Jim Carrey proud Grandad at 47

Jim Carrey’s daughter Jane, 22, gave birth to a son on Friday. Jim Carrey posted a picture of the him on Twitter saying:

Jackson Riley Santana, My Grandson, Born today! This is what 7lbs.11oz. of California dynamite looks like!

Both mother and baby is doing well in a Los Angeles hospital yesterday. Jim Carrey’s partner Jenny McCartney was just as proud in sharing the young couples joy as Jim also seeing herself as ‘grandmother’ as well, posting on twitter:

Yes, I’m a grandma! Beautiful healthy baby boy. Dr jay Gordon is the paediatrician. Thank god! Jackson is in great hands.’

Jane, singer writer, married Alex Santana, lead singer of the metal band Blood Money, last November. Jackson is their first child. He has a wonderful platform for fame one day (if he wishes to head that way) with a whole family of stars in the entertainment industry.

 

Cape Town weather – Heatwaves expected, on high alert for fires

According to the weather officials the temperatures are set to soar today in Cape Town as the summer weather keeps on coming. Some places in Cape Town as well as outside Cape Town might get temperatures above 40 degrees today.

Usually this time of year is when the big fires start, last year the Cape Town fires that caused the most havoc also started close to the end of February.

Cape Town is now on a high fire alert and as we found out the fire brigade is ready and waiting.

So most of Cape Town will probably be a traffic jam today as most people will be heading to the beaches.

Remember the sunscreen.

 

 

Israel statement on Chile earthquake

The Israel Foreign Ministry said that they stand with the people of Chile in the face of this devasting earthquake.:

Israel stands by the side of the government and the people of Chile, in the face of the devastating earthquake that has befallen their country.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson) Israel stands by the side of the government and the people of Chile, and expresses its solidarity with them in the face of the devastating earthquake that has befallen their country. Israel wishes to send its condolences to the bereaved families and to express its support to all the citizens of Chile in this time of trial. Israel and Chile share a relation of deep friendship and mutual appreciation. Israel’s ambassador in Santiago is maintaining contact with local authorities in order to get an updated appraisal of the situation and to evaluate possible needs.

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe wins big at NAACP awards

I cannot think of another actress more worthy of receiving the reward for best actress award at the NAACP awards. Gabourey Sidibe is new to the acting scene and went to the audition on a whim not truly believing that she could be a actress. To say she is a big girl is a understatement, Gabourey is a really big girl and not ashamed of it.

The reason this was the best choice is because this had to be one of the hardest roles to play. Gabourey played Precious in the movie Precious : about a abused and neglected sixteen year old girl who is pregnant with her second child, that is the result of abuse/incest, she has HIV and cannot read.

This role takes guts and strength, Gabourey Sidibe real life is a far cry from the role she played. She is a confident young woman who grew up in a loving supporting family both parents in the entertainment business. This is a award truly deserved. Her acceptance speech Gabourey gave a emotional shout out to

all the Precious girls everywhere. This is for you

Precious the movie went on to win 5 more awards (total six) at the 41st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual Image Awards in Los Angeles. Some of the awards where Best Independent Movie and Best Movie and of course Best Actress. 

The director Lee Daniels, who won Best Director award, made a slip up during the acceptance speech. Much to Gabourney’s embarrassment, making it sound as if he was revealing Gabourey’s weight when in truth he was actually referring to the character Precious’s weight from the book. How it came up, he was describing how difficult it was for him to find a Hollywood studio willing to take on the film.

No-one wanted to see a movie about a 350-pound black girl who is struggling and who has HIV

The success of the film has proved the critics all wrong.

Estimated time of impact for Hawaii Tsunami

Hawaii – Here are the estimated impact times when the Tsunami will strike Hawaii.

11:00 Hilo

11:15 Maui

11:35 Oahu

11:45 Kauai

Reports of traffic jams in low lying areas as well as some petrol stations being crowded. Viewpoints throughout Hawaii is packed with people wanting to see the Tsunamis coming in. Please not that those are viewpoints on high grounds, mountains and hills that are currently viewed from, not low lying areas which are in danger of flooding at the moment

LT Chuck Anthony of Hawaii National guard says dont judge local by looking elsewhere

LT Chuck Anthony of the Hawaii National Guard gave out a great piece of information by saying people should not look any other place to determine how exactly it will be where you are.

