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Monday, June 14, 2010

Just drizzling rain

Today was just another day of drizzling rain - we would have periods of partly sunny skies but most of the day looked like this - plus the temperature never got above 52 degrees. A little chilly, but it all worked out. I don't know if you can see them or not, but all those white things in the water are ice bergs off the glacier.

We did the "deep" cleaning of the vaults today. Well, we worked out a system - while I swept the floors out Dan filled a bucket of water. Then he would go into the vault and clean the toilets while I filled the next bucket. He would come back out and get the newly filled bucket and I would go sweep the water out of the toilet. We worked this system out and it worked well. The big thing is we don't have to do this again for a month.

Dan's medicine came in today - we had ordered it about two weeks ago. I'm surprised that it got here so quickly - but that is a good thing. We can also order it again and it will be shipped to us in August (actually on Dan's birthday!). I don't know if I should do this or not because of the mailing address thing - if I order it now will they always ship to this address?? I really don't think I want to do that - so I will wait and see.

This is just another shot of the mountains - wanted you to see the cloud cover.

Dan is watching I Am Legend - once again, NOT my kind of movie - I don't like things that are scary and now the dog has been bitten by infected animals. I'm just a sucker for dogs and I can't take things like this - I know it is just a movie, but it still gets to me.

We really didn't do anything else today - Dan fixed chicken on the grill and we had a baked potato and a green salad for dinner (had left over chili for lunch). I'm not sure what we are going to do the rest of the week. We still have the mining museum to go to - maybe we'll do that this week.

Well, I think I'll sign off to tonight - hope you had a good day. Take care and ----------------

I'll talk to you tomorrow!!

1 comment:

  1. Last evening there was an Indonesian earthquake and related tsunami warning -- The Pacific Ocean reporting center issues about 10 of these preliminary warnings each week. As you know, you are in an active seismic zone, also the site of the most damaging tsunami in US history

    Thought you might want to see what the notices look like and maybe bookmark the URL for the Tsunami Warning Center

    Here is the link info . . .

    itic.tsunami@unesco.org
    UNESCO/IOC International Tsunami Information Centre
    737 Bishop St., Ste. 2200
    Honolulu, HI 96813 USA
    Phone: 1-808-532-6422 Fax: 1-808-532-5576
    URL: http://www.tsunamiwave.info/

    and here is the substance of the message from last night's event


    TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
    NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
    827 PM PDT TUE JUN 15 2010

    ...THIS TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT IS FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
    COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA ONLY...

    NO WARNING... NO WATCH AND NO ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
    THE STATES AND PROVINCES PREVIOUSLY LISTED.

    EVALUATION BASED ON MAGNITUDE... LOCATION AND HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS THE EARTHQUAKE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI DAMAGING TO CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/ BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA. IN COASTAL AREAS OF INTENSE SHAKING LOCALLY GENERATED TSUNAMIS CAN BE TRIGGERED BY UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES.

    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    MAGNITUDE - 7.3
    TIME - 1917 AKDT JUN 15 2010
    2017 PDT JUN 15 2010
    0317 UTC JUN 16 2010
    LOCATION - 2.3 SOUTH 136.6 EAST
    - IRIAN JAYA REGION INDONESIA
    DEPTH - 12 MILES/20 KM

    PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA/ OREGON/ WASHINGTON/BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES FOR INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT AT WWW.PRH.NOAA.GOV/PR/PTWC.

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    More [than you want to know?] about Alaskan tsunamis-->

    http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/alaska/

    During the past century, four large and well documented tsunamis were generated in the waters off the Alaskan coast. These include the 1946 and 1957 Aleutian events, the 1958 Lituya Bay event, and the 1964 Alaskan event.
    ....
    During the evening of March 29, 1964 (good Friday), the area of Prince William Sound, in Southeastern Alaska (see figure above), was struck by a moment magnitude 9.2 earthquake, the largest ever recorded in North America. The quake was accompanied by large vertical displacements over an approximate 200,000 square mile area along the source fault, much of this beneath Prince William Sound. This vertical displacement generated a major tectonic tsunami that struck the southeast coast of Alaska, the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, and west coast of the United States.

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