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(USGS) NewsFlash 8.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands. Tsunami Warnings are in effect   (earthquake.usgs.gov ) divider line
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2013-02-05 09:46:11 PM  
2 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: Red Shirt Blues: JohnAnnArbor: Will the tsunami be cut in half by the Solomons?

/forced joke is forced.

That was terrible.....horrible.....I hurt myself groaning.

Dude.  You gave me Total Fark over that joke?  Thanks!


Total Fark is a joke.
2013-02-05 09:18:04 PM  
2 votes:
Like anyone in the U.S. has any idea where the Solomon Islands are.
2013-02-05 09:13:05 PM  
2 votes:

Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?

There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Of the top of my head:

** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.
** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.
** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.

Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.


This may be the most Fruedian post ever commited on Fark.
2013-02-05 09:01:36 PM  
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: make me some tea: reverse thrust fault.

something...something.. your mom.


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2013-02-06 01:13:36 PM  
1 vote:
I blame the Japanese!

/Dear Mods, this is NOT hate speech.  It is a joke, one that plays upon the fact that the word Tsunami is of Japanese origin!
2013-02-05 11:13:27 PM  
1 vote:
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PEOPLE IN THE TSUNAMI REGION:

1) Hold your phone or camera horizontal.
2) Do not shake the camera.  Place the camera on a surface if possible.
3) You cannot record everything you see.  Pick a subject and stay with it.
4) Use the zoom feature only when the scene requires it.
5) Do not speak.
6) When posting your videos to YouTube, include all footage and do not alter the sound.
7) Tsunami waves arrive in sets, and the first may not be the worst.  Have plenty of charged batteries + memory available.
8) If overtaken by a tsunami wave, do not panic.  Throw your memory cards onto the highest structure you can.
2013-02-05 11:03:20 PM  
1 vote:
5:00pm - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has cancelled its tsunami watch and warning for all Pacific Islands and New Zealand.
2013-02-05 11:02:01 PM  
1 vote:
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has cancelled its tsunami watch and warning for all Pacific Islands and New Zealand.
2013-02-05 11:00:50 PM  
1 vote:
Warning and Watch Canceled


TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 008PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWSISSUED AT 0347Z 06 FEB 2013THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFICOCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA. ... TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH CANCELLATION ...
2013-02-05 10:58:18 PM  
1 vote:

TommyymmoT: SpdrJay: Why do people in other countries give their towns such weird names?

Why do people inoutside our inner cities give their kids such weird names?


www.animaatjes.nlwww.animaatjes.nlwww.animaatjes.nlwww.animaatjes.nl
2013-02-05 10:39:43 PM  
1 vote:

VegasVinnie: CruJones: I wrote a paper on Tuvalu in high school. We had to pick a country and write a ten page paper. I picked it as a joke, but getting ten pages out of that country was tough.

Tuvalu isn't much of a country.  I spent a couple days there; the bulk of it is just a narrow reef sticking up 6 feet out of the water.  Given a slingshot you can stand in the middle of the "country" and land a rock in the ocean on both coasts (seriously - it's only 250 feet wide in most places).  I certainly hope there's nothing heading their way; they'd be swept away.


It kinda looks like a golf club.
2013-02-05 10:35:42 PM  
1 vote:

phrawgh: Thanks to dugitman total fark sponsorship.
/not sure which thread comment it was for. ;)


was this one. antinodal bit made me laf
2013-02-05 10:30:39 PM  
1 vote:
This just released:


NWS-WCATWC Tsunami Information StatementWEAK53 PAAQ 060321TIBAK1PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 3NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK721 PM PST TUE FEB 5 2013THIS IS THE FINAL INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THIS EVENT....THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA...EVALUATION---------- * NO TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE. * SOME OF THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE MAY EXPERIENCE NON-DAMAGING SEA LEVEL CHANGES. * SEA LEVEL OBSERVATIONS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED.
2013-02-05 10:04:57 PM  
1 vote:

Vectron: Officials warn the people of Guam not to run to one side of the island.


Johnson: This is an island that, at its widest level is, what, 12 miles from shore to shore? And at its smallest level or smallest location, it's seven miles between one shore and the other. Is that correct?

