Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tsunami Warning for Langara Island and Sitka Alaska

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

CANCELLED: Tsunami NOTICES for areas of coastal B.C.; Oct. 28, 2012 (3:22AM)
A small tsunami, below 30 cm, has been detected in south-east Alaska. Tsunami warnings remain in effect for coastal BC, from north tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Decision, SE of Sitka Alaska.

A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.1 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 52.863, Lon: -131.942 at 2012-10-28T03:04:11Z Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is expected, or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

Estimated arrival times and wave heights

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Langara Island, British Columbia9:16 PM GMT-07 (38 minutes ago)
Sitka, Alaska8:42 PM GMT-08 (12 minutes ago)

Email From Leadnow Team
Emergency Info BC has just issued a Tsunami warning for the North Coast, Haida Gwaii & Central Coast, as an earthquake hit off the BC coast South of Sandspit. There is no warning currently for North Vancouver Island.

If you're in the affected region, here is what Emergency Info BC is saying:

"A Tsunami Warning means that a tsunami is expected and imminent in low-lying coastal areas. People in these areas must move inland or to higher ground IMMEDIATELY. Do not return until directed to do so by local emergency officials. A tsunami is a series of waves and the first wave is not usually the largest and could last several hours.

Stay tuned to local radio stations and listen for instructions from emergency officials."

You may want to call or txt friends in the area who might not have heard.

Our thoughts are with any friends or family you have in the area.

Matthew & Jamie on behalf of the Leadnow team

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