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Old 02-28-2010, 09:39 AM   #21
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Ir has been pretty cool to watch the Tsunami hit. The various cams and TV stations have lots of coverage. The water surging in and out of Hilo bay three times was pretty noticeable even if far smaller than a disaster movie special effect.
I still haven't located a video of this on the web. Anyone?

Yesterday we noticed a ton of people at a vista point by the ocean (here in far northern California). They must have been expecting to see something.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:38 PM   #22
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I saw a shot of the Tsunami Warning Center on TV coverage of the Chile earthquake. The center is called the Richard Hagemeyer Center. I worked with Dick Hagemeyer at NOAA headquarters outside of D.C. in the early '80's when he was deputy director of the NOAA Budget Office. Prior to that he was Executive Officer of the National Weather Service. I knew that he transferred back to Hawaii before he retired there but I didn't know that the center had been named for him.
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I still haven't located a video of this on the web. Anyone?
It was more like a huge ebb/flood tide than what people think of as a tsunami.

Here's 42 seconds of the park at Hilo where it was the most visible:
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/global/...autoStart=true

People said several smaller sets of waves were making landfall all yesterday afternoon/evening every hour or so.

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I saw a shot of the Tsunami Warning Center on TV coverage of the Chile earthquake. The center is called the Richard Hagemeyer Center. I worked with Dick Hagemeyer at NOAA headquarters outside of D.C. in the early '80's when he was deputy director of the NOAA Budget Office. Prior to that he was Executive Officer of the National Weather Service. I knew that he transferred back to Hawaii before he retired there but I didn't know that the center had been named for him.
Spouse was a Navy meteorology/oceanography officer, and when we got out here in 1989 he was already a legend. He died shortly after he retired in 2001.

Scott Gudes Tribute to Richard Hagemeyer
Access NOAA - Happenings -

Ironically Ewa Beach, where the warning center is located, is about six inches above sea level...
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To help with the scale, the bridge in the video is about 10' tall. The water was slushing back and forth about every twenty minutes and there were 3 distinct waves.
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