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« Reply #160 on: February 27, 2010, 04:45:17 pm »
The 1960 Hilo tsunami was caused by a 9.1 Chile quake? Wow.
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« Reply #161 on: February 27, 2010, 04:46:15 pm »
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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
« Reply #162 on: February 27, 2010, 04:49:21 pm »
strange the water headed back in and out
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« Reply #163 on: February 27, 2010, 04:50:47 pm »
There's a whale in the bay.
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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
« Reply #164 on: February 27, 2010, 04:53:06 pm »
Soo um it seems that the tsunami warning has sent every ship out to sea...


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« Reply #165 on: February 27, 2010, 04:55:38 pm »
Soo um it seems that the tsunami warning has sent every ship out to sea...


They're safer offshore than in the harbour.
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« Reply #166 on: February 27, 2010, 04:56:02 pm »
Soo um it seems that the tsunami warning has sent every ship out to sea...



Cool pic.

Maybe the tsunami is tunneling under the continent and will pop up in the Atlantic. Warn the Newfies!
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« Reply #167 on: February 27, 2010, 04:57:49 pm »
The tide pulled out of San Diego Bay pretty quick then arose just about as fast. Some Harbor Seal looked puzzled by the quick change in tidal movement. Bottom line, if you weren't looking for it you would have missed it. Hoping Hawaii fairs as well.
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« Reply #168 on: February 27, 2010, 04:58:21 pm »
The tide pulled out of San Diego Bay pretty quick then arose just about as fast. Some Harbor Seal looked puzzled by the quick change in tidal movement. Bottom line, if you weren't looking for it you would have missed it. Hoping Hawaii fairs as well.

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« Reply #169 on: February 27, 2010, 05:00:39 pm »
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« Reply #170 on: February 27, 2010, 05:01:18 pm »
yup  Show is over

There were 8 pre/post surges in 60 or 61... some dude who lived through it said there were 2 big and another medium in the 8.

Could also be a giant psyop to spike water prices across international markets. :D
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« Reply #171 on: February 27, 2010, 05:03:19 pm »
There were 8 pre/post surges in 60 or 61... some dude who lived through it said there were 2 big and another medium in the 8.

Could also be a giant psyop to spike water prices across international markets. :D
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« Reply #172 on: February 27, 2010, 05:07:15 pm »
Dude from the National Weather Service said we need a couple more hours to be out of the woods. And a mention of some damage in California... Ventura.
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« Reply #173 on: February 27, 2010, 05:08:06 pm »
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« Reply #174 on: February 27, 2010, 05:08:47 pm »
A volleyball game in Hilo has been cancelled.
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« Reply #175 on: February 27, 2010, 05:09:50 pm »
local hawaiin tv is saying the third or fourth wave could be much larger than the first ones that came in at about 1 meter
perhaps to 2 meters.

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« Reply #176 on: February 27, 2010, 05:10:24 pm »
Maybe the NWO is stealing the people's loot. Empty cities and businesses.
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« Reply #177 on: February 27, 2010, 05:10:39 pm »
Dude from the National Weather Service said we need a couple more hours to be out of the woods. And a mention of some damage in California... Ventura.
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« Reply #178 on: February 27, 2010, 05:11:07 pm »
Holy moley, they just reported on looting!
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« Reply #179 on: February 27, 2010, 05:11:47 pm »
   here is a link for beach camera in ventura   http://www.vcstar.com/beachcam/

Thanks... I was about to hunt for that.
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« Reply #180 on: February 27, 2010, 05:12:52 pm »
3rd wave was a little stronger than the first two.
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« Reply #181 on: February 27, 2010, 05:14:20 pm »
Hmm
they just showed a cop car sitting on a pier.
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« Reply #182 on: February 27, 2010, 05:14:38 pm »
http://mashable.com/2010/02/27/chile-earthquake-twitpics/

Chile Earthquake: Twitter Pictures Tell the Story [PHOTOS]



The magnitude-8.8 earthquake that rocked Chile early this morning was similar to many breaking-news events in that images from the disaster began spreading over social networks at lightning speed.

Chileans have been uploading and sharing photos of the terremoto Chile via Twitter and Twitpic, many commenting on the state of their neighborhoods, local streets, and the homes of family and friends.

Below are some of the photos that have been shared on Twitter today.












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« Reply #183 on: February 27, 2010, 05:14:44 pm »
20 minutes between waves... (they must be dying to run a commercial)
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« Reply #184 on: February 27, 2010, 05:45:06 pm »
Before...



