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All 3 men guilty of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/ahmaud-arbery-killing-trial-verdict-watch-11-24-21/index.html
By Mike Hayes, Aditi Sangal, Adrienne Vogt, Meg Wagner and Melissa Mahtani, CNN
Updated 2:00 p.m. ET, November 24, 2021

JUST IN: A jury has found all three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder.

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. were charged with malice and felony murder in Arbery's death, which sparked national outrage after a video of his shooting was made public.

Arbery was jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, when he was fatally shot in 2020.


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World's first living robots can now reproduce, scientists say

By Katie Hunt, CNN
Updated 4:04 PM ET, Mon November 29, 2021

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/29/americas/xenobots-self-replicating-robots-scn/index.html

(CNN) The US scientists who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce -- and in a way not seen in plants and animals.

Formed from the stem cells of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from which it takes its name, xenobots are less than a millimeter (0.04 inches) wide. The tiny blobs were first unveiled in 2020 after experiments showed that they could move, work together in groups and self-heal.

Now the scientists that developed them at the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering said they have discovered an entirely new form of biological reproduction different from any animal or plant known to science.

"I was astounded by it," said Michael Levin, a professor of biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University who was co-lead author of the new research.

"Frogs have a way of reproducing that they normally use but when you ... liberate (the cells) from the rest of the embryo and you give them a chance to figure out how to be in a new environment, not only do they figure out a new way to move, but they also figure out apparently a new way to reproduce."

Robot or organism?

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to develop into different cell types. To make the xenobots, the researchers scraped living stem cells from frog embryos and left them to incubate. There's no manipulation of genes involved.

"Most people think of robots as made of metals and ceramics but it's not so much what a robot is made from but what it does, which is act on its own on behalf of people," said Josh Bongard, a computer science professor and robotics expert at the University of Vermont and lead author of the study.

"In that way it's a robot but it's also clearly an organism made from genetically unmodified frog cell."

Bongard said they found that the xenobots, which were initially sphere-shaped and made from around 3,000 cells, could replicate. But it happened rarely and only in specific circumstances. The xenobots used "kinetic replication" -- a process that is known to occur at the molecular level but has never been observed before at the scale of whole cells or organisms, Bongard said.

With the help of artificial intelligence, the researchers then tested billions of body shapes to make the xenobots more effective at this type of replication. The supercomputer came up with a C-shape that resembled Pac-Man, the 1980s video game. They found it was able to find tiny stem cells in a petri dish, gather hundreds of them inside its mouth, and a few days later the bundle of cells became new xenobots.

"The AI didn't program these machines in the way we usually think about writing code. It shaped and sculpted and came up with this Pac-Man shape," Bongard said.

"The shape is, in essence, the program. The shape influences how the xenobots behave to amplify this incredibly surprising process."

The xenobots are very early technology -- think of a 1940s computer -- and don't yet have any practical applications. However, this combination of molecular biology and artificial intelligence could potentially be used in a host of tasks in the body and the environment, according to the researchers. This may include things like collecting microplastics in the oceans, inspecting root systems and regenerative medicine.

While the prospect of self-replicating biotechnology could spark concern, the researchers said that the living machines were entirely contained in a lab and easily extinguished, as they are biodegradable and regulated by ethics experts.

The research was partially funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a federal agency that oversees the development of technology for military use.

"There are many things that are possible if we take advantage of this kind of plasticity and ability of cells to solve problems," Bongard said.

The study was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PNAS on Monday.

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Marilyn Manson's Home Is Raided by L.A. County Sheriff in Ongoing Sexual Assault Investigation

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^exactly!

but, wait... there's more!


Marilyn Manson is down a 2022 Grammy nomination. According to the New York Times,
the Recording Academy has removed the 52-year-old shock-rocker from the Best Rap Song category,
in which he was previously nominated for his contribution to Kanye West’s Donda album.
However, the move is unrelated to his ongoing sexual abuse case.


