Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake and Tsunamis -- March 11

Last night Japan had a monster 8.9 earthquake. They can't count the dead yet. Tsunamis went up to three kilometers inland.

This morning the phone rang at 5:11. The school secretary told us that all schools in Pacifica were going to be closed today because of a tsunami warning. KCBS said that BART might close the transbay tube, and that beach areas of Pacifica were being evacuated. The Great Highway was closed, even north of Golden Gate Park.

I considered working from home, but I'm glad I didn't. It was a busy day at work. KCBS kept reporting that the tsunami warning was getting extended from 10am to 11am to 1pm to 3:30pm.
There was no damage in Pacifica. Boats were damaged in Crescent City and Half Moon Bay.

The image is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Tsunami Warning Site (

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