Tsunami Warning System

by Keytime, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:28 (30 days ago)

Does anyone know if ZIHU and IXTAPA have a Tsunami warning system in place and if so is it ever tested and what does it sound like? I did a search first and did not find it as a previous subject.

Would be nice to know if a test was planned?

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Tsunami Warning System

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 12:35 (30 days ago) @ Keytime

Does anyone know if ZIHU and IXTAPA have a Tsunami warning system in place and if so is it ever tested and what does it sound like? I did a search first and did not find it as a previous subject.

Would be nice to know if a test was planned?

NOPE. That's why we pay close attention to the news about earthquakes around the Pacific Basin. I'll do my best to post a warning here if there is time.

Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Weather Links

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by Keytime, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 13:01 (30 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob.

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Tsunami Warning System

by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 13:12 (30 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Not a tsunami story but it is about early warning systems - I spent a college summer working in coal mine construction in West Virginia - 1968. Made $250/week. Major money back then. We rode a little train down to the face that was being cut to get to the coal vein. Rode back up for lunch.
I saw a miner taking bread scraps back down to feed the rats. I asked why and he told me "boy when the rats start running race them up the slope. They hear the cave in before it happens." Not very comforting when you spend the night a mile underground. I bought a 1965 Mustang at the end of the summer and had enough left over for tuition at WVU.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 13:06 (30 days ago) @ Keytime

We moved here from a Southern California beach.

In 2013 they finally got around to putting up signs showing the tsunami evacuation routes. That was a far as the "warning system" ever got.

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 17:19 (30 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We moved here from a Southern California beach.

In 2013 they finally got around to putting up signs showing the tsunami evacuation routes. That was a far as the "warning system" ever got.

They are very useful. They basically tell you to get your butt away from the beach. I wonder how much San Diego paid for them.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 19:23 (30 days ago) @ Padrino

Does San Diego have them?

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego, California USA, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 21:55 (30 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Does San Diego have them?

Yes, we do. They are posted at the beaches and along the bays. As mentioned, they are very useful. "Get yo' butt away from the water!"

https://www.readysandiego.org/tsunami/

Luckily, for most of our area, there are hills very close to the beaches and bays. Walk 15 minutes and you won't get swept away. However, some areas are very dangerous with no high ground close by.