Hawaii sports also came to a stand still as most sport games have been cancelled.

Hawaii is preparing for the Tsunami heading that way, it should hit Hawaii within a few hours.

Two hours to be exact, the first waves are expected in Hawaii.

People should also wait for the waves to finish, just because the first few ways are not that big does not mean you can go down and it is safe. Big waves can come last and bring the biggest destruction.

For surfers the "Surf is not up"

Tsunami has hit French Polynesia

The Tsunami reached the French Polynesia but there were no damages recorded or reported thus far. The wave that came in was about 6ft or about 2meters.

There were also no injuries.

In the meantime Hawaii is preparing for the worst and most people are still unsure just how dangerous or how big this Tsunami will be.

Hawaii Tsunami warning alarms and sirens started

Hawaii – Sirens have started ringing to warn the residents of the islands of Hawaii of the coming tsunami. The sirens were set to start at 6am local time, the tsunami is said to be on its way to Hawaii and all coasts around the small islands are in danger of being flooded.

Even though it cant be said that the waves will cause a lot of destruction they are on their way and people are warned and advised to head inland to higher grounds.

“Residents will be advised by their respective country civil defense or emergency management agencies to evacuate coastal areas,” the local Civil Defense Division said in a statement.

Looting and deaths increase in Chile

Chile – Looting started in Chile today after the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Some pharmacies as well as food supplies were stolen.

122 people are confirmed to have died in the earthquake. There’s now Tsunami warnings everywhere around the world and places like the Pacific atols are especially in danger.

 

President of Chile says evacuate Easter Island to higher grounds

The tsunami is set for Easter Island in just about 1 hour and the president of Chile Michelle Bachelet said they should evacuate. Evacuation from most areas right on the shore as well as all other would be affected areas.

Evacuations are already underway

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tsunami warning for Norfolk

No use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST
********************************************************************************
TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 3 FOR NORFOLK ISLAND
Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at
11:14 PM local time on Saturday 27 February 2010
********************************************************************************

TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

********************************************************************************
SUMMARY:
Tsunami warning for the marine environment for NORFOLK ISLAND.

Possibility of dangerous waves, strong ocean currents and foreshore flooding
for several hours from 08:30 am (UTC+11.5hrs) Sunday.

Sea level observations HAVE confirmed a tsunami has been generated.

For further details visit the Bureau web site www.bom.gov.au.

Next update due by 12:44 AM local time on Sunday 28 February 2010
********************************************************************************
DETAILS:
Tsunami waves are more powerful than the same size beach waves, with the first
wave not always the largest.
Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami. Check that your neighbours have
received this advice. Boats in close should return quickly if possible. Boats
in deep water should stay offshore until further advised.

For emergency assistance, call the NORFOLK ISLAND POLICE on 977

For a repeat of this information call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264) or visit
the Bureau web site www.bom.gov.au/tsunami.
********************************************************************************
TSUNAMI SOURCE:
An undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred at 6:04 PM local time on
Saturday 27 February 2010 near THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE (latitude 35.320S
longitude 72.930W )
********************************************************************************
The JATWC is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience
Australia
********************************************************************************
 

Picture: Tsunami travel time vs distance

According to this map released by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration the travel time for the tsunami is expected to be 12 hours until it hits Australia

Hawaii Tsunami warning evaluation from the NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER

 A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG
 COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION
 SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

 A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE
 CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD
 COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE
 INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS
 CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST.
 TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS. ALL SHORES ARE AT
 RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI
 WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL
 QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE
 CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED
 BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH
 TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.

 THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME IN HAWAII OF THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS

                     1119 AM HST SAT 27 FEB 2010

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre issues Tsunami warning

Sydney, Australia – More Tsunami warnings are flooding in from all over the globe. Here is another warning from the Joint Australian Tsunami Centre:

IDY68028

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

MEDIA:
No use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST
********************************************************************************
TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 2 FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at
9:44 PM EDT on Saturday 27 February 2010
********************************************************************************

TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

********************************************************************************
SUMMARY:
Tsunami warning for the marine environment for NEW SOUTH WALES.