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The parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect are charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the rampage
By Sonia Moghe and Aya Elamroussi, CNN

Updated 1:26 PM ET, Fri December 3, 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/03/us/michigan-oxford-high-school-shooting-superintendent-message/index.html

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 12:36 p.m. ET]

The parents of the 15-year-old charged in this week's deadly shooting at Michigan's Oxford High School have been charged with four counts each of homicide involuntary manslaughter.

The charges against James and Jennifer Crumbley were filed Friday morning in 52nd District Court in Rochester Hills.

It is rare for parents to be charged like this, CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said.

"What the prosecutor is saying is: Let's look at the parents' responsibility," Honig said. "This is really a new frontier."

James Crumbley bought the gun four days before it was used in the shooting, prosecutor Karen McDonald said Friday at a news conference. Sophomore Ethan Crumbley was with him and later posted on social media about the gun.

Jennifer Crumbley also posted about the gun on social media, calling it "his new Christmas present," McDonald said.

"It's been a devastating week for us," McDonald said. "There are other individuals who contributed, ... and it's my intention to hold them accountable as well."
Prosecutors will try to show that Ethan Crumbley's parents were criminally negligent and contributed to or caused a dangerous situation, Honig said.

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Biden and Putin speak at a critical moment for Ukraine
By Maegan Vazquez, CNN

Updated 11:17 AM ET, Tue December 7, 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/07/politics/biden-putin-call-ukraine/index.html

Washington (CNN) President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are speaking over a secure video call on Tuesday in what is expected to be a highly consequential meeting for the two leaders amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

During the last several months, Russia has erected supply lines, including medical units and fuel, that could sustain a drawn-out conflict should Moscow choose to invade Ukraine, two sources familiar with the latest intelligence assessments told CNN. And recent US intelligence findings estimate Russia could begin a military offensive in Ukraine in a matter of months as it amasses up to 175,000 troops along the border.

The meeting began shortly after 10 a.m. ET, according to the White House.

In what was expected to be one of the most pivotal foreign policy meetings of Biden's still-young presidency, the President was set to lay out to Putin what sanctions and other actions the US could take if the Russian President decides to invade Ukraine. The US intelligence community believes Putin has still not made up his mind to launch a military offensive against Ukraine, and Biden plans to tell Putin the US is prepared to take "substantive economic countermeasures" meant to inflict "significant and severe economic harm on the Russian economy" should Putin go ahead with a military escalation, a senior administration official told reporters Monday.

The two leaders took part in a summit in Geneva last June. Their last publicly known call was in July.

On Monday, the Pentagon confirmed that it has continued to observe "added military capability" by Russian forces along the country's border with Ukraine.
"What we continue to see, and what we continue to see is added capability that President Putin continues to add, added military capability in the western part of his country and around Ukraine," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

US officials in recent days have weighed whether to issue wide-reaching sanctions on Russia meant to deter Putin from launching an invasion into Ukraine. They include new actions against members of Putin's inner circle and on Russian energy producers, and one potential "nuclear option" -- disconnecting Russia from the SWIFT international payment system used by banks around the world.

The officials said final decisions hadn't been made on whether and when to apply the new sanctions, and said the Biden administration is currently in talks with European partners -- many of whom have closer economic relationships to Russia -- in the hopes of coordinating action.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during Monday's press briefing that Biden "will be clear -- as we have conveyed publicly -- that we have been preparing a range of economic sanctions or economic options that could have a detrimental impact on the Russian economy."

The administration is also exploring options for a potential evacuation of US citizens from Ukraine if Russia were to invade the country and create a dire security situation, half a dozen sources tell CNN. The contingency planning is being led by the Pentagon, the sources said, and comes as the administration briefs Congress on how the US is preparing. In a "gloomy" briefing to senators by senior State Department official Victoria Nuland on Monday night, Nuland outlined the tough sanctions package being prepared by the administration in response to a potential Russian attack but acknowledged that the US' options to deter an invasion are fairly limited, a person familiar with the briefing said.