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Eating Al Gore ;)


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« Reply #185 on: February 27, 2010, 05:50:56 pm »
Those are great pics. Wow.
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« Reply #186 on: February 27, 2010, 05:53:40 pm »
So fourth wave hit and was smaller than the third, according to the reporter. Looks like Hawaii is out of the woods, unless there's a monster still out there and these are just forewaves. Another hour and we'll know... maybe.
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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
« Reply #187 on: February 27, 2010, 06:17:06 pm »
Here's NOAA's Buoy Warning Map:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/obs.shtml

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« Reply #188 on: February 27, 2010, 06:30:41 pm »
Looks like the spyware and malware hacks are taking advantage of this. Tons of junk is showing up on twitter.
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« Reply #189 on: February 27, 2010, 06:49:28 pm »
Factbox: Chile has history of big earthquakes

Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:18am EST

(Reuters) - A magnitude 8.8-earthquake struck south-central Chile on Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru. At least 52 people were killed and officials said the death toll would likely rise further.

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Chile, like other countries around the Pacific Rim's "ring of fire" earthquake zone, has a long history of major quakes, including the strongest recorded in recent history.

Here are some of the major quakes in Chilean history:

1730 - 8.7 magnitude at central Valparaiso

1835 - 8.2 magnitude south-central Concepcion, 500 dead

1868 - 9.0 magnitude in Arica, (then Peru), 25,000 dead

1877 - 8.3 magnitude offshore northern Tarapaca, 34 dead

1906 - 8.2 magnitude at central Valparaiso, 3,882 dead

1922 - 8.5 magnitude on Chile-Argentina border

1928 - 7.6 magnitude at Talca, 225 dead

1939 - 7.8 magnitude at Chillan, 28,000 dead

1943 - 8.2 magnitude near Illapel-Salamanca, 25 dead

1960 - 7.9 magnitude at Arauco Peninsula

1960 - 9.5 magnitude at Valdivia, 1,655 dead

1965 - 7.0 magnitude at Taltal, 1 dead

1965 - 7.4 magnitude at La Ligua, 400 dead

1971 - 7.5 magnitude in Valparaiso region, 90 dead

1985 - 7.8 magnitude offshore Valparaiso, 177 dead

1998 - 7.1 magnitude near coast of northern Chile

2002 - 6.6 magnitude at Chile-Argentina border region

2003 - 6.8 magnitude near coast of central Chile

2004 - 6.6 magnitude near Bio-Bio, central Chile

2005 - 7.8 magnitude Tarapaca, northern Chile, 11 dead

2007 - 7.7 magnitude at Antofagasta, north Chile, 2 dead

2007 - 6.7 magnitude at Antofagasta

2008 - 6.3 magnitude at Tarapaca

2009 - 6.5 magnitude offshore Tarapaca

Source: U.S. Geological Survey (Compiled by Doina Chiacu)

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61Q13I20100227



Factbox: Chile

Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:50am EST

(Reuters) - A magnitude-8.3 earthquake struck south-central Chile early on Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.

Here are some facts about Chile:

* In 1960, Chile was hit by the world's biggest earthquake in records dating back to 1900, U.S. Geological Survey data shows. The 9.5-magnitude quake devastated the south-central coastal city of Valdivia, killing 1,655 people and sending a tsunami that battered Easter Island, 2,300 miles off Chile's Pacific seaboard, and continued as far as Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines.

* Chile's chain of about 2,000 volcanoes is the world's second-largest after Indonesia, and is part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" of seismic activity. Some 50 to 60 are on record as having erupted, and 500 are potentially active. The Chaiten volcano, 760 miles south of Santiago in the Patagonia region, erupted in May 2008 for the first time in thousands of years, spewing a plume of ash visible from space.

* Chile is one of the longest countries in the world, stretching around 2,700 miles from its northern desert border with Peru and Bolivia to South America's southern tip by Cape Horn, once a major world trade route.

* Chile is the world's biggest producer of copper, its main export. It produces about 34 percent of world output of the metal, which is used in electronics, cars and refrigerators. Most of the mines are in the north.

* Dictator Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile with an iron fist for 17 years from a 1973 coup until 1990. Pinochet died in 2006 without facing full trial on rights abuses during his rule, when more than 3,000 people were killed or disappeared and an estimated 28,000 people were tortured.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61Q0U620100227



Factbox: Chile copper mines, oil refineries, ports hit by quake

Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:07pm EST

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Up to one-fifth of Chile's copper mine capacity was shut on Saturday after the world's biggest producer was rocked by a huge magnitude-8.8 earthquake, but the facilities were undamaged and expected to resume operations quickly as power was restored.