Threatened areas extend from Broken Bay to Point Danger.

Possibility of dangerous waves, strong ocean currents and foreshore flooding
for several hours from 08:45 am (EDT) Sunday.

Sea level observations HAVE confirmed a tsunami has been generated.

For further details visit the Bureau web site www.bom.gov.au.

Next update due by 11:14 PM EDT on Saturday 27 February 2010
********************************************************************************
DETAILS:
Tsunami waves are more powerful than the same size beach waves, with the first
wave not always the largest. First tsunami effects are expected as follows:

Crowdy Head after 08:45 am (EDT) Sunday
Coffs Harbour after 09:00 am (EDT) Sunday
Byron Bay after 09:15 am (EDT) Sunday
Tweed Heads after 09:15 am (EST) Sunday

Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami. Check that your neighbours have
received this advice.

Boats in harbours, estuaries or shallow coastal water should return to shore.
Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront. Vessels already at sea
should stay offshore in deep water until further advised.

Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami, as there is the possibility of
dangerous, localised flooding of the immediate foreshore.

For emergency assistance, call NEW SOUTH WALES STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE on 132
500

Maps showing the affected areas are on the Bureau web site
www.bom.gov.au/tsunami. For a repeat of this warning call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300
878 6264).
********************************************************************************
TSUNAMI SOURCE:
An undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred at 5:34 PM EDT on Saturday 27
February 2010 near THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE (latitude 35.320S longitude
72.930W )
********************************************************************************
The JATWC is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience
Australia
********************************************************************************

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues Tsunami warning

Tsunami warnings are on almost globally, here is a warning from the
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER:
TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 005
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1045Z 27 FEB 2010

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... A WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT ...

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR

 CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / ANTARCTICA / PANAMA /
 COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / PITCAIRN / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR /
 GUATEMALA / FR. POLYNESIA / MEXICO / COOK ISLANDS / KIRIBATI /
 KERMADEC IS / NIUE / NEW ZEALAND / TONGA / AMERICAN SAMOA /
 SAMOA / JARVIS IS. / WALLIS-FUTUNA / TOKELAU / FIJI /
 AUSTRALIA / HAWAII / PALMYRA IS. / TUVALU / VANUATU /
 HOWLAND-BAKER / NEW CALEDONIA / JOHNSTON IS. / SOLOMON IS. /
 NAURU / MARSHALL IS. / MIDWAY IS. / KOSRAE / PAPUA NEW GUINEA /
 POHNPEI / WAKE IS. / CHUUK / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / INDONESIA /
 N. MARIANAS / GUAM / YAP / BELAU / JAPAN / PHILIPPINES /
 CHINESE TAIPEI

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  0634Z 27 FEB 2010
 COORDINATES -  36.1 SOUTH   72.6 WEST
 DEPTH       -   55 KM
 LOCATION    -  NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE
 MAGNITUDE   -  8.8

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

 GAUGE LOCATION        LAT   LON    TIME        AMPL         PER
 -------------------  ----- ------  -----  ---------------  -----
 IQUIQUE CL           20.2S  70.1W  0906Z   0.27M /  0.9FT  72MIN
 ANTOFAGASTA CL       23.2S  70.4W  0941Z   0.49M /  1.6FT  52MIN
 ARICA CL             18.5S  70.3W  1007Z   0.94M /  3.1FT  44MIN
 DART LIMA 32412      18.0S  86.4W  0941Z   0.24M /  0.8FT  36MIN
 CALDERA CL           27.1S  70.8W  0843Z   0.45M /  1.5FT  20MIN
 TALCAHUANO CL        36.7S  73.4W  0653Z   2.34M /  7.7FT  88MIN
 COQUIMBO CL          30.0S  71.3W  0852Z   1.32M /  4.3FT  30MIN
 CORRAL CL            39.9S  73.4W  0739Z   0.90M /  2.9FT  16MIN
 SAN FELIX CL         26.3S  80.1W  0815Z   0.53M /  1.7FT  08MIN
 VALPARAISO CL        33.0S  71.6W  0708Z   1.29M /  4.2FT  20MIN

