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Earthquake and Tsunami

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I am posting a second time today as it only seems appropriate considering that my location in Central America puts me much closer to the earthquake that took place in Chile early this morning.  Strangely though Playa Jacó is on the Pacific coast, the tsunami that was expected between 8:00 am and 9:00 am didn’t seem to cause much concern.  Only a few American expats quickly took to the hills in order to escape a wall of water.  Most of the others took a more cautious wait-and-see attitude.  Costa Rica has experienced at least three earthquakes in the past two months, two of which topped 5 on the scale.  I plotted the course of the tsunami using data supplied by a number of places and soon found out why there was little worry.  The direction of the tsunami was WNW and we were ENE of the epicentre of the quake.  When the crest finally did arrive here about 8:20 am, the water was about 3/4 of a foot above normal.  Two hours later I was walking the beach along with hundreds of others enjoying the sunshine.  So, for all of those who wonder, I am safe and sound and life is truly back to normal.


Written by Robert G. Longpré

February 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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  1. it crazy how nature sends us these destructive messages.
    i’m very lucky in that respect


    February 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    • I often wonder if the earth and nature do send us messages. Somehow, I think that the only thing we can get from them is unconscious noise. I doubt that it shows us anything purposeful.

      Robert G. Longpré

      February 27, 2010 at 8:47 pm

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