Saturday, February 27, 2010

Guam News - Feb. 28

Guam - The National Weather Service says Guam should not expect anythinggreat when it comes to a potential tsunami. NWS Meteorologist Paul Stankosays the island could receive waves up to 1' in the open ocean. He saysGuam doesn't have anything to worry about since the height of the land israpid.This means our slopes are high and there's not enough time for massivewaves to build up. The most the island can expect is an increase of 2-3' inextra surf at around 1pm today. While residents are told by the GuamHomeland Security/Office of Civil Defense to stay away from the beaches,Stanko is asking people to pull back from the shorelines - morespecifically in the east or south of the island to include Mangilao,Talofofo Bay, Inarajan and possibly even as far down as Merizo.A Tsunami Warning was issued last night areas in Pacific Region, including Hawaii and Guam, after Chileexperienced an earthquake registering 8.8 on the Richter Scale.For the time being, all public beaches remain closed

Source: KUAM

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