 LAT  - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH)
 LON  - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST)
 TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME)
 AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL.
        IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT.
        VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT).
 PER  - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

EVALUATION

 SEA LEVEL READINGS CONFIRM THAT A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED
 WHICH COULD CAUSE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE. AUTHORITIES SHOULD TAKE
 APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS THREAT. THIS CENTER WILL
 CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT AND
 SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

 A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
 LARGEST. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND CAN VARY
 SIGNIFICANTLY ALONG A COAST DUE TO LOCAL EFFECTS. THE TIME FROM
 ONE TSUNAMI WAVE TO THE NEXT CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO AN HOUR, AND
 THE THREAT CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AS MULTIPLE WAVES ARRIVE.

 FOR ALL AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS
 AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT
 OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME
 THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN
 CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL
 CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE
 ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS
WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

 LOCATION         FORECAST POINT     COORDINATES     ARRIVAL TIME
 --------------------------------    ------------    ------------
 CHILE            TALCAHUANO         36.7S  73.1W    0729Z 27 FEB
                  VALPARAISO         33.0S  71.6W    0739Z 27 FEB
                  COQUIMBO           29.9S  71.3W    0801Z 27 FEB
                  CORRAL             39.8S  73.5W    0810Z 27 FEB
                  CALDERA            27.1S  70.8W    0821Z 27 FEB
                  ANTOFAGASTA        23.3S  70.4W    0844Z 27 FEB
                  IQUIQUE            20.2S  70.1W    0911Z 27 FEB
                  ARICA              18.5S  70.3W    0929Z 27 FEB
                  GOLFO DE PENAS     47.1S  74.9W    0934Z 27 FEB
                  PUERTO MONTT       41.5S  73.0W    1052Z 27 FEB
                  EASTER IS.         27.1S 109.4W    1205Z 27 FEB
                  PUNTA ARENAS       53.2S  70.9W    1213Z 27 FEB
                  PUERTO WILLIAMS    54.8S  68.2W    1404Z 27 FEB
 PERU             MOLLENDO           17.1S  72.0W    0936Z 27 FEB
                  SAN JUAN           15.3S  75.2W    0952Z 27 FEB
                  LA PUNTA           12.1S  77.2W    1045Z 27 FEB
                  PIMENTAL            6.9S  80.0W    1114Z 27 FEB
                  TALARA              4.6S  81.5W    1127Z 27 FEB
                  CHIMBOTE            9.0S  78.8W    1132Z 27 FEB
 ECUADOR          LA LIBERTAD         2.2S  81.2W    1202Z 27 FEB
                  ESMERELDAS          1.2N  79.8W    1234Z 27 FEB
                  BALTRA IS.          0.5S  90.3W    1313Z 27 FEB
 COLOMBIA         TUMACO              1.8N  78.9W    1253Z 27 FEB
                  BAHIA SOLANO        6.3N  77.4W    1327Z 27 FEB
                  BUENAVENTURA        3.8N  77.2W    1340Z 27 FEB
 ANTARCTICA       THURSTON IS.       72.0S 100.0W    1312Z 27 FEB
                  CAPE ADARE         71.0S 170.0E    1650Z 27 FEB
 PANAMA           PUERTO PINA         7.4N  78.1W    1331Z 27 FEB
                  PUNTA MALA          7.5N  79.9W    1334Z 27 FEB
                  PUNTA BURICA        8.0N  82.8W    1340Z 27 FEB
                  BALBOA HTS.         9.0N  79.6W    1457Z 27 FEB
 COSTA RICA       CABO MATAPALO       8.4N  83.3W    1344Z 27 FEB
                  PUERTO QUEPOS       9.4N  84.2W    1417Z 27 FEB
