San Mateo County & CA on Tsunami ‘watch’ not ‘warning’

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Thu, March 10, 2011


Magnitude 8.4-8.9 earthquake off Japan, with a few 7.0+ aftershocks to boot.

Hawai'i on a tsunami warning for circa 6AM our time, San Francisco only on a 'watch' expected 'round 8AM here.

Lives, $100B+ damage... easy. Ouch.

 


NOAA’s website still has us (HMB and the rest of N. CA) under a Tsunami Warning:

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/06/messagelhvpd9-06.htm

According to the prediction models at http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/models/models.html it looks like HMB will see a .87 meter rise, but the tide level should be around 1-2 feet in a couple hours, so it seems like it’ll be measurable here, but not cause damage.

oh well… they shoulda left it as a “watch”, as in watch on TV from work/school/later-that-evening