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Tsunami warning in the pacific after 8.8 Equake

An 8.8 magnitude (that's huge!) earthquake just off the coast of Chile today has created a tsunami warning for south america and a watch for the west coast of the USA. Expected wave heights in WA and BC vary between .15Meters to .7meters. .7meters if there is a lot of surge behind it can actually be quite a lot, methinks.

Info here: West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Information

This got me thinking, is there any way to get a warning of a tsunami if you're out cruising? I assume if you listen to your ssb on a regular basis you might hear of it on the regular news (as I did) but is there any way to get a better warning while out there?

ETA for waves: Mexico cali-border-now. Puget sound/BC Canada 15:00-15:30 today.

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Hawaii is evacuating low lying coastal areas and people are mobbing the grocery and gas stores. Tried calling my parents and all circuits for the land line and 2 different cell carriers are busy.

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KHNL hawaii news has a live feed cam on right now showing it hitting Hilo. It's pretty impressive, like someone pulling the plug on the harbor, then filling it up again every few minutes. Wouldn't want to be at anchor or dock there!

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We felt a little here in SD, watched the water move out around the marina, were down maybe 2.5-3',looking at parts of my dock piling that I haven't seen before




PS: was pretty amazed at how turbulant the water was around the docks
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