                  CABO SAN ELENA     10.9N  86.0W    1452Z 27 FEB
 NICARAGUA        SAN JUAN DL SUR    11.2N  85.9W    1452Z 27 FEB
                  PUERTO SANDINO     12.2N  86.8W    1512Z 27 FEB
                  CORINTO            12.5N  87.2W    1520Z 27 FEB
 PITCAIRN         PITCAIRN IS.       25.1S 130.1W    1455Z 27 FEB
 HONDURAS         AMAPALA            13.2N  87.6W    1520Z 27 FEB
 EL SALVADOR      ACAJUTLA           13.6N  89.8W    1531Z 27 FEB
 GUATEMALA        SIPICATE           13.9N  91.2W    1539Z 27 FEB
 FR. POLYNESIA    RIKITEA            23.1S 135.0W    1542Z 27 FEB
                  HIVA OA            10.0S 139.0W    1723Z 27 FEB
                  PAPEETE            17.5S 149.6W    1748Z 27 FEB
 MEXICO           PUERTO MADERO      14.8N  92.5W    1552Z 27 FEB
                  ACAPULCO           16.9N  99.9W    1615Z 27 FEB
                  MANZANILLO         19.1N 104.3W    1709Z 27 FEB
                  SOCORRO            18.8N 111.0W    1719Z 27 FEB
                  CABO SAN LUCAS     22.8N 110.0W    1749Z 27 FEB
                  MAZATLAN           23.2N 106.4W    1753Z 27 FEB
                  PUNTA ABREOJOS     26.7N 113.6W    1856Z 27 FEB
                  ENSENADA           31.8N 116.8W    2016Z 27 FEB
 COOK ISLANDS     RAROTONGA          21.2S 159.8W    1814Z 27 FEB
                  PENRYN IS.          8.9S 157.8W    1925Z 27 FEB
                  PUKAPUKA IS.       10.8S 165.9W    1950Z 27 FEB
 KIRIBATI         FLINT IS.          11.4S 151.8W    1836Z 27 FEB
                  MALDEN IS.          3.9S 154.9W    1934Z 27 FEB
                  CHRISTMAS IS.       2.0N 157.5W    2028Z 27 FEB
                  KANTON IS.          2.8S 171.7W    2112Z 27 FEB
                  TARAWA IS.          1.5N 173.0E    2258Z 27 FEB
 KERMADEC IS      RAOUL IS.          29.2S 177.9W    1912Z 27 FEB
 NIUE             NIUE IS.           19.0S 170.0W    1918Z 27 FEB
 NEW ZEALAND      EAST CAPE          37.7S 178.5E    1918Z 27 FEB
                  GISBORNE           38.7S 178.0E    1922Z 27 FEB
                  DUNEDIN            45.9S 170.5E    1952Z 27 FEB
                  NAPIER             39.5S 176.9E    1954Z 27 FEB
                  WELLINGTON         41.3S 174.8E    1955Z 27 FEB
                  MILFORD SOUND      44.6S 167.9E    2005Z 27 FEB
                  NORTH CAPE         34.4S 173.3E    2010Z 27 FEB
                  BLUFF              46.6S 168.3E    2030Z 27 FEB
                  LYTTELTON          43.6S 172.7E    2040Z 27 FEB
                  AUCKLAND(E)        36.7S 175.0E    2056Z 27 FEB
                  NELSON             41.3S 173.3E    2127Z 27 FEB
                  WESTPORT           41.8S 171.6E    2129Z 27 FEB
                  AUCKLAND(W)        37.1S 174.2E    2140Z 27 FEB
                  NEW PLYMOUTH       39.1S 174.1E    2219Z 27 FEB
 TONGA            NUKUALOFA          21.0S 175.2W    1940Z 27 FEB
 AMERICAN SAMOA   PAGO PAGO          14.3S 170.7W    1951Z 27 FEB
 SAMOA            APIA               13.8S 171.8W    2006Z 27 FEB
 JARVIS IS.       JARVIS IS.          0.4S 160.1W    2026Z 27 FEB
 WALLIS-FUTUNA    WALLIS IS.         13.2S 176.2W    2028Z 27 FEB
 TOKELAU          NUKUNONU IS.        9.2S 171.8W    2030Z 27 FEB
 FIJI             SUVA               18.1S 178.4E    2104Z 27 FEB
 AUSTRALIA        HOBART             43.3S 147.6E    2105Z 27 FEB
                  SYDNEY             33.9S 151.4E    2146Z 27 FEB
                  BRISBANE           27.2S 153.3E    2310Z 27 FEB
                  GLADSTONE          23.8S 151.4E    0101Z 28 FEB
                  CAIRNS             16.7S 145.8E    0159Z 28 FEB
                  MACKAY             21.1S 149.3E    0251Z 28 FEB
 HAWAII           HILO               19.7N 155.1W    2119Z 27 FEB
                  HONOLULU           21.3N 157.9W    2152Z 27 FEB
                  NAWILIWILI         22.0N 159.4W    2158Z 27 FEB
 PALMYRA IS.      PALMYRA IS.         6.3N 162.4W    2124Z 27 FEB
