Hawaii tsunami warning canceled after lower than expected waves

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Tikiga wrote:

My father and his girlfriend had just gone to Hawaii for his birthday. They are in Maui…please, please let this go over Hawaii with as little damage as possible. I love you dad.

Oct 28, 2012 3:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

..I hope there are no Italian judges in Hawaii…..’cos if there ISN’T a tsunami…there will a few jailings….

Oct 28, 2012 5:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
QuietThinker wrote:

Tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes are quite complex phenomena to model scientifically. Funding for scientific investigations of these topics and other important topics has been cut to the bone since 2000 by the right wing war on science. Don’t blame the scientists doing their best with limited funding and tools.

Oct 28, 2012 11:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Grant_X wrote:

Quiet Thinker, you are correct. the funding for this science is sorely lacking. In the pacific, Hawaii has seven buoys that can measure tsunamis. Using those seven buoys the scientists are able to predict whether a tsunami is coming or not. What the public doesn’t know, however, is that no more than four are working at any given time since they are old and in need of constant repair. Getting to them to repair them is costly and the funding for a circle the pacific trip to fix tsunami buoys does not exist. We were lucky to know about this one since it went past three buoys that are working between Alaska, the mainland US and Hawaii.

Oct 28, 2012 12:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BehG. wrote:

Sweet mother of God… a 2.5 foot Tsunami! Doesn’t even make for a good surf, let alone 2 news articles on Reuters.

Oct 28, 2012 1:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jabusse wrote:

Sea rises 6 inches for 30 seconds total before receding from moderate earthquake 4,000 miles away. 100,000 evacuated. Smart, real smart. Never has a 7.7 so far away produced more than a minor nusiance. Reminds me of Germany closing down its nuke plants because they are afraid of a 9.9 quake and 40 meter tidal wave in the baltic. More smart folks willing to cut their nose to spite their face. A world of wimps willingto put their lives in the hands of people who make their job prioity funding by scare.

Oct 28, 2012 1:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
HawaiianNeal wrote:

Then where is the money coming for the new huge NOAA complex on Sand Island? Perhaps it’s more of a left wing mismanagement of existing funds? What was wrong with their old offices here? :) As for the mental giants complaining about the 2.5′ tsunami. You don’t send out a warning after the tsunami arrives ….and when you have no data from a focused direction and your models say the energy is directed towards a populated area, you issue the warning.

Oct 28, 2012 2:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
QuietThinker wrote:

HawaiianNeal, politicians (of either party) will never stop funding buildings that can eventually be named after politicians. A new building may be convenient in many ways, such as housing up to date computers (if there is any money left after the building itself!) Many scientific models are computationally intensive in the extreme and require a great deal of computing power to get results out quickly enough for a response. In any case, neither a building or a computer provides funding for studies, instrumentation, gathering data, or analysis.

Oct 28, 2012 4:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FrankTrades wrote:

The goal of the media: Raise anxiety of the people then try to fill the void with your product to make money. “Service,” and real public service is out of the question.

Oct 29, 2012 1:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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