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Strong 7.4M quake in Japan which was under a tsunami warning, no threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 10:59 a.m. HAST on Monday, November 21, 2016. Tsunamis were generated along coasts located within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicenter. All tsunami advisories have since been lifted for Japan.

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Very strong earthquake in New Zealand, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 occurred in South Island, New Zealand at 1:03 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Multiple temblors are occuring in New Zealand following the main quake. Tsunami Warning issued for New Zealand. No advisories issue for Hawaii.

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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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