 TUVALU           FUNAFUTI IS.        7.9S 178.5E    2125Z 27 FEB
 VANUATU          ANATOM IS.         20.2S 169.9E    2137Z 27 FEB
                  ESPERITU SANTO     15.1S 167.3E    2235Z 27 FEB
 HOWLAND-BAKER    HOWLAND IS.         0.6N 176.6W    2154Z 27 FEB
 NEW CALEDONIA    NOUMEA             22.3S 166.5E    2218Z 27 FEB
 JOHNSTON IS.     JOHNSTON IS.       16.7N 169.5W    2245Z 27 FEB
 SOLOMON IS.      KIRAKIRA           10.4S 161.9E    2321Z 27 FEB
                  MUNDA               8.4S 157.2E    0001Z 28 FEB
                  GHATERE             7.8S 159.2E    0001Z 28 FEB
                  AUKI                8.8S 160.6E    0004Z 28 FEB
                  HONIARA             9.3S 160.0E    0004Z 28 FEB
                  FALAMAE             7.4S 155.6E    0017Z 28 FEB
                  PANGGOE             6.9S 157.2E    0020Z 28 FEB
 NAURU            NAURU               0.5S 166.9E    2331Z 27 FEB
 MARSHALL IS.     MAJURO              7.1N 171.4E    2339Z 27 FEB
                  KWAJALEIN           8.7N 167.7E    0013Z 28 FEB
                  ENIWETOK           11.4N 162.3E    0102Z 28 FEB
 MIDWAY IS.       MIDWAY IS.         28.2N 177.4W    0022Z 28 FEB
 KOSRAE           KOSRAE IS.          5.5N 163.0E    0026Z 28 FEB
 PAPUA NEW GUINE  AMUN                6.0S 154.7E    0036Z 28 FEB
                  KIETA               6.1S 155.6E    0038Z 28 FEB
                  RABAUL              4.2S 152.3E    0102Z 28 FEB
                  PORT MORESBY        9.3S 146.9E    0123Z 28 FEB
                  LAE                 6.8S 147.0E    0128Z 28 FEB
                  KAVIENG             2.5S 150.7E    0135Z 28 FEB
                  MADANG              5.2S 145.8E    0154Z 28 FEB
                  MANUS IS.           2.0S 147.5E    0214Z 28 FEB
                  WEWAK               3.5S 143.6E    0237Z 28 FEB
                  VANIMO              2.6S 141.3E    0258Z 28 FEB
 POHNPEI          POHNPEI IS.         7.0N 158.2E    0111Z 28 FEB
 WAKE IS.         WAKE IS.           19.3N 166.6E    0112Z 28 FEB
 CHUUK            CHUUK IS.           7.4N 151.8E    0213Z 28 FEB
 RUSSIA           MEDNNY IS          54.7N 167.4E    0236Z 28 FEB
                  UST KAMCHATSK      56.1N 162.6E    0302Z 28 FEB
                  PETROPAVLOVSK K    53.2N 159.6E    0333Z 28 FEB
                  URUP IS            46.1N 150.5E    0354Z 28 FEB
                  SEVERO KURILSK     50.8N 156.1E    0410Z 28 FEB
 MARCUS IS.       MARCUS IS.         24.3N 154.0E    0248Z 28 FEB
 INDONESIA        JAYAPURA            2.4S 140.8E    0302Z 28 FEB
                  WARSA               0.6S 135.8E    0345Z 28 FEB
                  MANOKWARI           0.8S 134.2E    0405Z 28 FEB
                  SORONG              0.8S 131.1E    0433Z 28 FEB
                  BEREBERE            2.5N 128.7E    0452Z 28 FEB
                  PATANI              0.4N 128.8E    0505Z 28 FEB
                  GEME                4.6N 126.8E    0512Z 28 FEB
 N. MARIANAS      SAIPAN             15.3N 145.8E    0303Z 28 FEB
 GUAM             GUAM               13.4N 144.7E    0311Z 28 FEB
 YAP              YAP IS.             9.5N 138.1E    0352Z 28 FEB
 BELAU            MALAKAL             7.3N 134.5E    0413Z 28 FEB
 JAPAN            KUSHIRO            42.9N 144.3E    0435Z 28 FEB
                  KATSUURA           35.1N 140.3E    0453Z 28 FEB
                  HACHINOHE          40.5N 141.5E    0509Z 28 FEB
                  SHIMIZU            32.8N 133.0E    0557Z 28 FEB
                  OKINAWA            26.2N 127.8E    0610Z 28 FEB
 PHILIPPINES      DAVAO               6.8N 125.7E    0527Z 28 FEB
                  PALANAN            17.1N 122.6E    0559Z 28 FEB
                  LEGASPI            13.2N 123.8E    0604Z 28 FEB
 CHINESE TAIPEI   HUALIEN            24.0N 121.6E    0626Z 28 FEB
                  HUALIEN            24.0N 121.7E    0626Z 28 FEB
                  CHILUNG            25.2N 121.8E    0654Z 28 FEB
                  TAITUNG            22.7N 121.2E    0655Z 28 FEB

