Status Report Eureka – Tsunami Warning March 11

10:02  SO FAR NO INJURIES  OR SEVERE DAMAGE REPORTED IN EUREKA AREA THOUGH THERE ARE (UNVERIFIED) REPORTS OF DAMAGE IN CRESCENT CITY HARBOR AREA.

8:21 AM We had a power outage in Eureka from approx 7 AM until shortly after 8 AM.  According to radio this was a shutdown of the PG&E plant here in order to protect it.

Most schools in Eureka, Arcata and other coastal areas of Humboldt are closed.

The first wave was supposed to hit around 7:22 but there are no reports yet of any damage or unusual wave activity in the area.  The Point just reported that Humboldt  Bay is starting to recede that will need to be verified.

Highway 101 is closed in several places between Eureka and Crescent City, with a closure between Eureka and Arcata as well.

Crescent City is evacuated to 9th st.   Eureka waterfront is apparently evacuated to 4th st. (heard on radio but unverified) but I am not going out to verify that.   LOOKING DOWN THE HILL TOWARDS THE EUREKA WATERFRONT EVERYTHING LOOKS NORMAL 10 AM  note: thanks to Kym Kemp my confusion over the evacuation order  is solved.  In Eureka the order was voluntary and extended to the area west of Broadway and north of 2nd Street.

At this time there is no verifiable damage from this event.

Lots of radio stations are off the air due to their transmitters being in vulnerable locations.

Measurements or reports of tsunami activity:

 Location                   Lat.   Lon.    Time        Amplitude
 ------------------------  -----  ------  -------     -----------
 Shemya  AK                52.7N  174.1E  1130UTC   05.1FT/01.56M
 Adak  AK                  51.9N  176.6W  1443UTC   03.4FT/01.04M
 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  1414UTC   01.7FT/00.51M
 Naha  Japan               26.2N  127.7E  1022UTC   01.6FT/00.49M
 Nikolski  AK              52.9N  168.9W  1341UTC   01.9FT/00.58M
 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  1459UTC   01.2FT/00.38M
 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   02.3FT/00.71M
 Kahului Maui  HI          20.9N  156.5W  1331UTC   05.7FT/01.74M
 Hilo  HI                  19.7N  155.1W  1413UTC   04.6FT/01.41M
 King Cove  AK             55.1N  162.3W  1512UTC   02.1FT/00.64M
 Langara Point  BC         54.2N  133.1W  1403UTC   00.8FT/00.23M

Time – Time of measurement.
Amp. – 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 HAS NOW STARTED IMPACT ALONG THE BRITISH COLUMBIA… WASHINGTON AND OREGON COAST. THE TSUNAMI IS JUST STARTING TO BE RECORDED ON GAGES IN THOSE STATES AND PROVINCES.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/11/messagelhvpd9-11.htm

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