The nation's oil refineries appeared to be at greater risk, with its largest plant located near the epicenter; both were forced to shut down for further investigation.

The central copper-export port of San Antonio was shut down, but the major northern ports of Antofagasta and Mejillones were unaffected, as were operations at the biggest copper deposits in the north.

Following are details on the impact to energy and mining operations after the earthquake that struck 70 miles northeast of Concepcion and about 200 miles south of Santiago.



OIL REFINERIES

State energy firm ENAP shut down both its 116,000 barrel pre day (bpd) Bio Bio oil refinery, which is located just north of the city of Concepcion, as well as its roughly 100,000 bpd Aconcagua refinery near the capital.

Mining Minister Santiago Gonzalez told Reuters it would take until Sunday to assess the damage to Bio Bio. ENAP said it would need to increase diesel imports to meet demand. It said it had sufficient gasoline stocks to last two weeks and diesel stocks for 10 days.

MAJOR COPPER MINES AND SMELTERS

With almost all major copper producers confirming their status after the quake, operations at mines producing over 1 million metric tons a year -- near one-fifth of the country's total 5.4 million metric tons last year -- had been suspended by the quake, but they appeared undamaged.

Officials confirmed that the two biggest mines in the far north -- Escondida and Chuquicamata -- were unaffected.

State-run Codelco said only its El Teniente and Andina mines were impacted because of electricity cuts after the quake, but they were otherwise undamaged. El Teniente is the world's biggest underground copper mine with output of 404,000 metric tons in 2009.

Gonzalez said Codelco's 435,000 metric tons per year Caletones smelter had been halted, and that it could take two days for the mines to resume production.

A spokesman for Anglo-American (AAL.L) said it had shut its Los Bronces and El Soldado mines, which together produce around 280,000 metric tons of copper annually. It has been planning to expand the 238,400 metric tons per year Los Bronces deposit, one of the world's biggest.

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (FCX.N) said the quake did not damage its two mines, but it is facing a power outage at its Candelaria mine, which will result in a temporary shutdown.

SMALLER MINERS REPORT NO DAMAGE

Smaller miners reported little impact. Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO), Kinross Gold Corp (K.TO) and Breakwater (BWR.TO) said its mines had not been affected. Teck Resources Ltd (TCKb.TO) said the quake had not impacted its Andacollo and Quebrada mines, though they could still be hit by power supply restrictions.

SMALLER PORTS SHUT

The Chilean copper-exporting port of San Antonio is closed, Denis Yanez, leader of a union federation representing port workers, told Reuters.

But the key copper-exporting ports of Antofagasta and Mejillones were operating normally, said Christian Salfate, union leader at Antofagasta.

Here is an overview of major mines and smelters in Chile:

Mine Location Operator Output Status KM Dist from Concepcion

El Teniente 75km S of Santiago Codelco 404,000 ops suspend 240

Andina 50km NE of Santiago Codelco 210,000 ops suspend 320

Los Bronces 65km NE of Santiago Anglo-American 235,000 shut 335

El Soldado 132km N of Santiago Anglo-American 50,000 shut 400

Los Pelambres 200km NE of SantiagoAntofagasta 310,000 n/a 480

Candelaria FreeportMcMoRan185,000 power outage 650

Escondida far north BHP Billiton 780,000 ops normal 750

Collahuasi far north Xstrata/Anglo 435,000 ops normal 1,000

Chuquicamata far north Codelco 565,000 ops normal 1,140


Top smelters Near Operator Capacity Status KM Dist from Concepcion

Caletones El Teniente Codelco 435,000 halted 250

Potrerillos Codelco 195,000 ops normal 750

Altonorte Antofagasta Port Xstrata 268,014 n/a 926

Chuquicamata Chuquicamata Codelco 590,130 ops normal 1,140

* Status as of 1700 GMT on Saturday from Reuters reports.

* Output as of 2009 from Metals Production Database; Teniente/Andina output as of 2009 from company; Bronces/Soldado output as of 2008 from company Website.

* Location is based on company information, public data

* Distance best estimate using company data, Google Maps

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« Reply #190 on: February 27, 2010, 08:04:27 pm »
Just checkin back in to say that the Hawaii tsunami warning has been cancelled, thank God.  Thank you for the prayers and thoughts.  Keeping up the prayers for those in Chile.  What an intense full moon we have this month!   

