the map, in Bio Bio according to USGS
 
2010-02-27 05:05:27 AM
geekyspice: Ok, I'm off to get supplies before Hawaii goes insane. Yay Fark! Keeping me ahead of the game :)

Good luck. Stay dry.
 
2010-02-27 05:05:40 AM
geekyspice- Don't forget the toilet paper. If you don't remember the last time, ask an auntie. It'll be the First thing to run out at Longs. Good luck.
 
2010-02-27 05:05:48 AM
mreuther: The shake estimates are actually less than Haiti, mostly because the quake was relatively deep.

From what I understand the land type in Haiti (specifically the area hit) was much more likely to have severe quake damage than a mountainous area like Chile. Hopefully I'm correct.
 
2010-02-27 05:06:19 AM
Epiphany: Why doesn't anyone in here understand the word WOULD. Like "would if they could".

Hey, I get what you're saying. The fact that communication has been cut off so completely means the area is really farked, like even more farked than Haiti.
 
2010-02-27 05:06:54 AM
*twitches*

Watching footage on Univision from TC Chile where they're having people drive on an overpass that's been knocked enough out of plumb that the cars are dropping a good 6 inches or so between expansion joints (and in some places looking like there's a foot or more out of plumb).

I just know something unfortunate is gonna happen with that O_o
 
2010-02-27 05:06:57 AM
This report (^) from the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center includes a reading of 7.7 ft amplitude* for a tsunami, recorded 20 mins after the quake happened.

*Note that amplitude is not crest-to-trough; the crest-to-trough distance would be double the amplitude.
 
2010-02-27 05:07:46 AM
From the BBC

President Bachelet called on people to remain calm and contact the authorities if they needed help.

Map

She said: "The country has just experienced an enormous earthquake... we are in the process of finding out about the effects of the quake across the region, the state of the roads and hospitals, the damage to buildings and of course the number of those killed and injured."

Ms Bachelet said there were areas of the country where communications were down and teams were working to restore them.

Many of Chile's news websites and radio stations were not accessible.

Buildings in Santiago were reported to have shaken for between 10 and 30 seconds, with the loss of electricity and communications.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck at a depth of about 35km.


POWERFUL EARTHQUAKES
Haiti, 12 Jan 2010: About 230,000 people die after shallow 7.0 magnitude quake
Sumatra, Indonesia, 26 Dec 2004: 9.2 magnitude. Triggers Asian tsunami that kills nearly 250,000 people
Alaska, US, 28 March 1964: 9.2 magnitude; 128 people killed. Anchorage badly damaged
Chile, south of Concepcion, 22 May 1960: 9.5 magnitude. About 1,655 deaths. Tsunami hits Hawaii and Japan
Kamchatka, NE Russia, 4 Nov 1952: 9.0 magnitude

'Everyone fears aftershocks'

It recorded a 6.2 magnitude aftershock in the same area soon after at 0652 GMT and another of 5.5 magnitude about 84km from Santiago at 0819 GMT.

The USGS said tsunami effects had been observed at Valparaiso, west of Santiago, with a wave height of 1.29m above normal sea level.

Reuters news agency later quoted the Chilean navy as saying the tsunami warning for southern Chile had been lifted.

One journalist speaking to Chilean national television from the city of Temuco, 600km south of Santiago, said many people there had left their homes, determined to spend the rest of the night outside. Some people on the streets were in tears.

Mark Winstanley, who contacted the BBC from Vina del Mar, 100km north-west of Santiago, said buildings had shaken and electricity and phone connections were cut but he could see no structural damage yet.

A university professor in Santiago, Cristian Bonacic, said that this was a massive quake but that the cities seemed to have resisted well. Internet communications were working but not mobile phones.

Chile suffered the biggest earthquake of the 20th century when a 9.5 magnitude quake struck the city of Valdivia in 1960, killing 1,655 people.
 
2010-02-27 05:07:47 AM
Just saw 11:19 AM as the estimated time for Hawaii to expect anything that shows up. 9 or so hours to stock up!
 
2010-02-27 05:09:06 AM
glenlivid: Gwendolyn: I keep my car above half a tank because you never freaking know when you have to get the fark out of Dodge and fast.

You sound like a woman of loose morals. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Fate favors the prepared, or so I like to think.
 
