Sat. Sep 22nd, 2018

Strong Earthquake rattles Alaska – No Tsunami message for Vancouver Island

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:44 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018 - Friday night: Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 6. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.78 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    1.5 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    14.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    54 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:10:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    22.4 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    19.6mm/hr @ 16:10 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.78 kPa @ 16:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.7km/h @ 12:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 10:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:49 Tdy.

Final Update 4:50PM PDT: No Advisory or Warnings for the BC Coast.  Warnings in Alaska downgraded to Advisories. (#5).  You can see the latest info here: http://wcatwc.qarh.noaa.gov Looks like the quake was very deep (more than 100km) we should be ok. 

MT @nwsanchorage: Amchitka, #Alaska reports a #Tsunami of 0.6 feet. Depth of quake will limit the extent of the danger (>100km) Successful evacuations have occurred in St. Paul, St. George, Adak and Atka. No #tsunami reported in Shemya yet.

EmergencyInfoBC Officials still evaluating risks for #BC. NTWC estimates update within 40min RT @nws_ntwc: TSUNAMI WARNING3: http://t.co/3pkx2cVZlb for… 2014-06-23, 3:12 PM

 A 0.6 foot high Tsunami was recorded in Amchitka, Alaska.

AKearthquake Still nailing down the magnitude, currently at M8. Here it is rolling through our stations west to east: http://t.co/wwSjlrbsy8 2014-06-23, 2:34 PM
Courtesy @AKearthquake
Courtesy @AKearthquake

The Earthquake location with current warnings and advisories issued in Alaska: June23Alaskaquake

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS – UPDATED ——————————————- * MAGNITUDE 8.0 * ORIGIN TIME 1253 AKDT JUN 23 2014 1353 PDT JUN 23 2014 2053 UTC JUN 23 2014 * COORDINATES 51.8 NORTH 178.7 EAST * DEPTH 68 MILES * LOCATION 25 MILES NW OF AMCHITKA ALASKA 195 MILES W OF ADAK ALASKA

More information: Time map… a Tsunami would reach Port Alberni at around 6PM Time Travel Map The Energy Map gives a good idea of what to expect. It should not be significant, but may deliver enough energy to cause unusual currents. energyn7n3cm