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Tsunami Alert Clears Ecuador Coast!

After reading how things are going for places like Santa Cruz, Hawaii, and especially Japan, it seems remote that an earthquake, however powerful, halfway around the world could affect us here in Ecuador.  That said, I am looking at my handy globe of the world, and see that Ecuador and Columbia not only are directly in line with the coming wave, but are at the end of a long piece of rip rap called Mexico and Central America. 

It could happen that the wave strengthens as it bounces off the sides of these land masses and turns back in on itself.

I am writing this as we all wait to see what kind of wave hits the Galapagos.  If it is just a false alarm, then we just unpack all of our junk and have dinner as usual.

If it does a lot of damage, we figure we have a little more than an hour, at 500 mph for the wave, to go 600 miles.  We have the car turned outward, and we are ready to load up.

Stay tuned!


Posted on Fri, March 11, 2011 at 03:49PM by Registered CommenterBob & Roxanne | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

Good luck to you, we'll keep our fingers crossed for all the people on the coast.

Shelagh and Peter

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShelagh

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