BREAKING: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Issues Tsunami Advisory For Hawaii Following Chilean 8.2 Quake

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At 5:46pm the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami advisory for Hawaii, following a massive 8.2 earthquake earlier today off the coast of Chile. Here’s the meat of the Advisory: BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER… SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR […]

UPDATED: Massive Chilean Quake May Pose Tsunami Risk To Hawaii

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UPDATE, 3:40pm HST: The Maui News is reporting that disaster officials are still evaluating the tsunami threat to Hawaii and hope to announce their report by 5pm. PREVIOUS STORY: At 1:47pm Hawaii time, an 8.2 earthquake struck Chile, about 62 miles off the coast of Iquique, according to the most recent Pacific Tsunami Warning Center report […]

The Tsunami That Was Not And Wailuku Main Street Association Unilaterally Cancels Its Own Lease

ANOTHER DOOMSDAY FAKEOUT As I write these words, the East Coast is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy–one of the largest storms ever recorded in the North Atlantic. There was severe flooding in New York and Atlantic City. The storm’s total death toll in the Caribbean and U.S. is nearly 100, and it’s still affecting an […]

While Hurricane Sandy Batters East Coast, We Take Stock Of Another Hawaii Tsunami Doomsday Fakeout

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As I write these words, Hurricane Sandy–one of the largest storms ever recorded in the North Atlantic–has begun to batter the east coast of the U.S. Atlantic City is flooded and Manhattan is essentially closed for business. The storm’s death toll in the Caribbean is 66, and it’s currently affecting an estimated 50 million people […]

Aloha Initiative helps Japanese Tsunami Survivors with Vacations to Hawaii

  For Japanese tsunami survivors, a little Maui sunshine and R&R could be just what the doctor ordered. But when your home has been destroyed, your work environment and way to make a living washed away, to say nothing of family and friends getting killed, showing up at the Red Cross to ask for a […]

Maui Tsunami 2011: Numbers, Pictures & Stories

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March 10 started—and nearly ended—like any other day in Hawaii. It was already dark and many had gone home for the evening when the word came in: a massive earthquake had rocked the ocean floor off the coast of Japan and sent a tsunami cascading across the country’s northeastern region. And, officials cautioned, the rest of […]

Text Donations to the Red Cross, Help Japan Tsunami Victims

As the extent of the devastation is revealed, and the crisis continues, it’s time for everyone to help. Here’s a quick, simple way: text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to the tsunami relief effort. Here’s a link to more info.

Lahaina Harbor when I got back to land (via @joewouldgo @plantawish)

Yep, boats sure got messed up in Lahaina during #HITsunami 2011. I wonder what the shipwreck looks like when you walk the sea wall? Hoping to scope out Lahaina for myself. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

Late in the Day: 2pm Tsunami Surge Kahului Harbor – #HITsunami

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via flickr.com All the kids were out on the reef around 2:30 pm then all of a sudden the water came back in. this all happened within a 15 min period. The ocean is still acting strange. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

PHOTO: Lahaina Harbor damage (via Duane F. via @jodyyoshida)

Lahaina Harbor’s dock is thrashed. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

PHOTOS: Lahaina Harbor damage – Pieces of dock missing / Where’s the water? (via @saramcdonald)

Boats that left Lahaina Harbor have not been allowed to return yet. Unconfirmed reports of four sunken vessels inside harbor. See the full gallery on Posterous Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

PHOTOS: #HITsunami Aftermath – Ho’okipa, Paia and Kahului (via @anuheayagi @mauitime)

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*** Lifeguard Cameron Layer stands guard at Ho’okipa Beach Park, early this morning. A six-foot piece of ply board debris on Paia Bay beach. No other notable debris or damage. Highest tide line very near Paia Youth Center. #HITsunami floodwater near Puunene and Kaahumanu Ave. intersection. Kamehameha Ave. closed to makai-bound traffic. These saltwater pools […]

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS of #HITsunami March 2011: Maalaea Harbor damage – (via @kaiscapes @peterliu47)

via flickr.com Most damage in South Maui found along N. Kihei Rd. Boats in Maalaea Harbor have been devastated. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

VIDEO: Tsunami devastation in Hawaii, May 25, 1960 (via CBS News)

Check out this website I found at cbsnews.com The destruction of this earthquake in 1960 is sobering. We have come a ways with our development of the warning system. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

May 25, 1960: Tsunami devastation in Hawaii – CBS News Video

Check out this website I found at cbsnews.com The destruction of this earthquake in 1960 is sobering. We have come a ways with our development of the warning system. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous

Maui Kahului Harbor Area Linekona Pl Wailuku home damage #HITSUNAMI part 4 of 5 – @tommyrusso ‘s @posterous

via tommyrusso.posterous.com Incredible, this home is destroyed. Unbelievable. We got so lucky. Posted via email from jenrusso’s posterous