RAW VIDEO: Hawaii tsunami evacuation – Hilo Airport shut down

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Video by David Corrigan

It seemed like deja vu for the residents of seaside Keaukaha on Thursday night / Friday morning, as the coastal inhabitants of Hawaii Island began to evacuate before a predicted tsunami makes landfall.

A 8.9 earthquake in Japan has triggered a tsunami warning in Hawaii. Terrible images of rushing water consuming coastal cities in Japan have already been seen on network television.

The Keaukaha community, as it has done in past drills and warning scenarios, drove across the closed runway of Hilo International Airport to make a quick getaway.

It was around this time last year that the same scenario played out, after an earthquake in Chile triggered a tsunami warning in Hawaii.

Officials say mandatory evacuations for those living in the tsunami zone will be underway by 2 a.m.

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  1. Kezang Dawa said:

    we pray for the humble people of japan for being hit by the 8.9 earth quake and we pray for the departed soul those who have lost the life. Hope soul will rest in peace.

  2. Adamson Nyau said:

    Has the tsunami affected the bib vessels that had taken off like the dyvi Baltic which was on the way to Africa?

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