VIDEO: Tsunami Clock Memorial Held As Disaster Marks 55 Years

Hilo's tsunami clock, forever stuck at 1:04.

HILO – The Waiakea Pirates Athletic Club held their annual memorial service at the base of the green tsunami clock at the edge of the Banyan Golf Course on Saturday morning. The clock stands forever stopped at 1:04, the time when an early morning tsunami devastated Hilo 55 years ago on May 23, 1960. The […]

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 […]

Tsunami Advisory posted for Hawaii after 8.2 earthquake in Chile

courtesy Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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 […]

Tsunami threat to Hawaii being evaluated after 8.2 quake off Chile

Energy map courtesy the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's / National Weather Service "National Tsunami Warning Center"

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 […]

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 […]