I've got the TV on, listening to ongoing coverage of the 8.8 magnitude Chilean Earthquake, waiting for the first Tsunami wave to hit Hawaii in about 30 minutes, at 4:05pm Eastern Time.
I do not recollect live coverage of such a thing before.
If I remember right the Seattle bus tunnel can supposedly survive a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. I would not want to be in that tunnel when that gets tested.
Nor would I want to be anywhere near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. I have mentioned before that I think Seattle, and Washington should err on the side of caution and take the Viaduct down now, before Mother Nature does.
I did not know til today's Chilean Earthquake that the highest magnitude earthquake on record was in Chile. 9.5 on the Richter Scale.
I just heard the West Coast as far as British Columbia is under a Tsunami Advisory, which I guess means, be advised a Tsunami may be on the way.
20 minutes to go til the first wave hits Hawaii. I do not recollect ever watching such a thing live before.