Recorded on February 27, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder. Footage of the ebb and flo in San Diego harbor. Amazing Please excuse the fact that I didn’t edit any of this. I wanted it up right away
Video Rating: 4 / 5
Video of first 3 hours of tsunami inundation at small boat basin entrance of Crescent City harbor. Tsunami produced by M8.8 offshore Chile earthquake. The processed video is sped up by about 20X so that 3 hours is reproduced to be about 8.5 minutes in length. Note, the tsunami is not a wall of water but a series of long period waves, seen here as strong shifting currents in and out of the small boat basin. The surging and waning portions of the tsunami are about 15 minutes apart. This small boat basin typically has little or no current across the entrance. The anticipated maximum crest to trough amplitude of the tsunami was estimated by the West Coast Tsunami Warning Center to be about 0.6 m (2 ft). The change in sea level height is evident by the change in water height on the end of the rocky break-water directly across the channel. Several fishing and pleasure vessels moved out of the basin in advance of the tsunami. A few of them return during the course of the video and can be seen negotiating the channel in the swift currents of the tsunami.
Video Rating: 5 / 5