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April 2, 2014
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VIDEO: Ceremony at Shinmachi Tsunami Memorial

HILO, Hawaii – Earlier in the day on Tuesday, under a rainy Hilo sky, a remembrance and reflection was held at the Site of Shinmachi by the Wailoa Art Center. The date of April 1st marked the 68th anniversary of the major tsunami that hit Hawaii in 1946, causing widespread damage in Hilo, killing 159 … Full article →

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April 2, 2014
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VIDEO: Tsunami Advisory begins Tsunami Awareness Month

Following 8.2 earthquake off the coast of northern Chile

HILO, Hawaii – On the anniversary of the April 1st tsunami that devastated East Hawaii – and on the very first day of Tsunami Awareness Month – a tsunami advisory was issued for the State of Hawaii following the magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday evening. A major tsunami did … Full article →

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April 1, 2014
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Tsunami Advisory posted for Hawaii after 8.2 earthquake in Chile

Major tsunami is not expected

Click media player above for latest Hawaii County Civil Defense message HONOLULU, Hawaii – A tsunami advisory is issued for the State of Hawaii effective as of 5:45 p.m. HST following the magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the coast of northern Chile. Based on all available data, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a major tsunami … Full article →

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April 1, 2014
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Tsunami threat to Hawaii being evaluated after 8.2 quake off Chile

UPDATE: Tsunami Advisory posted for Hawaii HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued an expanding regional tsunami warning and watch for parts of the Pacific located closer to the magnitude 8.0 earthquake off the coast of Northern Chile. UPDATE – The USGS now measures the earthquake at a magnitude 8.2. The Center … Full article →

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March 16, 2014
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7.0 quake off Chile, no tsunami for Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake off the coast of Chile did not generate a tsunami that would be a threat to Hawaii. The earthquake struck at 11:17 a.m. HST on Sunday 38 miles northwest of Iquiue, Chile, according to the United States Geological Survey. From the … Full article →

April 30, 2013

Hilo tsunami workshop set for Tuesday, May 21

by Alice Moon In partnership with the Pacific Tsunami Museum, the Hilo Downtown Improvement Association (DIA) and the Hilo Improvement Program (HIP) are offering a Tsunami Preparedness Workshop for businesses, community and families on Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7pm at the Pacific Tsunami Museum (130 Kamehameha Avenue). Featured speakers will include Dr. Gerard Fryer of … Full article →

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October 28, 2012
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VIDEO: Late tsunami sirens in East Hawaii questioned

Video by David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii: If you live on the east side of the Big Island and you think Saturday night’s tsunami sirens sounded a little late – in many cases after you were alerted to the tsunami warning from alternate sources – you are not alone. Reports of “late” tsunami sirens flooded the … Full article →

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October 28, 2012
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VIDEO: Tsunami brings strange tides to Wailoa Boat Harbor

Video by David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii: After Saturday night’s tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory, we took our camera to Hilo’s dark Wailoa Small Boat Harbor , where we were told the most noticeable effects of the  tsunami were seen. The harbor was mostly empty. Only a few boats were still moored, as residents knew to evacuate … Full article →

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October 28, 2012
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VIDEO: Hawaii tsunami warning downgraded, Big Island update

Video by David Corrigan (video uploading) HILO, Hawaii: The tsunami warning that was in effect for Hawaii was downgraded to a tsunami advisory shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday. The warning was declared shortly after a 7.7 earthquake struck near the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of Canada at around 5 p.m. on Saturday. After monitoring … Full article →

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October 27, 2012
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VIDEO: Hawaii tsunami – Hilo evacuates, mayor speaks

Video by David Corrigan (uploading) HILO, Hawaii: Hilo has been through this before, and they are not taking any chances today. Many residents in low lying areas on Hawaii Island fled their homes in anticipation of the tsunami that is expected to hit after 10:28 p.m. on Saturday night (HST). At the Hilo International Airport, … Full article →

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October 27, 2012
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Tsunami warning for Hawaii after 7.7 earthqauke

By David Corrigan HILO, Hawaii: The state of Hawaii is now under a tsunami warning after a 7.7 earthquake struck off the Queen Charlotte Islands Region (located in the province of British Columbia, Canada.) The estimated arrival time of the first wave is expected to be 10:28 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th… just a few hours … Full article →

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August 31, 2012
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No Hawaii tsunami from 7.6 Philippines earthquake, maybe currents

HAWAII: A tsunami is not expected for Hawaii after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Philippine Islands Region in the overnight hours, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. However, as of 5 a.m. Hawaii Time, a tsunami warning was in effect for Indonesia, the Philippines, and Belau. From the PTWC: EVALUATION SEA LEVEL READINGS CONFIRM … Full article →

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May 7, 2012
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Tsunami warnings could be improved by GPS on ships, study shows

HONOLULU, Hawaii: A new study conducted by the University of Hawaii and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center shows that commercial ships sailing around the globe could network to provide an improved tsunami warning system. From a weekend media release by the University of Hawaii, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology: Commercial ships travel … Full article →

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April 9, 2012
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VIDEO: This year’s Laupahoehoe Point Project extra emotional

The community gathered at the Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park last Thursday, in remembrance of the tragic April 1st, 1946 tsunami, while teachers and students face another change on the horizon.

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March 13, 2012
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VIDEO: Kona Tsunami – Napo’opo’o Village, one year later

Napoopoo Village was by far the worst hit residential village along the Kona coast. Today, the once devastated homes are all in various stages of repair.