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Tsunami Threat To Hawaii Still Being Evaluated After 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes off Chile

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
Civildefense
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED AT
THIS TIME. HOWEVER... THE TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII IS STILL
BEING EVALUATED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0147 PM HST 01 APR 2014
   COORDINATES - 19.8 SOUTH   70.8 WEST
   LOCATION    - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
   MAGNITUDE   - 8.0  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED AN EXPANDING
 REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH FOR PARTS OF THE PACIFIC
 LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. AN EVALUATION OF THE PACIFIC
 WIDE TSUNAMI THREAT IS UNDERWAY AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT
 HAWAII COULD BE ELEVATED TO A WATCH OR WARNING STATUS.

 IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL
 TIME IS  0324 AM HST WED 02 APR 2014

FURTHER STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS
WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.

*CORRECTION* Rogue Wave… Not New Footage of the 2011 Tsunami Coming on Shore in Hawaii

UPDATE:  Larry O’Brien Commented the following:

The 2011 tsunami hit in the dark, around 4am. This is “just” a rogue wave, not a tsunami (which rolls in and rolls in for minutes). The crowd sounds Australian?

Here is some new footage of the 2011 Japan Tsunami that reached as far away as Hawaii.

A snippet from the clip below of the 2011 Tsunami that hit Japan and reached as far away as Hawaii

This footage appears to be taken in Hawaii from what the youtube user described the video as:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/y3iey0RbjDM]

Time Lapse Video of the Tsunami Surge in Kailua-Kona

Here is a time lapse video of the Tsunami Surge that hit Kailua-Kona this morning following the 9.1 earthquake off the coast of Japan.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjCV182S5y4]

Was It Really Necessary to Have Two Siren Blasts Each Time?

I think the Big Island folks that were in charge of this recent tsunami evacuation did a pretty good job of keeping folks informed of things.

I will say that other islands seemed to have much more information available to them as even Mayor Mufi Hanneman was using social media to send out messages!

I understand the need to alert folks of an upcoming tsunami, but was it really necessary to blasts the sirens for as long as they did and have them doubled up like they were?

I’m still worried that at some point folks might just become a bit to complacent about the sirens.

There was a lesson to be learned in the Aesop’s Fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf“.

HPD HAS SECURED ALL COASTAL AREAS

Hawaii County Civil Defense Message:

Entry to all coastal areas is now prohibited.  First Wave estimated time of arrival 11:00 am.  Oceancraft well off shore not at risk.

Thank you for a successful evacuation.

TSUNAMI SIRENS SCHEDULED for INTERVALS

There will be siren intervals counting down to the actual waves that are expected to hit.

Siren Schedule 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30

Hawaii County Civil Defense has asked folks to be evacuated