The Russian leader is expected to come to the meeting with demands of his own.

Putin relayed last week that he would call for specific agreements that would rule out any further NATO expansion eastward and deployment of its weaponry close to Russia's borders. Should Putin tell Biden on Tuesday that NATO must not admit Ukraine as a member -- as he is expected to do -- Biden is not likely to accede to the demand.

Biden held a call with European allies Monday night to discuss "their shared concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine's borders and Russia's increasingly harsh rhetoric," according to a White House statement.

The leaders on the call -- which included French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson -- called on Russia to deescalate tensions and voiced support for Ukraine's sovereignty. The White House statement says the leaders "will stay in close touch, including in consultation with NATO allies and EU partners, on a coordinated and comprehensive approach."

A senior administration official said this week that the US has engaged in "intensive discussions with our European partners about what we would do collectively in the event of a major Russian military escalation."

The European Union "continues to fully support Ukraine in the face of the Russian aggression," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a tweet on Tuesday.

"We will respond to any further aggressions, by scaling-up and expanding existing sanctions," she added.
She also said the EU was "ready to take additional restrictive measures, in coordination with our partners."

"The rise of extremism and autocracy can also be a security issue for countries. In this context, we must also speak about the Russian military movements and their massive build-up along Ukraine's eastern border," she continued.

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That's what happens when the Russians don't have a pee-pee tape of you ! You're not afraid to react...
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Judge rules sexual assault lawsuit against Prince Andrew can move ahead

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/12/us/prince-andrew-virginia-giuffre/index.html

(CNN)A federal judge in New York on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Prince Andrew filed by Virginia Giuffre, a woman who alleges she was sexually trafficked to the royal when she was underage.

"Ms. Giuffre's complaint is neither 'unintelligible' nor 'vague' nor 'ambiguous,'" Judge Lewis Kaplan wrote in the ruling. "It alleges discrete incidents of sexual abuse in particular circumstances at three identifiable locations. It identifies to whom it attributes that sexual abuse."

Giuffre alleged in the lawsuit that the late financier Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her and forced her to have sex with his friends, including the Prince, and that Andrew was aware she was underage (17) in the US at the time. She alleges the Prince sexually abused her at Epstein's private island in the US Virgin Islands, at his mansion in Manhattan and at his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell's home in London.

Prince Andrew has denied the allegations and had moved to dismiss the suit. CNN has reached out to his attorneys for further comment.

The ruling sets up a dramatic series of legal proceedings for Queen Elizabeth II's third child that could have major ramifications for Buckingham Palace. The long-running allegations against Andrew, 61, have already dramatically tarnished his public standing, and he stepped back from royal duties in late 2019.

Andrew has until July 14 to potentially answer questions about the case under oath, following a ruling made by Kaplan last year. If the case is not settled, Prince Andrew could face a trial date between September and December 2022.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment, saying, "We would not comment on what is an ongoing legal matter."

Giuffre's attorney Sigrid McCawley said the judge's ruling is "another important step in Virginia's heroic and determined pursuit of justice as a survivor of sex trafficking."

The civil suit stems from the sprawling and disturbing allegations against Epstein, the wealthy sex offender who befriended a series of powerful men despite a sketchy history.

Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to state prostitution charges and in July 2019 was indicted on federal sex trafficking charges. Prosecutors accused him of carrying out a decades long scheme of sexual abuse of underage girls, flying them on private planes to his properties in Florida, New York, New Mexico and the US Virgin Islands. He died by suicide in prison before he could face trial.

Maxwell, his former girlfriend and close associate, was arrested in 2020 and accused of facilitating the abuse scheme. A federal jury convicted her in December on five federal counts, including sex trafficking a minor and conspiracy.

Giuffre was not one of the four women who testified in Maxwell's trial that they had been abused. Still, she was mentioned in the trial when Carolyn, one of the victims, testified that Giuffre had recruited her to come to Epstein's home in Palm Beach, Florida.

