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WillB
03-11-2011, 06:17 AM
After the 3rd!! largest earthquake in Japan's history, some areas of Pacifica are subject to mandatory evacuation.

Surf is up at 8:00 am.

Stay frosty.

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 06:57 AM
Mi Nami es Tsu Nami!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12716432

Horrific images coming out of Japan....

Expecting a 2'-3' rise in sea level here, at low tide. We are at least 4' above sea level...lots of gas hording and schools
closed here.

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 07:05 AM
Tsunami message number 10
nws west coast/alaska tsunami warning center palmer ak
640 am pst fri mar 11 2011

the advisory and warning regions remain the same. New
observations are listed below.

...the tsunami warning continues in effect for the coastal
areas of california and oregon from point concepcion
california to the oregon-washington border...

...the tsunami warning continues in effect for the coastal
areas of alaska from amchitka pass alaska/125 miles w of
adak/ to attu alaska...

...the tsunami advisory continues in effect for the coastal
areas of california from the california-mexico border to
point concepcion california...

...the tsunami advisory continues in effect for the coastal
areas of washington - british columbia and alaska from the
oregon-washington border to amchitka pass alaska/125 miles
w of adak/...

Recommended actions
a tsunami has been generated which is expected to cause damage
to the warning and/or advisory regions listed in the headline.
Persons in low-lying coastal areas should be alert to
instructions from their local emergency officials. Evacuations
are only ordered by emergency response agencies.
- persons in tsunami warning coastal areas should move inland to
higher ground.

- persons in tsunami advisory coastal areas should move out of
the water... Off the beach and out of harbors and marinas.

Measurements or reports of tsunami activity

location lat lon time ampl
------------------------ ----- ------ ------- -----------
shemya ak 52.7n 174.1e 1130utc 05.1ft/01.56m
adak ak 51.9n 176.6w 1223utc 01.8ft/00.56m
midway is. Usa 28.2n 177.4w 1044utc 05.1ft/01.55m
wake is. Usa 19.3n 166.6e 0918utc 01.7ft/00.52m
dutch harbor ak 53.9n 166.5w 1134utc 01.6ft/00.48m
naha japan 26.2n 127.7e 1022utc 01.6ft/00.49m
nikolski ak 52.9n 168.9w 1342utc 01.9ft/00.59m
french frigate shoals 23.5n 166.2w 1334utc 01.8ft/00.56m
st paul is. Ak 57.1n 170.3w 1225utc 02.0ft/00.61m
sand point ak 55.3n 160.5w 1347utc 01.1ft/00.35m
nawiliwili kauai hi 22.0n 159.4w 1344utc 02.5ft/00.76m
barbers point hi 21.5n 158.0w 1312utc 02.3ft/00.70m
honolulu oahu hi 21.3n 157.9w 1316utc 02.2ft/00.66m
kahului maui hi 20.9n 156.5w 1331utc 05.7ft/01.74m
hilo hi 19.7n 155.1w 1343utc 03.4ft/01.04m

time - time of measurement
ampl - tsunami amplitudes are measured relative to normal sea level.
It is ...not... Crest-to-trough wave height.
Values are given in both meters(m) and feet(ft).

Tsunami amplitudes are expected to peak two to three hours after
initial arrival along the north american coast.
Forecast tsunami amplitudes are available on the wcatwc web site
wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov.
The tsunami ccontinues to impact the hawaiian islands. The
observations are from these initial waves and may not represent the
highest impact.

Preliminary earthquake parameters
magnitude - 8.9
time - 2046 akst mar 10 2011
2146 pst mar 10 2011
0546 utc mar 11 2011
location - 38.3 north 142.4 east
- near east coast of honshu japan
depth - 12 miles/20 km

tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread
inundation is imminent or expected. Warnings indicate that
widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful
currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the
initial wave arrival.

Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing
strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the
water is expected. Significant widespread inundation
is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be
hazardous to swimmers... Boats... And coastal structures and may
continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

Pacific coastal regions outside california/ oregon/ washington/
british columbia and alaska should refer to the pacific tsunami
warning center messages for information on this event at
www.weather.gov/ptwc.

This message will be updated in 60 minutes or sooner if
the situation warrants. The tsunami message will remain in effect
until further notice. Refer to the internet site
wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov for more information.

Pzz530-caz034-035-529-530-006-505>509-002-001-orz021-022-002-
001-111610-
/o.con.paaq.ts.w.0006.000000t0000z-000000t0000z/
coastal areas between and including point concepcion
california to the oregon-washington border
640 am pst fri mar 11 2011

...the tsunami warning continues in effect for the coastal
areas of california and oregon from point concepcion
california to the oregon-washington border...

Persons in tsunami warning coastal areas should move inland to
higher ground.

Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread
inundation is imminent or expected. Tsunamis are a series of
waves potentially dangerous several hours after initial arrival
time. Estimated times of initial wave arrival for selected
sites in the warning are provided below.

Charleston-or 0715 pst mar 11 seaside-or 0724 pst mar 11
crescent city-ca 0723 pst mar 11 san francisco-ca 0808 pst mar 11

for arrival times at additional locations see
wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov

$$


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Photoboy
03-11-2011, 07:42 AM
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Amplitude graph


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Photoboy
03-11-2011, 07:58 AM
Welcome to Santa Cruz Harbor Gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
ALERT! SANTA CRUZ HARBOR IS UNDER A TSUMANI WARNING DUE TO A LARGE EARTHQUAKE IN NORTHEAST JAPAN. EXPECTED WAVE ARRIVAL TIME IS SOMETIME BETWEEN 7:30 AM AND 8:10 AM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011. SANTA CRUZ HARBOR IS IN AN INUNDATION AREA. YOU ARE ADVISED TO EVACUATE THE HARBOR AREA. EMERGENCY CALLS TO THE HARBOR OFFICE ONLY. DO NOT COME TO THE HARBOR TO SECURE YOUR VESSEL. HARBOR CREWS ARE WORKING TO SECURE THE AREA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.



http://www.smcready.org/docs/TsunamiMap.pdf

aA
03-11-2011, 08:35 AM
water dropping real fast in santa cruz right at this moment...pretty strong surge. already a boat on the loose and another overturned, i expect the incoming surge is going to test the harbor a bit

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/livenow?id=8007618

aA
03-11-2011, 08:50 AM
not pretty...quite a few overturned already, docks floating free, going to be ugly down there for a bit

most of the issues are the east of the bridge moorings/docks

war dog
03-11-2011, 08:53 AM
Live report from Pacifica.. Oceana HS evacuation point………………………….All residents have been move to hi ground and are gathered around a rapidly dwindling box of doughnuts…………..


Via PB


0902..............Starting to see the water dropping right now.................

aA
03-11-2011, 09:45 AM
can't believe that rig hasn't snapped yet

war dog
03-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Has anyone heard from Jeremy at Surf City Racing?? I hope all is ok with him!!!

Jeremy if you are reading this and need some help and or some Shipping containers to store stuff in during clean up let me know……………No charge!!

Kris O
03-11-2011, 10:21 AM
http://www.times-standard.com/ci_17592790

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 10:44 AM
35 boats damaged thus far in SC Harbor....Surge continues...Nothing exciting along the coast here...Looked like at times a 3'-4' day would grow to a 7'-8'.
Local police evacuated Beach Blvd then retreated to Oceana High School


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afxw_MshEU0

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 10:57 AM
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Pillar Point Surge

Photos courtesy HMB Brewery http://www.hmbbrewingco.com/

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 10:59 AM
http://www.times-standard.com/ci_17592790

Officials in Crescent City are reporting damage after tsunami waves began hitting the harbor this morning.

”The harbor has been destroyed,” said Crescent City Councilman Rich Enea in a phone interview at 9:45 a.m. “Thirty-five boats have been crushed and the harbor has major damage. Major damage.”

Del Norte County Sheriff Cmdr. Bill Steven said most of the docks at the harbor are gone. Additionally, a recent surge filled the entire harbor and they are expecting that some of the other waves could send water into the harbor's parking lot, Steven said.

Enea said no injuries have been reported at this point, which he attributed to plenty of tsunami preparedness exercises and the diligent work of first responders in sealing off the harbor.

The councilman said he's heard about 100 people have shown up to a Red Cross shelter at Del Norte High School. He said tsunami waters have made it near the doors of the Crescent City Cultural Center, and he fears the worst is yet to come.

”There's supposed to be larger surges coming in,” he said. “We're just trying to ride out the worst of these surges.”

According to the Caltrans website, some sections of U.S. Highway 101 are currently closed due to the tsunami alert: at Kane Road that is 11.3 miles north of Trinidad, at the Humboldt and Del Norte county lines, at Sand Mine Road that is 1.4 miles south of Crescent City, and at Washington Road that is 1.2 miles north of Crescent City. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes

Kris O
03-11-2011, 11:41 AM
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/03/11/tsunami-watch-for-california-coast-after-big-japan-quake/

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 11:56 AM
Nothing like the massive devastation in Japan:


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No worries, it survived...

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Just in case you were planning on getting too close

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I snuck by the gauntlet

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It's true!

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Lull between sets

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Now if a Tsunami did hit....

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And when they tell you to head to higher ground...

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 11:59 AM
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Something from the other morning...mackerel skies...get it??..never mind...

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 12:01 PM
http://www.ktvu.com/video/27163081/index.html

And the real story is down in Santa Cruz. The Moore 24 memorial for Joel Verutti looks very much in doubt.

Photoboy
03-11-2011, 12:10 PM
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150121366828482

Beau Vrolyk is at SC Harbor

Charlie Tuna
03-11-2011, 02:22 PM
Santa Cruz Harbor Master estimates damage in the $15 million dollar range.

PD Staff
03-11-2011, 02:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqF5iSAbQhE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od4-uQkDMmM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGxTKwLkcY8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0enxw5fwr0g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gowsVzdl0Ks

Angry Dolphin
03-11-2011, 05:02 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/12/us-japan-quake-nuclear-us-analysis-idUSTRE72B04C20110312?pageNumber=2

Nuclear meltdown possible at Fukushima.

IOR Geezer
03-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Santa Cruz Harbors disaster is certainly a wake up call, but looking at the quake and tsunami in Japan is just mind numbing.

The thought of a 8.9 quake in Northern California is hard to contemplate.

Godspeed to all effected.

PD Staff
03-11-2011, 08:07 PM
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_17589483


(UPDATED 5:30 P.M.) - Santa Cruz port district officials are estimating up to $15 million in damages to the harbor as well as boats docked within.

Lisa Ekers, Santa Cruz port director, estimates 30 to 40 boats worth about $5 million were either damaged or destroyed in Friday's tsunami surges that began around 8 a.m. and are expected to last through about 7 p.m. Harbor facilities suffered another $10 million in estimated damages, Ekers said.

About 4:15 p.m. county officials advised the tsunami warning had been downgraded to an advisory and that everyone could be allowed to return to their homes. Roads were reopened as well, except those nearest the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. Beaches are expected to reopen shortly as well, though officials were advising to stay out of the water due to the potential for strong currents.

About 3:30 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Santa Cruz, Del Norte, Humboldt and San Mateo counties. Susan Mauriello, the county's administrative officer, acting as the director of emergency services, had issued a state of local emergency at noon Friday, but officials expect that status will be lifted later this afternoon once the state Office of Emergency Services cancels a tsunami warning for the California Coast. Until then, county officials are staffing an emergency operations center near DeLaveaga Park and urge residents to be on alert.
Enrique Sahagun, a public information officer at the emergency operations center, said damage within the county is limited to the Santa Cruz harbor. All beaches within the county remain closed.

Ekers said it will take a couple days before full damage is revealed at the harbor, as "there might be damage that we can't see as some of these structures get more and more fatigued."

