8.9 Magnitute Earthquake Hits Japan; Major Tsunami Warnings

Aloha all!  Drudge Report has all the details on the massive 8.9 Mag. earthquake that has hit northern Japan.  Here in the islands we are getting ready for the  first tsunami wave forecast for 3am.  I will check back in with more information as necessary.  Do not worry about the Monster and RedLemur; we are prepared.


Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issues guidelines

Posted: Mar 10, 2011 10:11 PM HST

Updated: Mar 10, 2011 10:16 PM HST

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Tsunami Warning has been issued for the State of Hawaii by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The first of several waves resulting from a severe earthquake off Honshu Japan is expected to arrive in the State at approximately 2:55 a.m.

Tsunamis pose a serious threat to ALL coastal areas of Oahu; repeat ALL coastal areas of Oahu. Residents living in coastal tsunami evacuation zones on Oahu as identified in the maps in the front of the telephone white page directory should begin evacuation immediately when outdoor warning sirens sound.



UPDATE: Alii Drive in Kona (Big Island) has taken damage. Big Island residents are still under evacuation order while the damage is being assessed.

Alii Drive, Big Island, Hawaii (H/T Hawaii Free Press)

Time lapse of several waves hitting Alii Drive, Kona Coast

By Logistics Monster


  • Thinking of you, friend. I know when you live in Hawaii, like living here on the East coast, it is not a matter of if, but when, for something like this (a message hammered home at the Tsunami Museum in Hilo).

    Keeping you in my prayers…

  • Praying this morning for all of the Hawaiian people this morning. Our family visited Kauai 4 years ago and fell in love with both the beauty of the state and the wonderful people. May God protect you!

  • Two waves have come in…varying 1.8 to 2.8 feet…expecting more thru out the day. All is well so far. Weird to watch the water recede 150 feet and then come back in small wave sets.

  • Keep safe and keep in touch. We will all be praying for you and the family. Also for all the good people in Hawaii and Japan who are under this warning.

    • All good here so far. Watching the water go out and come back in…a little higher than usual. Hear car alarms and fire alarms going off, but power still on down at the shoreline. Seen a few rescue boats out close in the bay. Will have more when the sun comes up….hard to gauge distance and height in the dark with binocs at many, many, many yards away.

  • May god bless you and keep you safe! I think the lines are messed up, I’m getting yr calls but they disconnect before we can speak. Keep tryin’–left a message on yrs.


  • Wow, tsunamis and a new fissure in the volcano. Of course, you could be living in NJ or CT and be underwater.

    The Moon will be at perigee a week from Saturday and tides will be higher than usual. Just be glad the tsunami didn’t hit on the 19th.

    Glad you’re OK! CA didn’t fare as well.

  • no-nonsense-nancy -

    DT, glad you are safe. Stay that way. Prayers for all involved.

    • Check this out from yesterday morning after sunrise. The sea wall has a good 10 feet drop on the ocean side of Alii Drive.

      • That means the tsunami swell was over 10′. There was a report about some hotel being flooded on Hawaii but I’m not sure where. Looked like HIlo. We once stayed in a hotel near the water in Hilo. Yesterday, there was talk about the wave wrapping around the island and possibly affecting Hilo.

        At least the radioactive cloud coming from Japan won’t go over Hawaii. (Image via Uppity Woman)


  • red lemur -

    volcanic erruption, earthquakes(here) tsunami, now radiation cloud(though it looks more dangerous for wash. cali. than us ) not a slow week I guess,
    the monster and I would like to express our deep sadness for the people of Japan.And our thoughs and prayers go out to them.

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