2010-02-27 05:09:08 AM
davidphogan: Just saw 11:19 AM as the estimated time for Hawaii to expect anything that shows up. 9 or so hours to stock up!

is it confirmed that there's a tsunami in progress?
 
2010-02-27 05:09:43 AM
MexicanNerd: I'll ta

you with or against me?
 
2010-02-27 05:10:13 AM
davidphogan: Just saw 11:19 AM as the estimated time for Hawaii to expect anything that shows up. 9 or so hours to stock up!

Plenty of time for everyone to make french toast.
 
2010-02-27 05:10:24 AM
puuukeey: is it confirmed that there's a tsunami in progress?

BBC World News on PBS is saying they're hearing reports but nothing confirmed.
 
2010-02-27 05:10:51 AM
davidphogan: Just saw 11:19 AM as the estimated time for Hawaii to expect anything that shows up. 9 or so hours to stock up!

Jesus and my county goes nuts if there is a report of snow. Better head to the store armed once people wake up. Yikes.
 
2010-02-27 05:10:56 AM
Great Porn Dragon: *twitches*

Watching footage on Univision from TC Chile where they're having people drive on an overpass that's been knocked enough out of plumb that the cars are dropping a good 6 inches or so between expansion joints (and in some places looking like there's a foot or more out of plumb).

I just know something unfortunate is gonna happen with that O_o


Heh. Saw that too. All I thought was, "That's not a good idea there."
 
2010-02-27 05:11:21 AM
That wave wasn't very tall but sure is long. Even something that size will be powerful.
 
2010-02-27 05:11:37 AM
puuukeey: MexicanNerd: I'll ta

you with or against me?


Against you. Easiest 10 bucks ever.
 
2010-02-27 05:12:17 AM
puuukeey: davidphogan: Just saw 11:19 AM as the estimated time for Hawaii to expect anything that shows up. 9 or so hours to stock up!

is it confirmed that there's a tsunami in progress?


I should add the time is based on the advisory here.
 
2010-02-27 05:13:10 AM
Great Porn Dragon: *twitches*

Watching footage on Univision from TC Chile where they're having people drive on an overpass that's been knocked enough out of plumb that the cars are dropping a good 6 inches or so between expansion joints (and in some places looking like there's a foot or more out of plumb).

I just know something unfortunate is gonna happen with that O_o


Yeah, watching the same thing. It looks like Oakland. No bueno.
 
2010-02-27 05:13:35 AM
Great Porn Dragon: *twitches*

Watching footage on Univision from TC Chile where they're having people drive on an overpass that's been knocked enough out of plumb that the cars are dropping a good 6 inches or so between expansion joints (and in some places looking like there's a foot or more out of plumb).

I just know something unfortunate is gonna happen with that O_o


Glad I'm not the only one wincing at that.
Also, this guy's spanish is a little more understandable to me thank the actual Chile link.
 
2010-02-27 05:14:23 AM
puuukeey: is it confirmed that there's a tsunami in progress?


CNN is saying a tsunami is CONFIRMED and that it's twice the size as last year's Samoan tsunami.
 
2010-02-27 05:14:28 AM
MexicanNerd: puuukeey: MexicanNerd: I'll ta

you with or against me?

Against you. Easiest 10 bucks ever.


Fair enough. I actually thought about it and I felt that 10 bucks was an appropriate number.
 
2010-02-27 05:15:12 AM
Transmission info:

Road smashed up, bridges out everywhere. People sleeping on the streets. No gas pumps working. Cellphones intermittent. No AM/FM radio broadcasts. Landlines worse off than cellphones.

/I amused that police in Chile are called the same as in Italy.
 
2010-02-27 05:16:31 AM
puuukeey: MexicanNerd: puuukeey: MexicanNerd: I'll ta

you with or against me?

Against you. Easiest 10 bucks ever.

Fair enough. I actually thought about it and I felt that 10 bucks was an appropriate number.


You callin' me a cheap greaser?
 
2010-02-27 05:16:52 AM
Well, the problem with Haiti is that it was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. They had little to begin with and what structures they did have were not well-built.

So, that earthquake was just catastrophic.

