How big were the waves from the 2010 Chile quake?

Just curious to see how it compares. Looked on Google, couldn't find historical info just tidal predictions.

bandrach, Sep 18, 7:04 pm

Hi Rach - not very big!
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/02/27/us-quake-chile-newzealand-idUSTRE61Q2ZE20100227 And this video of Mapua shows just how massive it was! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3DWbP62MUs

Apologies in advance if the links don't work and you need to copy and paste

brierta1, Sep 18, 7:18 pm

Actually this one is better - it has a video of one of the waves hitting chch estuary in 2010.
You can come and sleep over here if you like!
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/72149300/tsunami-warning-for-canterbury.html

brierta1, Sep 18, 7:25 pm

Cool. Thanks

bandrach, Sep 18, 7:25 pm



If you see us floating past feel free to rope us in

bandrach, Sep 18, 7:28 pm

Will do - any particular order of rescue - kids first and husband last?

brierta1, Sep 18, 7:38 pm



LOL. so naughty

bandrach, Sep 19, 7:13 am

people shouldn't only depend on 'how big the waves' appear because this will give you a totally false impression. it is the wall that is created behind he wave, to wave height , that can extend up to 100 kilometres behind the wave, and this creates an alteration in sea level and massive pressure. you can get totally knocked off your feet by a very very low tsunami 'wave'. A tsunami 'wave' is not like any normal wave.

waikeewonder, Sep 19, 9:00 am



Always self first lol

waikeewonder, Sep 19, 9:00 am

were there any other countries affected when we had our quakes with a tidal wave like we were warned for last night.

honest-reliable, Sep 19, 12:51 pm

The chile one in 2010 was lucky it was low tide when it came in

jodlbauer, Sep 19, 3:26 pm

the Tsunami for NZ has been cancelled, thought was too far fetched, so no-one has to worry now, I wasn't

kids4ever, Sep 19, 3:49 pm



It was indeed . my stupid uncle was at South Brighton gathering tuatua . the wave chased him up the beach and he got a wet arse lol .

golfaholic2, Sep 19, 3:59 pm

I remember it sucked the water out really low in lyttelton harbour, never seen the slipway so exposed before, hubby was out fishing and when they came in his mate kept falling over on the slipway.

tandj3, Sep 19, 4:16 pm



It wasn't "too far fetched". It's simply over.

We should treat each and every warning as a serious threat. We simply can't tell till they get here which ones really will be.

astrophe, Sep 19, 5:49 pm

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