Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tsunami


A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand and other small Pacific islands after a major 8.3 magnitude quake struck in the ocean off American Samoa, U.S. government agencies said on Tuesday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center , a branch of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issued a tsunami warning for Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Islands after the quake hit about 120 miles southwest of the remote Pacific island of American Samoa. It struck at a depth of 20.5 miles.

The bulletin estimated a tsunami, if powerful enough to reach Hawaii, would reach the island state approximately 1 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET). But it was just downgraded to a warning, but advice that no one should be alowed to go into the water at this time.

3 comments:

  1. WOW!!! we were just learning about Tsunamis in school. Bostan, NO going anywhere near the OCEAN!!!!

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  2. I won't for now and i am glad nothing happened so far. But it would be interesting, but i was a bit worried for the people in American Samoa they got both a earth quake and tsunami

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  3. Yeah, I am worried about them.

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