Japan Earthquake – Hawaii Tsunami Warning – Not here (yet?)

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

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    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
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    UV
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    Last Updated: 14:05:00 PDT
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    Day High Wind Gust
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    Day High UV Index
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UPDATE
Tsunami Warning now for Hawaii — No Update/Change/Warning for BC Stay Tuned to local news channels in case anything changes.

A Major Tsunami has impacted Japan. And Warnings have been issued for large parts of the Western Pacific. No watches or warnings yet for BC have been issued, but they may be.

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A 8.8 Magnitude earthquake has occured off of Japan tonight. (They just had a 7.2 a couple days ago).

There is a Tsunami Watch issued for Hawaii and a Warning for Japan.

There is no watch or warning in effect in BC. They will be issuing more advisories in the next minutes/hours.

From the BBC

Japan issued its most serious tsunami warning, saying a wave as high as 6m (20ft) could strike the coast near Miyagi prefecture.

TV pictures showed a wave crashing into the Pacific coast.

The surge of water carried cars and ships as it surged through a coastal town.

This is exactly the type of report we would expect to see if a similar earthquake struck near us.

Again. No Watch or Warning has been issued for our coast. However the PTWC will be monitoring the situation and may still issue advisories.

I’m going to bed, so if you are up and about, keep an eye on the first two links above.

According to this map
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/01/ttvulhvpd9-01.jpg

Any potential Tsunami would reach Port Alberni around 6AM Friday morning.