What the ruling means

Kaplan's ruling Wednesday allowed the lawsuit to continue, but he did not determine the facts or validity of the case.

The prince's attorneys had argued that Giuffre's lawsuit violated the terms of her 2009 settlement agreement with Epstein in Florida, in which she agreed to a "general release" of claims against Epstein and others. That settlement, which was released to the public last week, shows that Epstein paid Giuffre $500,000 to drop the case without any admission of liability or fault. The prince's name does not explicitly appear as a party.

However, Giuffre's attorney David Boies argued the settlement is irrelevant to her claim against the prince, noting Andrew did not know about it at the time and that it didn't apply to him.

In the ruling, Kaplan wrote that both sides put forth "reasonable interpretations" of the settlement's meaning.

"The agreement therefore is ambiguous. Accordingly, the determination of the meaning of the release language in the 2009 Agreement must await further proceedings," he wrote.

Giuffre brought her case under the Child Victims Act, a New York state law enacted in 2019 that temporarily expanded the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases to give survivors more opportunities to seek justice. Prince Andrew's attorneys argued that the law is unconstitutional, but the judge rejected the argument, citing another judge's analysis that this line of argument was "creative" but "without merit."

Further, the judge denied the defense's request for a clearer statement of facts from Giuffre, writing in his opinion that Prince Andrew will naturally obtain more details about the claims during the pretrial discovery process. Kaplan also rejected the defense assertion that Giuffre's claims in the complaint are vague or ambiguous.

What Giuffre alleges

In claims made prior to filing her lawsuit, Giuffre alleged that in 2001 Epstein brought her to London, where she was introduced to Prince Andrew and went dancing at a nightclub with Epstein, Maxwell and the Prince.

In a BBC interview broadcast in 2019, Giuffre said she had been taken to the Tramp nightclub where, Giuffre alleged, Andrew asked her to dance and was "sweating all over me."

Andrew has denied the claims, telling the BBC in 2019: "It didn't happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever."

He claimed in the same interview that he could not sweat, due to a rare medical condition, and that on the night he is alleged to have had sex with Giuffre, he was in fact taking his daughter to a party at a Pizza Express restaurant in Woking, southwest of London.

Giuffre's lawyers asked Andrew in court filings to provide documents proving both of those claims. Andrew's team responded that he was unable to do so, because he has no documents proving a medical condition that prevents sweating, and could not identity anyone he encountered at the pizza restaurant.

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Tonga eruption likely the world's largest in 30 years - scientist

Kim Moodie of RNZ

08:50, January the 17th, 2022.

Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 years ago, volcanologist Shane Cronin says.

The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano, about 65km north of Nuku'alofa, on Saturday shot thick ash and steam 20km skywards.

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In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite shows an undersea volcano eruption near Tonga on Saturday.

The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground.
University of Auckland volcanologist Professor Shane Cronin said scenes on the ground would have appeared apocalyptic after the eruption: ash clouds blotting out the sun, thunderclaps of booming shockwaves and thousands of lightening strikes.

READ MORE:

* Live: Air force flight on standby to head to tsunami-hit Tonga

* New Zealand stands ready to help Tonga in wake of devastating tsunami

* 'Rapid bang': Kiwis hear Tongan volcano erupt from thousands of kilometres away

* Tonga volcano: Photos and video give first glimpse of tsunami's impact

* Tonga volcano: Concern for 8000 people in the Ha'apai group as communication lines still down

* An earlier eruption

"The clouds that people could see in the distance, the booming noises and then the waves coming from the first tsunami...The next step is when the ash clouds spread across Tongatapu, and that ash cloud is so dense with fine ash particles that it blocks the sun completely, so it gets really dark."

Cronin said rain, small pebbles and many centimetres of ash would have rained down.

"This is an eruption best witnessed from space," he said.

