CHILE 8.8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE; HAWAII GETS HIT BY TSUNAMI

27 02 2010

TSUNAMI REACHES HAWAII (CHILE STILL SUFFERS)

ALL MAJOR TSUNAMI WARNINGS have been officially lifted.  But this does not mean, grab your surf board, and hit the waves just yet…

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CHILE HAS HIT BY AN 8.8 THIS MORNING, AND SINCE HIT WITH NUMEROUS AFTERSHOCKS ABOVE 6.0.

by SUPERFORCE PRESS

Hawaii was calculated to be hit at 11:05amPST by a tsunami as a result of the earthquake this morning in Chile.  So far, only minor tsunami effects have been felt on the different coasts of the Hawaiian chain islands.  So far, the evaluation in Chile is underway, and recently built modern highways have suffered major damages.  Resources have been struggling to reach the most highly affected areas, although reports say all air resources have been continuous and successful.

The resulting impending threat to Hawaii still remain at 5:51pmEST, as only the beginning signs of a tsunami have already begun to take place in places where the threat is most disastrous like Hilo, Ohau, Honolulu, etc.

Some encouraging words from the Pacific Coast Tsunami Center, although the impending threat is still present, and an “all clear” has not yet been given at this time, is’ “We dodged a bullet.”

STUDYING THE MAP above we can see Chile in the lower right and how a massive earthquake can result in tsunamis in multiple parts related to the Pacific.  Countries around the epicenter, as far as Argentina, felt the earthquake in Chile, which shows how massive this earthquake was, and two people as far as in Argentina, have been killed as a result, thus far.

2010

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 8.8
Date-Time
Location 35.846°S, 72.719°W
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Distances 100 km (60 miles) NNW of Chillan, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WSW of Talca, Chile
115 km (70 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile
325 km (200 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=255, Nph=255, Dmin=988 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010tfan

2010

Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) — The first waves of a tsunami from a massive earthquake in Chile have hit the Big Island of Hawaii, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The increasing wave heights began shortly around 11:15 a.m. local time (4:15 p.m. EST), more than five hours after alarms sounded to warn of a tsunami caused by the Chile earthquake early Saturday, which killed at least 214 people.

VIDEO FROM THE SIMILAR EARTHQUAKE, AT A TIME WHERE PREPARATIONS WERE NOT AS TIGHT AS THEY ARE TODAY.

1960 CHILE EARTHQUAKE

1960 JAPAN’S  AFFECTED RESULT FROM THE QUAKE

2010 WAVES HITTING HAWAII FROM THE TSUNAMI VIDEO

Today’s Earthquake Fact

The Mariana Trench, located in the Pacific Ocean just east of the Mariana Islands, is the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, with a maximum depth of about 11 km (6.8 miles). This is the deepest location on the surface of the Earth. The bottom of the trench is farther below sea level than Mount Everest is above it.


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