Chile, at least, is a developed country and has stronger buildings. But an 8.8 is still an 8.8
 
2010-02-27 05:18:05 AM
OK, they have shown the church collapse, apparently a lot of the building damage in Santiago has been with older structures, overpasses and parking garages (primarily in the central district which has a high number of historic structures).

More wince-inducing pictures of Oakland-esque overpasses out of plumb being driven on (and me wanting to scream NONONO STOP IT IT'S GONNA FALL).

16 confirmed dead so far.
 
2010-02-27 05:18:24 AM
WhyteRaven74: 4NSpy: If there's a riot in Detroit, will anyone notice?

Sure, the city will be cleaner the next day...


fark you, if the 4 people left there riot - it would be epic

/have a good friend in Santiago - can't reach her yet, worried
 
2010-02-27 05:18:38 AM
They're getting first light now in Chile. Reportedly "a lot of collapsed buildings" in Santiago. Reporter is saying he lost count after 25 aftershocks.
 
2010-02-27 05:19:31 AM
MexicanNerd: puuukeey: MexicanNerd: puuukeey: MexicanNerd: I'll ta

you with or against me?

Against you. Easiest 10 bucks ever.

Fair enough. I actually thought about it and I felt that 10 bucks was an appropriate number.

You callin' me a cheap greaser?


no I meant I wouldn't bet a grand. While I knew the idea, I just took the time to listen to what she had to say so I wouldn't say it's something I believe without questioning it. No logo I'm pretty fond of though. anyway. off topic by this point.
 
2010-02-27 05:20:23 AM
So let's see here.

Distance between 35.846S 72.719W and 17.975S 86.392W is
1492.7303 statute miles. Took 3 hours to travel. Someone check my math, but is that 600mph?

600mph, wave at .98ft tall. Took 12 minutes to cross a 2.8 meter buoy (9.18ft). Which makes the wave length..
 
2010-02-27 05:21:07 AM
shivashakti: Chile, at least, is a developed country and has stronger buildings. But an 8.8 is still an 8.8

I agree. If an 8.8 hit LA, San Diego/Tijuana, San Francisco, Portland or Seattle we'd see a lot of damage and casualties.

Hopefully these quakes have been far enough out/deep enough and the soil has been strong enough, but I think it's still going to be really bad.
 
2010-02-27 05:21:56 AM
sirgrim: So let's see here.

Distance between 35.846S 72.719W and 17.975S 86.392W is
1492.7303 statute miles. Took 3 hours to travel. Someone check my math, but is that 600mph?

600mph, wave at .98ft tall. Took 12 minutes to cross a 2.8 meter buoy (9.18ft). Which makes the wave length..


The husband got woken up by the cat and I handed him a bunch of the numbers and said "figure this out" lol He's working on it now.
 
2010-02-27 05:22:11 AM
sirgrim: Which makes the wave length..

Biggish?
 
2010-02-27 05:22:33 AM
sirgrim: 600mph, wave at .98ft tall. Took 12 minutes to cross a 2.8 meter buoy (9.18ft). Which makes the wave length..

I can picture Jason Bateman saying that in an end-of-the-world TV miniseries.
 
2010-02-27 05:22:36 AM
BBC has some emails and tweets up

also this is rather handy usgs

didn't register as extreme on the shake map, makes me wonder what that would take

/guess we can thank the depth of the epicenter
 
2010-02-27 05:22:51 AM
47 Dead now. Some chemical fires, more building collapses. They're working on getting services up again.
 
2010-02-27 05:22:54 AM
Press conference on Univision, at least one of the 16 dead of a heart attack, 10 dead in central district due to building collapse.

Per Univision (AND THIS IS NOT YET CONFIRMED VIA USGS) magnitude of the initial quake MAY have gone up to 8.9Mw (I hope this isn't the case--though it did do the same thing with the Boxing Day quake/tsunami, which REALLY worries me especially considering how active the faultline has been since the big quake).

Per press conference no info was available near the epicentre.

Per announcement just now on Univision, 47 dead :(
 
2010-02-27 05:23:18 AM
sirgrim: Station 32412 (new window) has a .2 meter hit!

