Cruise Lines Return to Japan (six months later, some cruise lines have returned)
HAWAII UNDER TSUNAMI WARNING
MAJOR EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN
Azamara Quest safe in Japanese Waters
All Other Cruise Ships in area are Safe
A TSUNAMI WARNING CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0746 PM HST 10 MAR 2011 COORDINATES - 38.3 NORTH 142.4 EAST LOCATION - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN MAGNITUDE - 8.9 MOMENT
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.
THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS 0307 AM HST (0907 AM EST FRI 11 MAR 2011
Tsunami Warning Sirens awoke Hawaiian residents as the first waves were scheduled to arrive at 3 AM HST (9 AM EST). Residents were encouraged to seek higher ground.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says Kauai was the first island hit early by the tsunami, which was quickly sweeping through the Hawaiian Island chain.
The cruise lines have turned to FB and other social media to quickly notify everyone of the ship, passenger, and crew status. Summary Below
Tsunami A tsunami is a series of long ocean waves. Each individual wave crest can last 5 to 15 minutes or more and extensively flood coastal areas. The danger can continue for many hours after the initial wave as subsequent waves arrive. As we've seen recently, these can be spawned by major earthquakes, such as the one in Japan.
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- U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
- Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre
- International Tsunami Information Center
- Japan Meterology Agency
- NOAA Tsunami Page (Chile event Feb 27, 2010)
- New! Honshu Event, March 11, 2011
- Propagation animation
DART® (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan and Hawaii