Willard: I don't have the exact dimensions, but to your point, sir, I think Guam is a small island.

Johnson: A very small island and about 24 miles, if I recall, long. So 24 miles long, about seven miles wide at the least widest place on the island and about 12 miles wide on the widest part of the island. And I don't know how many square miles that is. Do you happen to know?

Willard: I don't have that figure with me, sir. I can certainly supply it to you if you'd like.

Johnson: Yes. My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.

Willard: We don't anticipate that. The Guam population, I think, currently about 175,000 and, again, with 8,000 Marines and their families, it's an addition of about 25,000 more into the population.

Durrrrrrrrrrr
2013-02-05 10:03:29 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-05 10:02:16 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: ShawnDoc: Not a good day to be Chamorro.

Not today. But maybe Chamorro?


♫  The Sun'll come out, Chamorro.... ♫
2013-02-05 10:00:05 PM  
1 vote:

Rob3Fan: Oh shiat. My wife is in Fiji right now.


3 ft in the Solomon Islands should mean they'll be fine in Fiji.
2013-02-05 09:58:14 PM  
1 vote:

Igor Jakovsky: AverageAmericanGuy: Vectron: Officials warn the people of Guam not to run to one side of the island.

I heard that it's possible to tip over some islands, like Guam, if enough weight is added to one side. Apparently the island itself is like an iceberg, in that it is mostly underwater except for a small, buoyant part above the water. Enough force added in a small area could unbalance the island and tip it.

Stay safe, Guamian Farkers.

So what do you call them, guamish, guambats, guamibears?


I used to work with a couple we called "Guamaniacs"

/MAJOR freakin party animals, they were
2013-02-05 09:57:22 PM  
1 vote:

crispyone: Bathia_Mapes: crispyone: Bathia_Mapes: Link with more info here

Well if Faux news is reporting it at least we know it's not true. Move along citizens.

Other sites are posting it too. It was just the first result available at the time. Currently there are reports from Huffington Post, BBC, CNN, Telegraph and numerous other sites, all in addition to the link from USGS.

So Faux news actually reported something true???  I thought they were, Faux??? I'm so confused.


You can be sure that they won't be reporting on how the GOP tried to cut the Tsunami warning centers.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20042264-503544/proposed-gop- bu dget-cuts-target-tsunami-warning-centers/
2013-02-05 09:50:08 PM  
1 vote:
What's it looking like for Guam? My friend just lost her father in law this last week. All the family is in Guam. They dont need this right now.
2013-02-05 09:38:55 PM  
1 vote:

Big Ramifications: TeamEd: Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?

There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Off the top of my head:

** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.
** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.
** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.

Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan?

For one, because it's a log scale. Both the Japanese and the Boxing Day quakes were pushing 9.0.
~
I covered that one in my first point, sizzlechest.

Apologies for the spelling and grammer. I always run a spell check in word and re-read. Somehow I hit Add Comment when I didn't want to.


That was the point. You asked why don't big tsunamis like those two happen often. The main reason is because there's been like ten 9.0 quakes in recorded history.
2013-02-05 09:34:00 PM  
1 vote:
Must be a result of those 15 Earth-Shaking Battle Cries from Fark's "Featured Partner" a few threads back.

/does anyone click those?
2013-02-05 09:33:38 PM  
1 vote:

Big Ramifications: Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.


I was on Phuket for the Boxing Day (not Xmas) Tsunami, and now I feel ripped off that I didn't get any free salami out of it.

/Most depressing, scary, sad, and happy days of my life, all jumbled up over 3 or 4 days.
2013-02-05 09:33:27 PM  
1 vote:

Witchydiva: I'm upset that I can't find a potential tsunami map and ETAs.


http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/text.php?id=pacific.TSUPAC.2013.02.06.0 21 2

ETA's.
2013-02-05 09:32:29 PM  
1 vote:

Gosling: (looks at map)

Oh, shiat, there is just nothing between the epicenter and Tuvalu. That's supposed to be one of the first countries beneath the waves alongside the Maldives and Kiribati. Kiribati has Tuvalu, Tokelau and Baker Island to run blocking, as well as some distance, but they won't provide much help.