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
THE TSUNAMI WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.

Tsunami hits Juan Fernandez Island after Chile earthquake

A wall of water came onto the Juan Fernandez Islands just hours after a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile. The giant wave was said to be around 120feet high.

Updates to follow

UPDATE1: There was not only one wave but a few waves that striked the coast of Juan Fernandez islands

Australia on tsunami watch, on high alert following earthquake in Chile

Sydney, Australia – Australia is now on a tsunami watch after the massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile. According to the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning center there is a potential tsunami threat to parts of Australia especially New South Wales and Queensland.

If there were to be a Tsunami it would only strike Australia in a few hours, maybe in the early hours of Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Tsunami warning to coast of New South Wales – Sea level observations HAVE confirmed a tsunami has been generated –Aus Bureau of Meteorology

 

Massive Earthquake hits Chile

UPDATE: 62 people are now confirmed to have died because of the earthquake.

A Earthquake hit Chile in the early hours of Saturday morning. Damage to bridges and structures have been reported by authorities as well as 6 deaths thus far.

The earthquake was a magnitude 8.8 which is the second biggest earthquake to strike Chile since the 1960’s.

Tsunami warnings were issued.

The full details of the quake are bellow:

Magnitude 8.8
Date-Time
  • Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC
  • Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 03:34:14 AM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 35.846°S, 72.719°W
Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program
Region OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Distances 100 km (60 miles) NNW of Chillan, Chile
105 km (65 miles) WSW of Talca, Chile
115 km (70 miles) NNE of Concepcion, Chile
325 km (200 miles) SW of SANTIAGO, Chile
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.2 km (4.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST=255, Nph=255, Dmin=988 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2010tfan

Less thank yous at Oscars – more jokes

Organizers of the Oscars has become tired of the long thank you speeches from the winners of people they that are not known. So they have told all the nominees to limit their thanks to limited people such as family, co-stars and directors. In stead they should try and be funny and if they should still want to thank people there will be a recorder backstage so that the celebrities can give their thanks to whoever they wish and then e-mail the video to those people.

Nominated for her role in Precious, Gabourey Sidibe had a interview with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM in Los Angelos and said:

They actually don’t want you to thank anyone they don’t know—not the producer or like, sound technicians for anything of that,

They said to be funny. ‘Say something that you mean, then be funny, … Then backstage there’s like a ‘Thank You Cam’ where you can thank everyone for as long as possible and they’ll put it on the web. And you can email it to those you thanked.

This is a major change for the Oscars where normally it was a long evening listening to stars trying to remember everyone. The whole part that they have to be funny is bit weird seeing as not everyone can be a comic, especially if they have longed to receive the award and is really just thankful. They have given them 45 seconds to say precisely what they feel then the music will start.

The two host for 82nd Annual Academy Awards is Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin promising to make this one of the entertaining Oscars to date.