Tsunami advisory issued for Japan after Solomons quake

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  • 1

    Yubaru

    We were told down here in Okinawa to expect a possible tsunami around 50 CM.

    The JMA site as well is saying 50 CM too.

  • 0

    Yubaru

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/tsunami/focus.html

    Sorry forgot the link, scroll down towards the bottom and it gives the expected height.

    Tsunami height is expected to be about 0.5 meters. Attention advised.

  • -23

    WA4TKG

    50 Cm??????!!!!!!, Gimmie a BREAK, normal wave out at Sunabe SeaWall are BIGGER than THAT ! MORE SENSATIONALISM &PANIC being spread by the MEDIA. You can't even ride that with a SURFBoard !

  • 2

    spudman

    WA4TKG: JMA isn't media. The media is reporting, don't like the message still reading reports but don't blame the media.

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    Yubaru

    WA4TKG: JMA isn't media. The media is reporting, don't like the message still reading reports but don't blame the media.

    No JMA isnt media but turn on your TV and every channel it seems is reporting and updating this.......

  • 13

    Wonbatto

    Tsunamis are not like sea waves - they have longer wavelength, meaning that there is considerably more water coming in behind them. They don't just roll into the shore and recede. They hit the shore like a wall of water, somewhat like a tide rolling in all at once.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/info/faq.shtml

    A 50cm wave isn't likely to do much damage, but it's wise to avoid getting close to the water. The incoming max wave height is notoriously difficult to predict.

  • 1

    spudman

    No JMA isnt media but turn on your TV and every channel it seems is reporting and updating this.......

    I don't need TV, I have JapanToday and that'S all I need. Just turn off the signal if it's too noisy.

  • -5

    humanrights

    '' All Cats and Dogs run for your life!

  • 8

    SanshinMaster

    From http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/info/faq.shtml

    The south Java tsunami (17 July 2006) was caused by a relatively small earthquake (magnitude 7.7) that generated a 0.5 metre tsunami. This tsunami inundated the coast with run-up heights of four meters in some places, killing over 600 people.

  • 6

    Heda_Madness

    50 Cm??????!!!!!!, Gimmie a BREAK, normal wave out at Sunabe SeaWall are BIGGER than THAT ! MORE SENSATIONALISM &PANIC being spread by the MEDIA. You can't even ride that with a SURFBoard !

    Not so long ago people used to consistently complain about tsunami warnings. That changed after 3/11. Guess you weren't in Japan for that.

  • -14

    WA4TKG

    No Henda, I was busy dodging rockets and mortars, but now, I'm " Safe ", here in J - Pan.

  • 5

    cwhite

    0.5m waves kill, it is incredibly powerful and no adult could escape a 50cm wave coming in across land. You would not be able to move and if unlucky a car or tree or something will knock you down and take you under. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFyHZHjOZZI

  • 0

    bokuwamo

    The reporting of tidal waves was not done at all, I think there would be just as many people complaining that the media wasn't doing enough to keep the public informed. Dammed if you do and dammed if you don't, I think applied, huh?

  • 4

    Yubaru

    No Henda, I was busy dodging rockets and mortars, but now, I'm " Safe ", here in J - Pan.

    And more people died here than your fellow American's who were dodging the same things you were.

    For the foreseeable future people here in Japan are going to FINALLY show mother nature the respect she deserves when tsunami's or earthquakes hit.

    Complacency is a killer!

  • 6

    Cortes Elijah

    WA4TKGFEB. 06, 2013 - 05:19PM JST 50 Cm??????!!!!!!, Gimmie a BREAK, normal wave out at Sunabe SeaWall are BIGGER than THAT ! MORE SENSATIONALISM &PANIC being spread by the MEDIA. You can't even ride that with a SURFBoard ! >

    Man there is a big difference. A tsunami keeps pushing pushing pushing and does not stop until all the water and force behind it stops.

  • 3

    Yubaru

    50 Cm??????!!!!!!, Gimmie a BREAK, normal wave out at Sunabe SeaWall are BIGGER than THAT ! MORE SENSATIONALISM &PANIC being spread by the MEDIA. You can't even ride that with a SURFBoard !

    And you might be LUCKY to live....according to you this one, "only" 90 CM in height would have been nothing.

    But to these people it destroyed their homes;

    http://www.voanews.com/content/villages-feared-lost-as-tsunami-hits-south-pacific/1598064.html

  • 1

    Troubador

    yeah I saw the activity here:

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=asia

    ...

  • -6

    humanrights

    'The boy who cried Wolf syndrome' Solomon is too far for JP to be affected.

  • 2

    taj

    @humanrights >Solomon is too far for JP to be affected.

    I suggest you google "1960 Chilean Tsunami".

  • 3

    slumdog

    50 Cm??????!!!!!!, Gimmie a BREAK

    'The boy who cried Wolf syndrome'

    It seems some people would be well served to learn about the potential dangers of tsunamis.

    My opinion:

    Better to be safe than sorry. The Japanese government's reaction was completely appropriate.

  • -2

    humanrights

    @taj and Slumdog-Whats your point?? The JP Tsunami alarm was 50cm waves, hardly a Tsunami, Chili in 1960 was 10 meters and NO alarms. If Solomon was a threat Australia would have been hit first, You act all smart but other people are not stup.

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