Kirabati is largely composed of atolls and they're narrow and steep and don't get affected much by tsunamis. Sort of like a wave doesn't do much to a piling.
2013-02-05 09:29:18 PM  
1 vote:
(looks at map)

Oh, shiat, there is just nothing between the epicenter and Tuvalu. That's supposed to be one of the first countries beneath the waves alongside the Maldives and Kiribati. Kiribati has Tuvalu, Tokelau and Baker Island to run blocking, as well as some distance, but they won't provide much help.
2013-02-05 09:28:19 PM  
1 vote:

LessO2: Like anyone in the U.S. has any idea where the Solomon Islands are.


... the Solomon Islands are located in the lower right hand corner of my phone.
2013-02-05 09:22:54 PM  
1 vote:

Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?

There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Of the top of my head:

** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.
** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.
** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.

Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.


It depends on a lot of factors on whether a particular quake will generate a Tsunami.

Size of quake (larger the quake, larger potential for tsunamis)
Depth from surface (the close it is to the surface, the stronger the movement as the waves don't have to travel as far)
Type of fault (is it moving up and down like that reverse fault image above will generate more tsunamis as it diplaces water in the movement compared to a side by side fault motion)
Secondary effects (this often is a landslide triggered by the earthquake that displaces a large quantity of water causing the tsunamis)
2013-02-05 09:22:52 PM  
1 vote:

LessO2: Like anyone in the U.S. has any idea where the Solomon Islands are.


Northeast corner of the Coral Sea\Southwest edge of the South Pacific. What do I win?
2013-02-05 09:22:52 PM  
1 vote:

TommyymmoT: I'm going to claim stupidity, and ignorance in advance, but I have a question.

Is it at all possible that with the Arctic icecaps melting, the weight redistribution is having an affect on the plates?
I think that that even a 1/2" rise in the oceans, would mean hundreds of trillions of pounds of water has moved to a different location.


It has already begun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound
2013-02-05 09:17:43 PM  
1 vote:

Mock26: On the plus side, maybe Sarah will be washed away!


Sadly,

The Downfall: Breaking News  @BreakingNews
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Sea level readings show tsunami generated after earthquake off Solomon Islands -http://1.usa.gov/XLTqdB

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no,
THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFICOCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.
2013-02-05 09:16:45 PM  
1 vote:
www.batmanytb.com

/hot
2013-02-05 09:14:08 PM  
1 vote:

Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?

There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Of the top of my head:

** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.
** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.
** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.

Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Oh you.
2013-02-05 09:13:49 PM  
1 vote:
20 miles deep according to the NOAA. Not a serious problem if that's true.
2013-02-05 09:13:16 PM  
1 vote:
I wish we just had a simple 1-100 scale for earthquakes.
2013-02-05 09:13:00 PM  
1 vote:

Big Ramifications: Why do some BIG EARTHQUAKES cause salamis and some don't?

There's been dozens of earthquake-induced salami warnings since the big one in Japan. Why do most turn out to be false alarms? Of the top of my head:

** Exponential scale and all that. A 7.0 earthquake is way way smaller than an 8.0 earthquake.
** The shape and gradient of the sea bed near the earthquake.
** Secret military technology. Nothing to do with earthquakes.

Why only the Christmas day salami of 2004 and the recent one in Japan.


For one, because it's a log scale. Both the Japanese and the Boxing Day quakes were pushing 9.0.
2013-02-05 09:08:56 PM  
1 vote:
Will the tsunami be cut in half by the Solomons?

/forced joke is forced.
2013-02-05 09:05:41 PM  
1 vote:
Breaking News  @BreakingNews
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: Sea level readings show tsunami generated after earthquake off Solomon Islands -http://1.usa.gov/XLTqdB

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2013-02-05 09:04:31 PM  
1 vote:
I hope the mines are OK.
2013-02-05 09:02:06 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-05 08:54:10 PM  
1 vote:
Hoo shiat. That's a big one. Hope it's not a reverse thrust fault.
 
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