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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 11:38 PM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 11:38 PM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., the tsunami is estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves appear to be getting stronger in most recent reports. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS …THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE GMT -6 10:38 PM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE GMT -6 10:38 PM A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES ————————— TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR… * THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGED POINT CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUIS OBISPO/ FOR OTHER US AND CANADIAN PACIFIC COASTS IN NORTH AMERICA – THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT. IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS ———————————- * A TSUNAMI...

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BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 CHILEAN QUAKE

BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 MAGNITUDE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKE (USGS) An 8.3 magnitude earthquake was just reported off the coast of Chile at 22:54:33 (UTC) prompting an immediate tsunami watch to be issued for the State of Hawaii. Officials from NOAA have issued this statement: THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE INITIAL WAVE IS 0311 AM HST THU 17 SEP 2015 FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED. The first wave could arrive around 3:00 AM local time for Hawaii residents, though NOAA does not expect a major event...

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Update: Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami Footage

Chilean Earthquake Footage As we stay up with you all though the morning providing updates on the current situation in the Pacific, we have compiled a list of footage from the 8.2 magnitude earthquake which rocked Chile Wednesday evening, setting a chain reaction of waves scheduled to reach landfall in California as early as 04:46 AM Pacific local time. So far five people have died, with multiple injured in the event. Over one million residents have been evacuated due to flooding, with 15 foot waves reported in Conquimbo. Watch: We will stay with our readers throughout the morning as updates roll...

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Tsunami Watch – Latest Report

Tsunami Watch – Latest Report A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** According to the latest NOAA reports, the tsunami still appears to be between 1-3 feet in height, with many reports listing it as less than one foot. California is still in a watch for this event which was set-off by an...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 02:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets added. Waves still variable in strength. Most recent data from markers closer to earthquake epicenter show smaller waves, as tsunami passes further away. Largest recorded waves just over 15 ft. in height. As...

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Update: Tsunami Escalates as First Waves Measured in Galapagos

Update: Tsunami Escalates as First Waves Measured in Galapagos A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. ***Update*** New data sets have been added from buoys around the Galapagos islands. So far, preliminary reports show waves escalating back up to over 2 ft above normal, though waves are still variable in strength. Largest recorded waves...

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TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time)

TSUNAMI ALERT UPDATE – GMT-6 01:41 AM (US Central Time) A tsunami watch is still in effect for California. Local estimates still show that waves will arrive in California by about 4:46 a.m. in Newport Beach and arrive a minute later in the Port of Los Angeles. By 5:06 a.m., waves are estimated to arrive in Santa Barbara, and by 5:10 a.m., in Port San Luis. Waves still currently appear to be variable in strength. Dark Matter News will try to provide hourly updates through the morning as new USGS and NOAA information is made available. UPDATES ——- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS SEE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR...

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Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest

Floods Ravage Utah And Southwest A devastating storm ripped through the southwest causing flash floods from Los Angeles to Utah. Particularly hard hit was the Utah-Arizona border town of Hildale, the home base of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS.  Reports confirm that 13 were killed in the flash flooding that, according to eye witness Chris Wyler, only seemed to last, “like a half hour, [or] 45 minutes.”  According to Utah officials in the city of Hildale and the Washington County Emergency Services, among the dead are at least 3 women and 6 children, ranging in...

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Wildfire In California Caught On Tape

Wildfire In California Caught On Tape Like a scene out of an end-of-the-world disaster movie, the town of Anderson Springs, CA goes up in flames while being filmed by a fleeing YouTuber. The video, nearly 2 minutes in length, shows the utter devastation caused by the so-called Valley Fire, located in Lake County roughly 100 miles north of San Francisco, that has ravaged about 61,000 acres, destroyed at least 400 structures, and is currently only 5-percent contained.  There has also been 1 reported death due to the fire as of late. “It looked like hell everywhere,” said Maddie Ross, a 25 year old...

Dust storm in the middle-east, (Twitter, @CaptainCrikey) 1

Massive Dust Storm Strikes Middle-East

Massive Dust Storm Strikes Middle-East An unseasonably powerful dust storm swept across the Middle-East, covering Beirut and Damascus while killing at least two and hospitalizing hundreds in Lebanon; all resulting in the halting of airstrikes in neighboring Syria. People across the region have posted stunning pictures online of huge clouds of dust along with apocalyptic anecdotes, cries of alleged weather manipulation can be heard throughout social media.  The deadly sandstorm is so large it can be seen from space, as captured by NASA’s Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite.  The image shows raging dust and sand, which...

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Chaos Unfolds in Spain Floods

Another, yes another, powerful storm has now caused severe flooding in several Spanish towns, washing trucks and cars down along their tight streets. Still reeling from the hailstorm last week, which we earlier reported on, the small town of Adra, in the Almeria province of Andalusia in southern Spain is picking up the pieces after a massive flood ripped through its streets.  With over half a meter of water fallen in some places, at least 30 people trapped in their vehicles needed rescuing. But this wasn’t the only Spanish town to see devastation.  More than 300 emergency calls were made across Malaga,...