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Gingersnap
03-19-2009, 03:37 PM
Quake measuring 7.7 reported off Tonga

7.7 magnitude quake off Tonga, U.S. Geological Survey reports


(CNN) -- An earthquake measuring magnitude 7.7 struck off the coast of Tonga early Friday, officials said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a regional tsunami warning for Tonga, Fiji, Niue, the Kermadecs, American Samoa, Samoa and Wallis-Fatuna.

The quake's epicenter was about 213 kilometers (132 miles) south-southeast of Nuku'alofa, Tonga. It struck at 6:17 a.m. local time (6:17 p.m. GMT).

"There's a tsunami in the water, but it's not gonna do much," said Robert Cessaro, a geophysicist with the center, citing data from a deep-ocean gauge.

The warning center said in a statement. "Some coastal areas in Hawaii could experience small non-destructive sea level changes and strong or unusual currents lasting up to several hours."

CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/03/19/tonga.quake/index.html)

SarasotaRepub
03-19-2009, 07:27 PM
"There's a tsunami in the water, but it's not gonna do much," said Robert Cessaro, a geophysicist with the center, citing data from a deep-ocean gauge.



See, when you leave these things to nature and not the VRWC's EarthQuake
Machine, you get sub-standard tsunami's. :mad::D

SarasotaRepub
03-19-2009, 07:50 PM
From what I read today they think these eruptions and the (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_sc/as_tonga_volcano)
earthquake may be related. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_sc/as_tonga_volcano)

Imagine that!!!:eek::D

PoliCon
03-19-2009, 11:23 PM
From what I read today they think these eruptions and the (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_sc/as_tonga_volcano)
earthquake may be related. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_sc/as_tonga_volcano)

Imagine that!!!:eek::D

are there any enviroweenies there protesting? I mean this here volcano has a HUGE carbon footprint and is destroying the earth!