Saturday, February 27, 2010

Social Nets

Big earthquake in Chile, 8.8, major devastation, still counting the dead, though it doesn't look as if it will be anywhere near the destruction in Haiti.

Triggered a tsunami, and they are expecting it to reach Hilo at about 11:05 a.m. their time this morning. Live video streaming here, from the Big Island. About an hour and fifteen minutes as I write this. Some damage is expected in the low-lying areas, and you surely don't want to be on the beach, though they are saying the surge won't be so bad in Hilo, it will be bigger in other harbors where the water depths and shapes of the inlets are different.

Of course, the surfers are waxing down their boards and heading to the shore ...

I imagine that there will be video, photographs, and tweets galore as this happens. TV coverage, the whole enchilada. Fascinating to be able to see it live all over the planet.

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