Following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we’ve been checking frequently with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center for updates and YouTube’s CitizenTube (via AllThingsD) for videos that provide a sense for the intense scenes on the ground. Feel free to share links to your own favorite online resources below.
Tsunami waves have hit Hawaii, and closer to home, a tsunami advisory has been issued for communities on the Washington coast.
Also check out this Accuweather blog post, from March 1, which talked about the effects of a “SuperMoon,” when a new or full moon is closest to Earth. It noted that the last occurrence was on Jan. 10, 2005, around the time of the Indonesia earthquake, and concluded, “So what can we expect this time? Earthquakes? Volcanic eruptions? I guess we can only wait and see.” (Via Joshua Hammond)
As those of who were here for the Nisqually Earthquake know, situations like this are a reminder that we’re in earthquake country. Remind us again when they’re planning to replace the 520 bridge?