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    Uh oh!!!!
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    Special Weather Statement
    Statement as of 8:30 PM PDT on June 14, 2005


    ... A tsunami warning is in effect for the coastal areas from the
    California-Mexico border to the north tip of Vancouver Island
    British Columbia inclusive...

    Earthquake data...
    preliminary magnitude 7.4
    location... 41.3 north 125.7 west... or 90 miles NW of Eureka, CA
    and 300 miles NW of San Francisco CA at 751 PM PDT.

    It is not known... repeat not known... if a tsunami exists... but a
    tsunami may have been generated. Therefore persons in low lying
    coastal areas should be alert to instructions from their local
    emergency officials. Persons on the beach should move to higher
    ground if in a warned area. Tsunamis may be a series of waves which
    could be dangerous for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

    This tsunami warning includes the entire California coast. Estimated
    time of arrival in the San Francisco area is approximately 923 PM
    PDT.
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    Hey u beat me.I was just gonne post this.The estimated time for BC is 10:40pm.This is something BC Canada doesn't have to deal with everyday [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I better start packing.~Niki~
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    Ok news update.The Tsunami watch was just cancelled.Thank god! ~Niki~
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    Whew!!!
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    I have a feelin we will be getting alot of those false warnings after earthquakes for awhile
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    Ah, that's kind of scary. I live about 100-150 ft above the Puget Sound - am I going to drown if a tsunami hits? I've seen warning sirens around Olympia, and certainly downtown could flood. Hmm... makes you think.
    Didn't they used to just say 'tidal wave?' When did 'tsunami' catch? Not that I don't like a little foriegn vocabulary to spice up my English.
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    I think people have heard it so much now its become more common in vocabulary. Too bad it takes an exceptional disaster to learn a new word. But I'm VERY glad it got cancelled. What a relief!
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    "Tidal wave" was scrapped because it has nothing to do with tides (phases of the moon). If it did, it would be predictable.

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