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Earthquake in Chile shakes Lake PonchartrainDon Ames ReportingLake Ponchartrain was shaken and stirred early this morning by a massive earthquake in Chile."There was some sloshing of Lake Ponchartrain between about 4am and 4:30 this morning, our time. We had some, about half-a-foot slosh spikes near Shell Beach and that basically went on for about a half hour,' says Scott Lawrimore, with The Weather Channel.Besides the Shell Beach area, the sloshing was also noticeable at Pass Manchac and West End in Metairie.Lawrimore said the effect is like water being shaken in a bottle."The earthquake that occurred in the Pacific basically vibrated the earth enough here in Louisiana so that Lake Ponchartrain felt that...just like you would if you picked up a bucket of water and shook it back and forth," says Lawrimore."While that earthquake was occurring in the Pacific Ocean, even though it was not really detected by us, there was enough back and forth motion in the earth to produce sloshing back and forth in Lake Ponchartrain. And that sloshing resulted in about a half-a-foot slosh spike," Lawrimore said.Tsunami warnings have been issued over a wide area, including South America, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and many Pacific islands.People in Hawaii are being warned to take "urgent action to protect lives and property.'' The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile has generated a tsunami that could cause damage along the coastlines of all the Hawaiian islands. There's even a possibility California and parts of Alaska could be affected.At least 78 people have been killed in Chile.
Dayummm.....earthquake effect were even felt HERE! In Louisiana!
I have a video that says the entire earth shook with the Sumatran Quake.It would be interesting to have quake detection equipment.Look around for local sites. You can see their seismographs and when the waves hit their station.
I believe they had one close to Japan yesterday, too.http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100227/ap_on_re_as/as_japan_earthquake;_ylt=Al_iM7TlRqFfrKo72w29dSu9IxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTE1NmJlOTQwBHBvcwM1BHNlYwN5bi1jaGFubmVsBHNsawNzdHJvbmdlYXJ0aHE-http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/
Surge from wave going thru here now. Tide is falling(outgoing) but water level is coming up the beach.... Covering the rock pile I am using for reference point. So far it is about 1 -1 1/2 foot surge. John
According to a news story, the day was shortened and the earth's axis has changed because of the earthquake.
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