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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
« Reply #191 on: February 27, 2010, 08:36:30 pm »
Just checkin back in to say that the Hawaii tsunami warning has been cancelled, thank God.  Thank you for the prayers and thoughts.  Keeping up the prayers for those in Chile.  What an intense full moon we have this month!   

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« Reply #192 on: February 27, 2010, 09:02:16 pm »
Just checkin back in to say that the Hawaii tsunami warning has been cancelled, thank God.  Thank you for the prayers and thoughts.  Keeping up the prayers for those in Chile.  What an intense full moon we have this month!   

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« Reply #193 on: February 27, 2010, 09:50:25 pm »
Here we go........

Concepcion, Chile 8.8 earthquake caused by H.A.A.R.P. and CHEMTRAILS- BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vxWmU_aiw

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« Reply #194 on: February 27, 2010, 11:32:40 pm »
lmao
it will miraculously wash ashore unharmed in west LA next month

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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
« Reply #195 on: February 27, 2010, 11:33:25 pm »
You give the evil men to much credit...personally I think God is out to get us...
just how you think 19 hijackers destroyed the world trade centers. You have no credibility here.
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« Reply #196 on: February 27, 2010, 11:49:37 pm »
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3rd largest military budget in South America,  (Chile: $3.8 billion , includes defense budget, additional military funding and costs for national police)http://www.iiss.org/whats-new/iiss-in-the-press/press-coverage-2006/may-2006/defense-spending-in-latin-america-/.

10% of copper revenues from exports goes straight to defense! http://www.trueknowledge.com/q/chile_defense_spending and http://www.f-16.net/f-16_users_article9.html
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COPPER CEO RESIGNED IN JAN."Chile's Codelco CEO to step down in March- this is HUGE

 http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2512207520100125

Wed, Dec 9 2009SANTIAGO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The head of the world's top copper miner, Chile's Codelco, will not stay on the job after a new company board takes over in March under President-elect Sebastian Pinera

"Pinera, a conservative billionaire who ended 20 years of center-left rule in elections earlier in January, has already clashed with Codelco powerful unions over pledges to reform the state giant to better compete against private companies.

Harvard-trained economist Pinera has also floated the idea of selling part of Codelco to get fresh capital, a move that is seen blocked by influential unions and a divided Congress.

Unions have threatened demonstration if Pinera pushes ahead with plans to sell part of the company, which could curtail output in the world's top producer of the red metal. [ID:nN19233704]

After years of dwindling output Codelco is expected to hit record high production of around 1.7 million tonnes of copper in 2009. The company sees output levels staying near record highs in 2010."'

"WAS THE QUAKE A SILENT MESSAGE TO CHILE'S BILLIONAIRE PRESIDENT-ELECT, SEBASTIAN PINERA?"
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1. Change in military and economic policies
2. Copper- threats to sell parts of the company (you wanna bet the Chinese showed interest?)
     China has been buying up mines including part owner of some in the South west USA, they just bought Cordova airport in Colombia....



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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
« Reply #197 on: February 27, 2010, 11:53:38 pm »
just how you think 19 hijackers destroyed the world trade centers. You have no credibility here.


  If God was out to get the people of Chile,  He would have made the epicenter Santiago and killed a million people.  This event just happened because the plates shifted.  The epicenter was also 34 miles below the surface.  Just think what kind of damage there would have been if the epicenter was just 10 miles below the surface.  

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« Reply #198 on: February 28, 2010, 12:02:01 am »

From Brocke:

 "State-run Codelco said only its El Teniente and Andina mines were impacted because of electricity cuts after the quake, but they were otherwise undamaged. El Teniente is the world's biggest underground copper mine with output of 404,000 metric tons in 2009.

Gonzalez said Codelco's 435,000 metric tons per year Caletones smelter had been halted, and that it could take two days for the mines to resume production.

A spokesman for Anglo-American (AAL.L) said it had shut its Los Bronces and El Soldado mines, which together produce around 280,000 metric tons of copper annually. It has been planning to expand the 238,400 metric tons per year Los Bronces deposit, one of the world's biggest."



This EQ could not have come at a worse time!

Union strikes, change in Presidency, threats to sell parts of the mines (to whom? my guess the Chinese), changes in defense and economic policies, shrinking economy and GNP, and so on....

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Re: 8.8 Earthquake Strikes Chile; Tsunami Generated
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