Watching the tele lst night was - beyond belief. Had a mate over and we watched what we could as large tele was for some reason on regular programs - save SBS - which meant a small portable blac and white.
Watched what we could and investigated what i could - I would be busy today - and agin tomorrow - so - personally I actually found that slight bummer - as I always try to take those sorts of things in.
I have a mate who used to fly aeroplanes in Phillipines and I gave him a dall - he explained that Australia though placed on alert is protected largely by PNG. In 1960 when the earthquake hit Chile the tsunami crossed the ocean and washed up here - about 6 inches higher than others and crosed the street. ( as is the case with a king tide.)
I did not see the wave today - I havn't had a chance to even go to the beach ( I used to live on it - till Council ILLEGALLY stuck a shed in my way. ) . I did ask my mate last night about Phillipines and he explained - that it would hit there somewhere - but to be honest while the major cities may be well armed the isolated provinces may find out - way too late.
He also said Vietnam and PNG would get the force and I see on the news tonight - a small wave was observed in NZ. With no harm done. Personally I hoped there would be some coverage tonight as there have been some interesting stories. Hopefully - not all are true. To the people of Japan - hope thing s pick up sooner rather than later. - And no _I didn't want to watchg it to be morbid but I wonder - exactly what causes these massive shifts that creat gigantic devastating results. Would be nice if there were SOME consitent factors. Peter - Brisbane