#YY MM DD hh mm ss T HEIGHT
#yr mo dy hr mn s - m
2010 02 27 09 47 30 3 4325.734
2010 02 27 09 47 15 3 4325.723
2010 02 27 09 47 00 3 4325.712
2010 02 27 09 46 45 3 4325.701
2010 02 27 09 31 00 2 4325.593
2010 02 27 09 30 00 2 4325.597
2010 02 27 09 29 00 2 4325.596
2010 02 27 09 28 00 2 4325.598
2010 02 27 09 27 00 2 4325.597
2010 02 27 09 26 00 2 4325.598

That's our tsunami. At least the front of it.. ~3 hours of travel time.

Maybe someone here can calculate the speed.

From -35.846 lat -72.719 lon at 0634:15 GMT to 17.975 S 86.392 W 0947:30 GMT


What?
First you say .2M (which is a whopping......twenty centimetres)
Then the chart says that the column is over 4 kilometres high?
The farking fark?
 
2010-02-27 05:23:33 AM
Univision reporting 47 dead in Concepcion.
 
2010-02-27 05:23:43 AM
sirgrim: So let's see here.

Distance between 35.846S 72.719W and 17.975S 86.392W is
1492.7303 statute miles. Took 3 hours to travel. Someone check my math, but is that 600mph?

600mph, wave at .98ft tall. Took 12 minutes to cross a 2.8 meter buoy (9.18ft). Which makes the wave length..


whoa.
 
2010-02-27 05:25:24 AM
These events are the worst time to be an information junkie. Damn it, I should be in bed!
 
2010-02-27 05:26:04 AM
1-phenylpropan-2-amine: Then the chart says that the column is over 4 kilometres high?

From the seafloor. It's measuring total depth.
 
2010-02-27 05:26:23 AM
puuukeey: no I meant I wouldn't bet a grand. While I knew the idea, I just took the time to listen to what she had to say so I wouldn't say it's something I believe without questioning it. No logo I'm pretty fond of though. anyway. off topic by this point.

I was kidding. I'm not a greaser. I am cheap, though.

Your problem is your wording, buddy. 2 weeks is not a significant amount of time and 75% is a whole lot of country to own. Also, Blackwater doesn't exist anymore, but I'll give you a pass on that one.

/Also, isn't the Obama admin refusing to sign new contracts with Xe?
 
2010-02-27 05:26:27 AM
RainbeauxSue: These events are the worst time to be an information junkie. Damn it, I should be in bed!

Tell me about it. Anyone know how much the coffee is at hardees?
 
2010-02-27 05:26:37 AM
Anybody know if it's still within the waiting period for the Eddie Aikau Invitational? Could be the first time they hold it in Kailua.
 
2010-02-27 05:26:39 AM
1-phenylpropan-2-amine: sirgrim: Station 32412 (new window) has a .2 meter hit!

#YY MM DD hh mm ss T HEIGHT
#yr mo dy hr mn s - m
2010 02 27 09 47 30 3 4325.734
2010 02 27 09 47 15 3 4325.723
2010 02 27 09 47 00 3 4325.712
2010 02 27 09 46 45 3 4325.701
2010 02 27 09 31 00 2 4325.593
2010 02 27 09 30 00 2 4325.597
2010 02 27 09 29 00 2 4325.596
2010 02 27 09 28 00 2 4325.598
2010 02 27 09 27 00 2 4325.597
2010 02 27 09 26 00 2 4325.598

That's our tsunami. At least the front of it.. ~3 hours of travel time.

Maybe someone here can calculate the speed.

From -35.846 lat -72.719 lon at 0634:15 GMT to 17.975 S 86.392 W 0947:30 GMT

What?
First you say .2M (which is a whopping......twenty centimetres)
Then the chart says that the column is over 4 kilometres high?
The farking fark?


I'm decidedly NOT an expert on this, but I think those numbers are basically ocean DEPTH at the buoy, and what you're looking for is the change 4325.734 - 4325.593 or .141 in those numbers there.
 
2010-02-27 05:27:11 AM
1-phenylpropan-2-amine: First you say .2M (which is a whopping......twenty centimetres)
Then the chart says that the column is over 4 kilometres high?
The farking fark?


Max heights recorded at flat were 4325.598. Max height recorded was 5325.820, or .222 meters. (I was incorrect rounding to .3, so .78ft). Where'd you get the 4 kilometers high? Unless I'm reading something wrong which we're lucky I can read numbers at all at this point.
 
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