Tsunami alert after NZ earthquake

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    BBC.
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Tsunami warning withdrawn, some phones and power outages,no damage to speak of. NZ's not known as the shaky isles for nothing.:)
     
  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I live on the west coast of Canada, part of the ring of fire. When the radio alarm clock goes off at 6:00am, and the news starts off with "The Tsunami alert for the west coast has been cancelled." Well - that tends to be more effective at getting me out of bed than the usual news coming out of Ottawa... :eek: :)
     
  4. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    The US earthquake centre in Hawaii reported it to be 7.8, but the local seismic centres in NZ reported it at 6.6. That makes me wonder how there could be such a big difference. Although the NZers should know better than the Hawaiians what's happening in their back yard.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    There was an earthquake here? I didn't feel a thing :p

    I actually heard about it this morning. GeoNet is listing it as "updated" at 7.8.
     

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