The ash clouds ballooned over the island after the eruption, forming an umbrella with a diameter of 260km.

"The large and explosive lateral spread of the eruption suggests that it was probably the biggest one since about the 1991 eruption of Pinatubo," Cronin said.

Scientists are predicting that Tonga's main island, Tongatapu, could be blanketed in ash on Sunday. Auckland University volcanologist Professor Shane Cronin says the magma type erupted is what's called an intermediate composition - similar to what comes from the Ruapehu volcano.
He said early data suggested the eruption could measure as high as five on the volcanic explosivity index (VEI).

The index estimates the strength and potential impact of an eruption on an eight-point scale, with each successive interval representing a tenfold increase in energy.

Cronin said a VEI-5 eruption would happen once or twice in a decade globally.

The Mount Pinatubo eruption, which had a VEI of six, pumped 15m tonnes of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere and cooled the earth by one degree for the next year and a half.

Cronin said Tonga's water supply and agriculture could be severely affected in the fallout from the eruption and international aid will be critical.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said the Defence Force's top focus was delivering clear water to Tonga.

Cronin said as well as being a health hazard, volcanic ash could produce acid rain and leachates which can destroy crops.

"The acid associated with the volcanic ash can burn the leaves of crops, leafy vegetables, things like that.

"It's pretty bad for a lot of crops, particularly broadleaf crops - bananas and squash, things like that.

"Acid rain can cause the burning of plant leaves and so on, as well."

He said drinking ash-contaminated water could cause an upset stomach and health issues.

NIWA hydrodynamics scientist and tsunami expert Dr Emily Lane said the devastating tsunami that followed the eruption was also a rare occurrence.

Most tsunami are triggered by underwater earthquakes, and only about 5 per cent of historical tsunamis have been caused by volcanic eruptions, she said.

"We haven't seen a volcanic tsunami of this magnitude in over 100 years," she said.

"This is pretty much shattering the mould. One of the tricky things about tsunamis is that they happen very infrequently; think about the Japanese tsunami and its predecessor was over 1000 years beforehand.

"We haven't seen very many volcanic tsunamis. We've certainly never seen a volcanic tsunami that has affected the entire Pacific in this way."

Lane said the only similar volcanic tsunami event was Indonesia's Krakatau eruption in 1883, which killed tens of thousands of people and obliterated the island.

Atmosphere pressure disturbances from the volcano saw sea level disturbances recorded across the Pacific afterwards, including in New Zealand, where tsunami waves higher than one metre above sea level were recorded in areas including Warkworth and the upper reaches of Waitematā harbour.

"Tsunami scientists are literally going, 'Wow', about this," Lane said.

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Tonga eruption likely the world's largest in 30 years - scientist

Kim Moodie of RNZ

08:50, January the 17th, 2022.

Early data from Tonga's violent volcanic eruption suggests it is the biggest blast since Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines 30 years ago, volcanologist Shane Cronin says.

The eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano, about 65km north of Nuku'alofa, on Saturday shot thick ash and steam 20km skywards.

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JAPAN METEOROLOGY/AP
In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite shows an undersea volcano eruption near Tonga on Saturday.

The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion sending large waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground.
University of Auckland volcanologist Professor Shane Cronin said scenes on the ground would have appeared apocalyptic after the eruption: ash clouds blotting out the sun, thunderclaps of booming shockwaves and thousands of lightening strikes.

READ MORE:

* Live: Air force flight on standby to head to tsunami-hit Tonga

* New Zealand stands ready to help Tonga in wake of devastating tsunami

* 'Rapid bang': Kiwis hear Tongan volcano erupt from thousands of kilometres away

* Tonga volcano: Photos and video give first glimpse of tsunami's impact

* Tonga volcano: Concern for 8000 people in the Ha'apai group as communication lines still down

* An earlier eruption

"The clouds that people could see in the distance, the booming noises and then the waves coming from the first tsunami...The next step is when the ash clouds spread across Tongatapu, and that ash cloud is so dense with fine ash particles that it blocks the sun completely, so it gets really dark."

