Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Tsunami warning : Solomon Islands

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member gerhard dengler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Utopia
    Posts
    47,431
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Default Tsunami warning : Solomon Islands

    CNN are reporting an earthquake, magnitude 8, close to the Solomon Islands triggering a Tsunami alert.

    Powerful quake strikes off Solomon Islands - CNN.com

    Let's hope this doesn't result in loss of life or damage to property

    edit ; Torygraph are reporting an evacuation alert in the region
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...s-tsunami.html
    Last edited by gerhard dengler; 6th February 2013 at 04:55 AM.
    Politics.ie moderators should moderate instead.
    Welcome to Political Irish | Political Irish

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member BlackLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    South-East
    Posts
    4,840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    3 foot high tsunami.
    All men dream: but not equally. -T. E. Lawrence

  3. #3
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLion View Post
    3 foot high tsunami.
    A 3 foot tsunami can carry an enormous amount of energy and have been known to become gigantic (30 - 100m) as they reach shallow water.

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member gerhard dengler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Utopia
    Posts
    47,431
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by greenbacks View Post
    A 3 foot tsunami can carry an enormous amount of energy and have been known to become gigantic (30 - 100m) as they reach shallow water.
    Correct

    Reports are saying that the earthquake happened in water only 5kms deep.
    Politics.ie moderators should moderate instead.
    Welcome to Political Irish | Political Irish

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    27,938
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    A 2007 earthquake of similar magnitude caused the destruction of 900 homes and 52 deaths in the Solomons.
    With this warning system, I hope it to be a lot less.
    2007 Solomon Islands earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Later intelligence is that it was 2,.8 kms deep and the warning has now been lifted.

    But some strong aftershocks.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member seanmacc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    1,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Your mind is your weapon. - YouTube

    I've been following this guy on youtube the past few months and he has several well founded theories on why these earthquakes have been happening a lot recently. The basis of his predictions comes from studying solar activity, apparently the latest barrage of tremors and earthquakes comes from a earth facing deep coronal hole which past a few days ago. He also believes most climate change is due to changes of solar activity rather than man made CO2 (although he does concede man made CO2 does play a minor part).
    He issues a daily 3 minute report and is extremely intersting viewing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •