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DLNR closes coastal area parks due to possible tsunami surges

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will keep closed its coastal and low-lying state parks and forest areas (including wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves and game management areas) on all islands on Thursday morning until staff are able to monitor adjacent ocean conditions for safety before reopening them.

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Tsunami Advisory cancelled for Hawaii after very strong 8.3M quake in Chile

Based upon available data the Central Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a major tsunami is NOT expected to strike Hawaii. However sea level changes and strong currents may occur that could be hazardous to swimmers, boaters and along coastal areas. As of 7:33 a.m. Thursday (Sept 17) the tsunami advisory has been cancelled.

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Very strong 7.0M quake in the Solomon Islands area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands at 4:27 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday, July 18 2015. Based on all data available to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center… the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now mostly passed. Any remaining threat should be evaluated by local authorities in […]

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Very strong 7.4M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii, epicenter area on alert

Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 km of the earthquake epicenter.

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Wreckage of a clubhouse on Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo, Hawai‘i, caused by a tsunami generated by the April 1, 1946, earthquake in the Aleutian Islands. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Volcano Watch: April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii

April 1, 2015, marked the 69th anniversary of the 1946 tsunami that devastated the Island of Hawai‘i, causing widespread damage and taking 159 lives.

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Very strong 7.5M quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Based on all available data a destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. Papua new Guinea is forecast to possibly have waves one to three meters in height. Tsunami waves of less than 0.3 meters (about a foot) are possible in Hawaii.

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (June 3-10)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ CALLS REPORT ON LONG WAIT TIMES AT HAWAII VA UNACCEPTABLE A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) audit found that the average wait time for new patients seeking primary care at the VA Medical Center in Honolulu was 145 days, significantly higher than the desired goal of the VA. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz […]

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Very strong 7.5M earthquake in Papua New Guinea, no Pacific wide tsunami threat

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter. No tsunami threat exists for other coastal areas in the Pacific although some other areas may experience small sea level changes.

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Very strong 7.4M quake in Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. it may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter in the Solomon Islands. For those areas – when no major waves are observed for two hours after the estimated time of arrival or damaging waves have not occurred for at least two hours then local […]

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Volcano Watch: April 2014: Commemorating –­ and then monitoring – tsunamis

April is again Tsunami Awareness Month in the State of Hawaii. As in previous years, groups across the state are conducting exercises and other activities to increase awareness of, and preparedness for, tsunami hazards.

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Time travel map for tsunami or ocean surges from Chile earthquake on April 1, 2014.

Severe 8.2M quake strikes Chile, tsunami advisory cancelled for Hawaii

Tsunami wave heights across the state of Hawaii are now below advisory levels and are continuing to diminish. Based on all available data the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is now cancelling the tsunami advisory. Smaller sea level changes and strong or unusual currents may persist for several additional hours and appropriate caution should be exercised […]

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Emergency warning siren test scheduled for July 16

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency (CDA) will conduct a test of the emergency warning siren system on Tuesday, July 16 at 11:45 a.m. This test is necessary to confirm system readiness in the wake of adjustments and repairs performed immediately following the regular monthly test on July 1. During the July 1 […]

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