Cronin said rain, small pebbles and many centimetres of ash would have rained down.

"This is an eruption best witnessed from space," he said.

The ash clouds ballooned over the island after the eruption, forming an umbrella with a diameter of 260km.

"The large and explosive lateral spread of the eruption suggests that it was probably the biggest one since about the 1991 eruption of Pinatubo," Cronin said.

Scientists are predicting that Tonga's main island, Tongatapu, could be blanketed in ash on Sunday. Auckland University volcanologist Professor Shane Cronin says the magma type erupted is what's called an intermediate composition - similar to what comes from the Ruapehu volcano.
He said early data suggested the eruption could measure as high as five on the volcanic explosivity index (VEI).

The index estimates the strength and potential impact of an eruption on an eight-point scale, with each successive interval representing a tenfold increase in energy.

Cronin said a VEI-5 eruption would happen once or twice in a decade globally.

The Mount Pinatubo eruption, which had a VEI of six, pumped 15m tonnes of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere and cooled the earth by one degree for the next year and a half.

Cronin said Tonga's water supply and agriculture could be severely affected in the fallout from the eruption and international aid will be critical.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said the Defence Force's top focus was delivering clear water to Tonga.

Cronin said as well as being a health hazard, volcanic ash could produce acid rain and leachates which can destroy crops.

"The acid associated with the volcanic ash can burn the leaves of crops, leafy vegetables, things like that.

"It's pretty bad for a lot of crops, particularly broadleaf crops - bananas and squash, things like that.

"Acid rain can cause the burning of plant leaves and so on, as well."

He said drinking ash-contaminated water could cause an upset stomach and health issues.

NIWA hydrodynamics scientist and tsunami expert Dr Emily Lane said the devastating tsunami that followed the eruption was also a rare occurrence.

Most tsunami are triggered by underwater earthquakes, and only about 5 per cent of historical tsunamis have been caused by volcanic eruptions, she said.

"We haven't seen a volcanic tsunami of this magnitude in over 100 years," she said.

"This is pretty much shattering the mould. One of the tricky things about tsunamis is that they happen very infrequently; think about the Japanese tsunami and its predecessor was over 1000 years beforehand.

"We haven't seen very many volcanic tsunamis. We've certainly never seen a volcanic tsunami that has affected the entire Pacific in this way."

Lane said the only similar volcanic tsunami event was Indonesia's Krakatau eruption in 1883, which killed tens of thousands of people and obliterated the island.

Atmosphere pressure disturbances from the volcano saw sea level disturbances recorded across the Pacific afterwards, including in New Zealand, where tsunami waves higher than one metre above sea level were recorded in areas including Warkworth and the upper reaches of Waitematā harbour.

"Tsunami scientists are literally going, 'Wow', about this," Lane said.

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We got some small tsunami waves from this here on the Oregon coast!

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We got some small tsunami waves from this here on the Oregon coast!

I heard that Santa Cruz got the largest wave(s).


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cory1984 wrote:
We got some small tsunami waves from this here on the Oregon coast!

I heard that Santa Cruz got the largest wave(s).

We got some. Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of a helicopter hovering over the harbor, which is never a good sign.

Turns out it was just a little flooding in the parking lot. Santa Cruz has a history of damage from tsunamis (a guy was killed in the tsunami after the Alaska earthquake in 1964), so this was much ado about nothing...

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coevad wrote:
cory1984 wrote:
We got some small tsunami waves from this here on the Oregon coast!

I heard that Santa Cruz got the largest wave(s).

We got some. Saturday morning I woke up to the sound of a helicopter hovering over the harbor, which is never a good sign.

Turns out it was just a little flooding in the parking lot. Santa Cruz has a history of damage from tsunamis (a guy was killed in the tsunami after the Alaska earthquake in 1964), so this was much ado about nothing...


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