Tsunami warning last night

November 16, 2006

There was a tsunami warning last night after a 8.1 magnitude earthquake in the Kuril Islands, north east of Japan. (image from the bbc story)

frombbc
This has now made my wife very nervous about me going kayaking…

here is the map from the JMA:

warning

Personally I am less worried about tsunamis although I do wonder.

They are also advising of gale force storm building of the Iwate Coast. Looks like short lived though…
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and the text:

11:28 JST 11/16/2006
SENDAI WX
160900JST ISSUED AT 161130JST

GALE WARNING FOR SEA OFF SANRIKU

DEVELOPING LOW 1010HPA AT 43N 144E MOVING ENE 30KT
WARM FRONT FROM 43N 144E TO 43N 146E 43N 149E
COLD FRONT FROM 43N 144E TO 40N 144E 37N 142E 34N 140E
LOW 1012HPA AT 37N 147E MOVING ENE 20KT

IN SEA OFF SANRIKU
NW-LY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO MAX 35KT FOR NEXT 6 HOURS

WARNING VALID 170900JST
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One Response to “Tsunami warning last night”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Kandiko’s my science teacher : O

    When I heard this, I was shocked.


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