Ekers said they are working with county environmental health to determine the level of contamination to the area from an unknown number of submerged boats as well as the debris floating in the water.

Several of the docks at the harbor were damaged including half of the U dock, which had 30 to 40 boats tied to it as well as a portion of the X and J docks. Debris from the docks and pieces of boats are floating around the harbor, some having been washed out to sea.

Latest damage estimates from the harbor show as many as 20 boats have sunk with significant damage to 100 vessels. The state Department of Fish and Game is providing four vessels to assist in debris removal and the mooring of loose boats.

Ekers said they started sealing off the harbor's fuel supply at 4:30 a.m. and shoring up whatever they could. At 5 a.m. officials notified those aboard the 50 livable units and closed the harbor about 6 a.m.

Some commercial fishing boats took to the open water rather than test the possibility of the harbor draining of water. That's exactly what happened, leaving some boats aground.

"All of a sudden the water started drawing out about 8 to 9 knots and it escalated quickly," Ekers said.

Just after 11 a.m. Santa Cruz police issued mandatory evacuations for the lower harbor dock area.

Earlier in the morning a loose 30-foot sailboat's mast slammed up against the Murray Street Bridge's piling and then tipped over.

Jeremy Leonard, who has a boat at the V dock, got the harbor about 8:30 a.m. saw a power boat float out of the harbor channel.

"It's a massive amount of water going out of a narrow channel and it's really jacking things up," Leonard said.

Chad Aleck said he saw a beautiful fishing boat sink.

"It's absolute insanity down here," he said.

Some of the boats that sank or were damaged are house boats and many say the harbor is like a family.

Dan Haifley, executive director of O'Neill Sea Odyssey, said water was being sucked in and out of the harbor at a rapid rate and about 20 minutes later rushed back in. Haifley said it tipped the dredge but it did not capsize.

Just before 8 a.m. when the first wave hit there was a small crowd of people gathered at Lighthouse Point. Surfers were in the water trying to catch some of the waves.

Loren Burke, 23, of La Selva Beach, was surfing Friday morning with three friends. Burke grew up in the county and doesn't remember ever hearing a tsunami warning before. He said he was excited seeing the ocean this morning, but didn't expect to see a big wave hit.

"The waves were about 7 foot and it was a lot of fun," Burke said after he got out of the water just after 8 a.m.

At Cowell Beach, surfers watched as the tsunami surge sucked water out of the area, sending funky waves back in, something most had never seen before but not causing any immediate damage.

Diana Henderson of the National Weather Service in Monterey said Friday morning that the series of waves could last for several hours and urged people to stay away from the coast. She said they have seen about a 3-foot rise in water levels in some cases and significant amplitude changes at several locations.

Several people reported that on Main Beach in Santa Cruz, the ocean retreated significantly before rushing back in.

Henderson said the tsunami waves were acting as they had suspected.

Evo
03-13-2011, 06:41 PM
have just heard there has been another quake in Japan....150 miles offshore. no details available yet

PD Staff
03-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Beau Vrolyk was "Johnny on the Spot" last Friday when things started going sour at the Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor. The harbor partially reopened 21 of it's 26 docks late Monday.

Estimates in damage to the harbor rose to $22.5 million, up from its previous estimate
of $17 million. Not including an estimated $4 million damage to private boats. And estimated 100 boats were damaged during the Tsunami, 18 confirmed sunk and 10 missing.

DOCK ACCESS

The following docks are now open at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. Officials have restored power to these areas and live-aboard residents may return though water may not be available.

Southwest harbor: AA, A, B, C, D, E, F and FF

Southeast harbor: S, T

North harbor: X, J, G-2, G-3 (G-1 closed)

These docks will have limited access from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until inspections are complete. There is no power or water available on these docks and significant hazards remain.

Southeast harbor: L, M, N, O, P, Q, R

To report a safety hazard or ask a question, contact the Harbormaster's Office at 475-6161, or visit an information station staffed by the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 8 a.m. to noon in front of the office, 135 Fifth Ave., Santa Cruz.

SOURCE: Santa Cruz Port District




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