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Old 03-11-2011, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Hawaii, U.S. west coast, under tsunami warning - CBS News

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(AP) Updated at 4:03 a.m. Eastern.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii has widened its tsunami warning to include Hawaii and the rest of the Pacific Ocean.


Sirens were sounded in Honolulu shortly after the warning was issued Thursday at 9:31 HST p.m. and evacuations were underway along the coast on the island.


The Center expanded the warning to cover most of California's coast and large portions of coastal Oregon all the way up to the border with Washington.


Much of coastal Alaska and Washington state were under tsunami advisories.


A massive earthquake that has struck off the northeastern coast of Japan. It says the estimated earliest arrival in Hawaii of the first tsunami wave is 2:59 a.m. HST Friday.


Any waves that reach the continental U.S. were likely to strike several hours later, from about 7:30 a.m. Pacific time (10:30 a.m. Eastern).


The warning also includes Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America. The coast of North America is not included in the warning.

Tsunami warnings are issued due to the imminent threat of a tsunami.
Im sure by the time the waves get to the West Coast, they'll be relatively small if even noticeable. But Hawaii is in a bit more danger.

As far as California, the news is saying:
The first waves are expected to hit San Francisco at 8:16 a.m., Santa Barbara at 8:24 a.m., Santa Monica at 8:39 a.m. and La Jolla at 8:48 a.m.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:45 AM
 
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Oops. I meant to post this in the US General Forum.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Just watched the footage about an hour ago, let's hope most people in effected areas had some sort of notice. There will be plenty of die hards surfing the Wedge in CDM tomorrow just waiting for that to roll on in.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:00 AM
 
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Yeah, I also heard of the earthquake in Japan a couple hours ago. I also thought to myself, alot of surfers are gonna be out and about in CA.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Just watched the footage about an hour ago, let's hope most people in effected areas had some sort of notice. There will be plenty of die hards surfing the Wedge in CDM tomorrow just waiting for that to roll on in.
LOL.

Seriously I was thinking of heading out to Stinson Beach right now.

Not to surf but to see the waves from the bluffs.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:06 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i'd imagine it would be difficult to surf a tsunami.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: SAN DIEGO
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I'm definitely going to see the waves today at 8:30 am
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Hope everyone is okay....I'll keep you in my prayers!

PLEASE DON'T SURF THE TSUNAMI!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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Hope everyone is okay....I'll keep you in my prayers!

PLEASE DON'T SURF THE TSUNAMI!!!!!
Thanks.

The news is saying that the wave is going to arrive here in San Francisco at any moment now however all indications are that it will simply make our current low tide look like high tide.

As a precaution though, lots of people who live right on the coastline have evacuated to higher ground.

I think we're okay.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm definitely going to see the waves today at 8:30 am
Just be careful...
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