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Hawaii’s geographic location and its high number of volcanic related earthquakes…make all islands vulnerable to both “distant and locally generated” tsunamis. Over the past 70 years 222 lives have been lost on Hawaii shores from powerful tsunamis generated by destructive earthquakes. In observance of Tsunami Awareness Month…and in an effort to get more people to create ...
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U.S. Pacific Command Detects, Tracks North Korean Missile Launch By CDR David Benham | U.S. Pacific Command | April 04, 2017 CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii — The U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) detected and tracked what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 11:42 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, April 4. The launch of a ...
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April 1st kicked off Tsunami Awareness Month. April was selected as the month to observe the necessity for tsuanmi awareness because one of Hawaii’s deadliest tsunamis occurred on April 1, 1946. All year ’round, schools across the state are diligent in rehearsing evacuation drills should the unthinkable become reality. The students at Haleiwa Elementary practiced ...
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The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.4 earthquake located beneath Kīlauea Volcano’s south flank on Thursday, March 23, at 10:27 a.m., HST. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake. http://ptwc.weather.gov/ptwc/index.php   The earthquake, which was widely felt on the Island of Hawaiʻi, was ...
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Students at Manoa Elementary School were a bit surprised at how devastating a natural hazard can be. They were extremely interested in a presentation on emergency preparedness…given by Kevin Richards, a Natural Hazards Officer at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The students learned the importance of knowing “What to do”…and “When to do it”. Click ...
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