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Contingency plans being prepared to intercept floating dock and handle before it reaches land

State, federal partners to monitor, respond to reports of possible tsunami debris

Contingency plans being prepared to intercept floating dock and handle before it reaches land

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Very strong 7.6M quake hits the Philippines no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. it may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter. 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 authorities can assume the […]

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Very strong 7.3M quake off the coast of El Salvador, tsunami warning cancelled for Central America, no threat to Hawaii

TSUNAMI WARNING CANCELLATION … THE TSUNAMI WARNING AND/OR WATCH ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IS NOW CANCELLED FOR COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / EL SALVADOR / HONDURAS / GUATEMALA / PANAMA / MEXICO

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While in transit from Hawaii to Guam, the research vessel Kilo Moana detected the February 2012 Chilean tsunami. (Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology)

GPS on commercial ships could improve tsunami warnings

‘Our discovery indicates that the vast fleet of commercial ships traveling the ocean each day could become a network of accurate tsunami sensors’

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Severe 8.6M earthquake strikes off the coast of Sumatra, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

A severe 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra at 10:38 p.m. HST. Because the epicenter is in the Indian Ocean there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii. However there is a tsunami watch in effect for the Indian Ocean. DART Buoys indicate a tsunami was generated in the Indian Ocean. Check with […]

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April is Tsunami Awareness month in Hawaii

April is Tsunami Awareness month in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE NOAA’s National Weather Service offices in Hawaii and the Hawaii State Civil Defense have partnered to raise public awareness to the dangers of tsunamis and commemorate the 159 lives lost to the April 1, 1946 tsunami – the most destructive in Hawaii’s history – during Tsunami Awareness Month. NOAA also encourages residents to […]

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Kona ceremony commemorates 2011 tsunami

Kona ceremony commemorates 2011 tsunami

MEDIA RELEASE Many groups worked together to organize the March 11 Tsunami Commemoration held in Kailua Village. In addition to KVBID, groups helping with the commemoration included Ahuena Heiau Inc., Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, County of Hawaii, Hulihee Palace, Island Breeze, Kai Ehitu Canoe Club, Kai Opua Canoe Club, Keauhou Canoe […]

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Underwater topography directed the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami’s power

Scientists have known for years that the shape of the seafloor plays a role in how tsunami waves build up as they approach the coastline. Underwater topography also determines why some areas get hit worse than others.

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NASA finds 'merging tsunami' doubled Japan destruction

NASA finds ‘merging tsunami’ doubled Japan destruction

MEDIA RELEASE NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized “merging tsunami.” The tsunami doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power at landfall. Data from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two […]

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Although no reported widespread tsunami threat exists from the 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Japan Wednesday (June 22) a tsunami near the epicenter could occur. The tsunami Advisory issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency for Iwate Prefecture in Japan has been cancelled as of 7:45 a.m. JST June 23, 2011.

No widespread tsunami threat from 6.7M earthquake in Japan

Although no reported widespread tsunami threat exists from the 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Japan Wednesday (June 22) a tsunami near the epicenter could occur. The tsunami Advisory issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency for Iwate Prefecture in Japan has been cancelled as of 7:45 a.m. JST June 23, 2011.

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New lawns, landscaping and oceanfront paths, enhanced beach and improved views from some suites

Four Seasons ready to welcome back guests

New lawns, landscaping and oceanfront paths, enhanced beach and improved views from some suites

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Hawaiian Airlines members of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA) have donated $14,500 to assist victims of earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan, the latest outpouring of charity from a pilot group with special ties to Asia.

Hawaiian Airlines pilots raise funds for Japanese disaster relief

Hawaiian Airlines members of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA) have donated $14,500 to assist victims of earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan, the latest outpouring of charity from a pilot group with special ties to Asia.

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Tsunami 2011: Condolence books in Kona, Hilo

Tsunami 2011: Condolence books in Kona, Hilo

Books of condolence now are available for signing at the mayor’s offices in Hilo and Kona, allowing Big Island residents to share their messages with the people of Japan. Art Taniguchi, Bank of Hawaii regional vice president and Honorary Consul General of Japan to Hilo, unveiled the books Thursday and said they give an opportunity […]

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The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Hawaii and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by tsunami waves on March 11, 2011.
 
Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the tsunami waves in Hawaii County, Maui County, and the City and County of Honolulu.

President Obama signs Hawaii disaster declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Hawaii and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by tsunami waves on March 11, 2011. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for […]

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