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BBC 20 minutes ago:

Residents in the coastal Noto area in Ishikawa prefecture were asked to "evacuate immediately to higher ground," national broadcaster NHK said.Authorities have warned of waves as high as 5m in Noto....An NHK presenter urged affected viewers to seek higher ground: We realise your home, your belongings are all precious to you, but your lives are important above everything else. Run to the highest ground possible.

There's also sure to be youtube live coverage....

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Possessions can be replaced, lives cannot, so yes, flee to higher ground.


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🏄‍♂️  Surf's up!  Glad I live fairly high up!


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8 minutes ago, charliearon said:

🏄‍♂️  Surf's up!  Glad I live fairly high up!

 

Think you'll be quite safe in San Francisco Mr. King Charles. Although I think you did have an earthquake in 1964. Wasn't it an Alaska earthquake that generated a tsunami? 

 

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Our biggie was in '89, Loma Prieta.  I just got home from work to watch the start of the World Series and the house started to shake!


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21 minutes ago, charliearon said:

Our biggie was in '89, Loma Prieta.

I am reminded of the driver trapped in his car under the collapsed upper deck of the freeway:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1989/10/22/quake-survivor-pulled-from-freeway-wreckage/2a025473-a923-41bf-a98c-0375f141d06b/

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8 minutes ago, dmwalker said:

I am reminded of the driver trapped in his car under the collapsed upper deck of the freeway:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1989/10/22/quake-survivor-pulled-from-freeway-wreckage/2a025473-a923-41bf-a98c-0375f141d06b/

I also remember highway 880 going through Oakland.  A route I used to drive before the earthquake!

 

 

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2 hours ago, martin-w said:

 

Think you'll be quite safe in San Francisco Mr. King Charles. Although I think you did have an earthquake in 1964. Wasn't it an Alaska earthquake that generated a tsunami? 

 

Yes. I remember being warned through a loud speaker police cruiser late at night to get to higher ground immediately when I was a kid. That was in the Bay Area (we lived very close to San Pablo Bay). No Nixle warnings back then. :biggrin: Alaska took a huge hit.

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1 hour ago, charliearon said:

Our biggie was in '89, Loma Prieta.  I just got home from work to watch the start of the World Series and the house started to shake!

 

I meant resulting in a tsunami warning though. 

 

37 minutes ago, newtie said:

Yes. I remember being warned through a loud speaker police cruiser late at night to get to higher ground immediately when I was a kid. That was in the Bay Area

 

I'm on the coast, a two minute walk away. Tsunami's  aren't really an issue here. I think there have been two tsunami's in the British Isles in recorded history. One of them was in the English Channel. Cornwall was hit by a 3m high wave in 1755 due to the Lisbon earthquake. Guernsey is in the English Channel of course, but further south, closer to France, I don't think it was impacted. Hefty waves due to storms are another question though, for example the recent storm that caused a lot of damage, especially on Jersey. 

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In the '64 Alaska quake, I was in East Los Angeles going to Jr. High School.  No Tsunami warnings there!


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Just now, charliearon said:

In the '64 Alaska quake, I was in East Los Angeles going to Jr. High School.  No Tsunami warnings there!

 

Believe it or not, I've been in a few earthquakes. Okay, tremors.  😄 In the British Isles it's usually because something moves under the North Sea or old mine working collapse.

I recall one such occasion that caused my wardrobe door to swing open. Weird thing was that I woke up just before it hit, same for my son. I suspect there must have been a tremor that woke us followed by a bigger aftershock. Unless we have a sixth sense of course.  My daughter stayed fast asleep. 😁

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5 hours ago, martin-w said:

Think you'll be quite safe in San Francisco Mr. King Charles. Although I think you did have an earthquake in 1964. Wasn't it an Alaska earthquake that generated a tsunami?

Yes, there were tsunami warnings in San Francisco. What happened? Some people drove to Ocean Beach so they could watch it coming in 🤪. It actually hit far north California at Crecent City.

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"Surf's up".

There is always someone with a wee remark like that. Congratulations on being fairly high up, mate.

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12 hours ago, martin-w said:

Think you'll be quite safe in San Francisco Mr. King Charles. Although I think you did have an earthquake in 1964.

The Loma Prieta earthquake was a magnitude 6.9 that shook San Francisco in 1989.

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I missed the conflagration on 880 because the World Series baseball game was just warming up the pitchers when it struck. We males were safely ensconced in front of the living room television. The wife and mother in law were out there commuting somewhere and called in to say they were well. Very few cell phones, most travelers still used the public call boxes that in America resembled the Tardis !


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