Thu. Aug 22nd, 2019

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

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Thursday 22 August 2019 - Thursday: Clearing. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 8 or very high. Thursday night: Increasing cloudiness. 30 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud. High 22. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 13. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 28. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 26.

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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.