west coast tsunami watch…still on

UPDATE: hbo’s touching docu-drama on the 2004 tsunami will soon be available – order it from amazon.   from the comments and messages people left, i realize how difficult this experience must be to process with children.  so, i also found this really great children’s book on amazon.  check them out!

in random party conversation last night, a friend told me that there is an ongoing tsunami watch for the west coast; they predict that the waves could reach higher than 100 feet! did you know??


(indonesia, 2004)

Giant tsunami could hit U.S. West Coast

Seismologists are warning the U.S. West Coast could be hit by a catastrophic tsunami, with waves as high as 100 feet or more.

More than a million people in California live in areas that might be affected by a tsunami, and another million visit the state’s beaches on a typical summer day, according to a California Seismic Safety Commission study, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

There have been 80 tsunamis in California during the past 150 years, and geological records show previous waves reached heights of 60 feet or more.

(read more)

Other article: National Geographic: “Is Tsunami Threat to U.S. West Coast Bigger than Predicted?

 

 

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~ by Anayah on January 14, 2007.

24 Responses to “west coast tsunami watch…still on”

  1. What happened in Indonesia has affected my life actually it has threaten my life but i know that no one can control nature.
    what happened there is very much painful. i always pray that it must not happened again.may God bless the families who have lost the love ones and give them more strength so they can grow in spirit.

  2. What happened in Indonesia has affected my life actually it has threaten my life but i know that no one can control nature.
    what happened there is very much painful. i always pray that it must not happened again.may God bless the families who have lost the love ones and give them more strength so they can grow in spirit.

  3. The above photos are not from tsunami, i read somewhere about these photographs, they are from japan, you can also find some information about this on http://www.hoax-slayer.com/

  4. anand…i didn’t see any information about these photos on that site. when you have a direct link to the page that talks about the photos, please post it. thanx.

  5. that is a real picture?
    because i saw the picture and a man he is near the car and stand there like nothing apend :S
    he is taking a picture

  6. i feel sooooo sorry for these people i would hate to be in any sort of situation like that….[much love]….becca

  7. Hi,
    My name is nICOLE and I was in the tsunami i lost my cousin and i was really scred i nearly lost my daddy and i was staying in Le Meridian Phuket \beach Resort and Spa ……………. Thailand (Phuket) It was the worst Patond beach helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp 999

  8. i feel sorry for these people who are been destroy by the tsunami….may the good Lord help them

  9. helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

  10. hai..
    my be its too late to say how the tsunami its so mazing
    i want to see any information about tsunami
    but its not enaugh to know my boy friend
    tsunami was go on but i’m so sad to see the tsunami picture again
    i always hope in my heart i will be found my boy friend
    but….
    my boy friend never come back to me
    ….
    i always pray..
    he always in my tears…

  11. Dear Colleagues,

    Earthlearningidea is publishing one activity per week through the International Year of Planet Earth – 2008, for use in classrooms that have minimal resources around the world. You can see what we do at the website, http://www.earthlearningidea.com/. One of our activities is called ‘Tsunami through the window: what would you see, what would you feel?’ and we would love to use some of the photographs from your website as trigger pictures for the pupils.

    Earthlearningidea is being run without funds, based on voluntary effort. So, if you are able to let us use one or more of your photographs, this would have to be without charge. However, we fully acknowledge all photographs we use – and they are likely to be used for educational purposes around the world.

    I do hope you will be able to help us to enhance the education of pupils across the world in this way.

    Best wishes,

    Chris.


    Chris King, Professor of Earth Science Education
    Work: Education, Keele University, Keele, Staffs., ST5 5BG. Tel 01782 584437. Email c.j.h.king@educ.keele.ac.uk

  12. it was very terrible !
    i’m so sorry for the people that died in this natural disaster !

  13. I’m looking for shots of the Tsunami that I can include in my documentary that is trying to save the rainforest in Sumatra. If you have any pictures that I can use… I will need the rights to use them so you must own the rights and be willing to let me have them… then the project is worthwhile because deforestation leads to devistation and we want to make sure this doesn’t happen again. check out http://www.thelaughingplanet.com for more info.

  14. i’am so sorry with all the people that be destroyed his society by tsunamy

  15. i’m so sorry for the people that died in this natural disaster

  16. the reason is coz in this world we’ve been commitin alot of seens so god is purnishin us 4 the seens we are doing …
    allah forgive us..
    amin

  17. Nós brasileiros também ficamos chocados com a tragédia, tristes e sensibilizados… Brasileiros estavam lá, pessoas… Eram milhares de vidas… “Meus sinceros sentimentos as famílias que perderam seus entes queridos, suas casas, suas lembranças… Enfim, parte de suas vidas!”

  18. tsunami eu acho que é a revouta de Deus
    pois o ele faz e o homem destroi

  19. uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    sorry for those people taht lost everething

  20. tambem fiquei e fico muito comovida ate hoje quando vejo as fotos da tragédia!!!
    é uma pena que as pessoas que morreram, pessoas que viveram com dignidade, tenham sido enterradas da forma como foram, sem terem um funeral decente!!!!
    Desde ja deixo meus ressentimentos epesares para todas as familias que perderam algun ente nessa tragédia!

  21. heyyyyyyyyy ponganlo en españo

  22. hicks,,i’m so sorry 4 the people that died in this fuckin’ disaster!!!
    may god help them…
    u’re not alone,my sisters ‘n brothers….

  23. it was such a terrible thing that happened that day!
    i feel sorry for all of those helpless people that have lost everything.

    😦

  24. We will never forget what happened in 2004, it was a real tragedy, there is nothing painful like seeing your death coming to you, especially to those who survived the tsunami catastrophe.. that must have left deep scars in their hearts. We know that everything happened for a reason.. it has been 5 years now, but still when I read the word Tsunami it breaks my heart, because I know that what happened on Indosia might happen in my Country (South Africa) tomorrow.

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