After the major earthquake hit in Chile, the tsunami warning has been alerted. Already tsunami has attacked Japan in an island. tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii, Polynesia and Tonga, with waves expected to reach Hawaii at 11:19 a.m. local time (4:19 p.m. EST). A tsunami advisory has been issued for California, while tsunami warnings have been issued for 53 countries in total, including Australia and New Zealand.
We’re currently tracking the coverage online with a combination of live streams from local TV stations, official information from the NOAA and updates from Twitter and real-time search.
For those without access to the relevant channels, video streaming site Ustream is currently live streaming coverage of both the Chile earthquake aftermath and tsunami warnings for Hawaii and Pacific regions.
Coverage comes courtesy of local news channels.
We’ve embedded the channels below, and welcome your tips for following the earthquake and tsunami news elsewhere on the web.
Tsunami Warning for Hawaii Live Coverage
Hawaii Tsunami Warnings – CBS Live
Live earthquake coverage from Chile
Here’s a collection of resources we’re using: please add your own in the comments.
1. Live streaming video (Ustream) – Ustream is helpfully providing TV coverage from local channels in Chile and Hawaii. We’ve aggregated the most relevant channels in a blog post.
2. Twitter hashtag #tsunami – Twitter users are tagging updates with #tsunami, and Twitter search is proving extremely useful for news tracking. Remember that Twitter’s advanced search lets you find updates posted from specific places – Chile or Hawaii, for instance.
3. Google Real-time search “Tsunami warning” – Google’s real-time search combines news results with postings from Twitter, blogs and other real-time sources. “Tsunami warning” delivers relevant results, but obviously tweak your search terms if you’re looking for something more specific.
4. NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center – The PTWC provides a collection of resources for those tracking the tsunami, including maps of those areas where tsunami warnings and advisories have been issued.
5. NOAA’s Tsunami.gov – Tsunami.gov is the NOAA’s official tsunami site, providing links to their local warning centers. However, we’re getting limited uptime today, presumably due to heavy traffic. Using the other sources above may keep this site available to those who most need it.