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Chilean earthquake prompts Tsunami alert throughout the Pacific
A low-level Tsunami warning is in effect for the Point Roberts area. NOAA Our risk is considered to be fairly low but we should monitor the effect of this event as it proceeds throughout the Pacific region today. Hawaii is under a moderate danger warning and coastal regions in that state are being evacuated. Watch Live Streaming Earthquake Coverage here.
...A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON - BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO ATTU ALASKA...RECOMMENDED ACTIONS A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH COULD IMPACT THE ADVISORY REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES. - PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE WATER... OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.
Sea level readings confirm that a Tsunami has been generated which could cause widespread damage. Authorities should take appropriate action in response to this threat.
A Tsunami is a series of waves and the first wave may not be the largest wave. Heights cannot be predicted and can vary significantly along a coast due to local effects. The time from one wave to the next can be five minutes to an hour and the threat can continue for many hours as multiple waves arrive.
For all areas- when no major waves are observed for two hours after the estimated time of arrival or damaging waves have not occurred for at least two hours then local authorities can assume the threat is passed
Danger to boats and coastal structures can continue for several hours due to rapid currents as local conditions can cause a wide variation in tsunami wave action. The all clear determination must be made by local authorities. Estimated initial tsunami wave arrival times at forecast point within the warning and watch areas are given below. Actual arrival times may differ and the initial wave may not be the largest.
Tsunami Advisory Expanded for Entire US.-Canada West Coast from California and Alaska, The Tsunami Warning continues for the Pacific Basin. Estimated travel times for the tusnami are available from the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.
The following list gives estimated times of arrival for locations along the North American Pacific coast from a tsunami generated at the given source location. The list is ordered by arrival time starting with the earliest. Since tsunami speed is directly related to water depth, tsunami ETAs can be computed independent of tsunami amplitude.
THE LISTING OF A TSUNAMI ARRIVAL TIME BELOW DOES NOT INDICATE A WAVE IS IMMINENT.
The listed arrival time is the initial wave arrival. Tsunamis can be dangerous for many hours after arrival, and the initial wave is not necessarily the largest. extract: from this NOAA link
La Push, Washington 1456 PST FEB 27 2256 UTC FEB 27 Westport, Washington 1457 PST FEB 27 2257 UTC FEB 27 Point Grenville, Washington 1459 PST FEB 27 2259 UTC FEB 27 the Washington-British Columbia border 1501 PST FEB 27 2301 UTC FEB 27 Neah Bay, Washington 1507 PST FEB 27 2307 UTC FEB 27 Astoria, Oregon 1511 PST FEB 27 2311 UTC FEB 27 Tofino, British Columbia 1515 PST FEB 27 2315 UTC FEB 27 the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia 1516 PST FEB 27 2316 UTC FEB 27 Port Angeles, Washington 1544 PST FEB 27 2344 UTC FEB 27 Langara Island, British Columbia 1551 PST FEB 27 2351 UTC FEB 27 DART 46409 1505 AKST FEB 27 0005 UTC FEB 28 DART 46403 1508 AKST FEB 27 0008 UTC FEB 28 Port Alexander, Alaska 1515 AKST FEB 27 0015 UTC FEB 28 DART 46410 1519 AKST FEB 27 0019 UTC FEB 28 DART 46402 1524 AKST FEB 27 0024 UTC FEB 28 Sitka, Alaska 1529 AKST FEB 27 0029 UTC FEB 28 DART 46408 1538 AKST FEB 27 0038 UTC FEB 28 Elfin Cove, Alaska 1538 AKST FEB 27 0038 UTC FEB 28 Seattle, Washington 1641 PST FEB 27 0041 UTC FEB 28
PREPARE YOUR FAMILY
An emergency supply kit should be prepared well in advance of the tsunami's estimated arrival. The emergency kit provisions should include food, water, clothes, blankets, and warm bedding. Pack non perishable food in air tight containers. Any medications needed should be included in the emergency supply kit. First aid supplies, such as antibiotic ointment, bandages, a pain reliever (Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen). Drug stores often carry first aid kits with a package of supplies to use in case of basic emergencies.
Provisions should include enough supplies to last three days for each member of the family. If possible, have supplies ready for a longer period of time, because isolation could last for up to seven days and the family could be living off of the provisions, even if they do not have to leave the home.
The American Red Cross recommends the following provisions, as a minimum.
- Non perishable food (three to seven day supply)
- Battery powered radio
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Medical supplies and medications
- Personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand wipes, saniitzer)
- Copies of personal documents (proof of address, insurance policy in, birth certificate, passports, medication list, deed to home, proof of address)
- Cell phones with chargers
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Emergency blanket
- Maps of area