HILO – The possibility of a Great Aleutian Tsunami has emergency officials across the state of Hawaii redrawing inundation maps for the islands. Last week, the new extreme evacuation zones were unveiled on Oahu. The Big Island is currently working on its own updated maps.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]