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Emergency Conditions

These summaries highlight recent situations that potentially affected daily living on O'ahu and surrounding islands that could potentially escalate into emergency communications situations.


There are quite a number of incidents on Oahu each year that could potentially lead to situations requiring emergency communications.

Hurricane

  • ETA July 29, 2013; Tropical Storm Flossie Tropical Storm watch in effect for Maui and Big Island counties Saturday, July 27. Flash flood watch in effect for the State of Hawaii Saturday, July 27. Tropical Storm with estimated forecast 30 knot winds and heavy rainfall. Approaching Hawaii from the east. Amateur radio operations New .
  • August 7-11, 2009; Hurricane Felicia Category 4 hurricane. Approached Hawaii from the east. Dissipated to a Category 2 hurricane and dissipated east of Kahului on Tuesday, August 11. Heavy rains and surf Aug 11-13 throughout the state. SCD, DEM and Skywarn ran daily informational nets without requiring full operation, and the daily nets were discontinued on Aug 11.
  • August 14, 2007; Hurricane Flossie Category 3 hurricane. Approached Hawaii from the east. Dissipated to a tropical storm south of the Big Island on the evening of Tuesday, August 14. Passed south of the Big Island. Heavy Surf.
  • July 19, 2007; Hurricane Cosme Category 1 hurricane. Approached Hawaii from the east. Dissipated to a tropical storm south of the Big Island on the evening of Monday, July 16. Passed 185 miles south of the Big Island. Gusts of 30 to 35 knots and heavy rain.
  • September 2, 2003; Hurricane Jimena Category 2 hurricane. Approached Hawaii from the east. Passed 50 miles S of South Point at 6:30 am. Rain and flooding.
  • July-Aug 2000 Hurricane Daniel, Tropical Storm. Approached Maui from the east; Veered north.
  • Aug-Sept 1994 Hurricane John , Category 5
  • July 21, 1994     Hurricane Emilia , Category 4
  • Sept 11, 1992    Hurricane Iniki , Category 4.  Approached Kauai from the south; Proceeded north.
  • Nov 23, 1982    Hurricane Iwa , Category 1  Approached Kauai from the south.
  • Aug 7, 1959       Hurricane Dot , Category 1 (Category 4 at it's peak)
     See also this page.

Tsunami/Earthquake

Destructive tsunamis tend to cluster within two days of a full moon (94% phase), and within two days of a new moon (5% phase). This is due to the tidal forces caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun. The tidal forces of the moon are about twice that of the sun.

Note that this does not mean that EVERY full and new moon will cause destructive tsunamis. Nor does it mean that destructive tsunamis must occur ONLY during full and new moons. It means that a destructive tsunami is more likely to occur during the full and new moon phase of the month compared to other days. This was the outcome of research conducted in 1998 due to the higher incidents of tsunami alerts and the resulting civil defense alerts during a full moon.

Note that Lunation 1091 produced a series of quakes primarily in the western half of the Pacific, including the March 10, 2011 Japan Tohoku quake. Earlier, Lunation 1090 produced a series of quakes primarily in the eastern half of the Pacific.

Events with destructive tsunamis, measured sea level changes or other disruptions are marked in bold. Events within two days of the full or new moon are marked in underline for the moon phase.

Date HST Location Coord Mag Moon Phase Comments
April 12, 2014 02:36:18 AM 111km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 11.451S, 162.069E, 35.0 km 7.4 Magnitude 96% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1129 No tsunami for Hawaii. usc000piqj. Star-Advertiser article.
April 12, 2014 10:14:39 AM 100km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 11.315S, 162.211E, 29.3 km 7.6 Magnitude 93% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1129 No tsunami for Hawaii. usc000phx5. Star-Advertiser article.
April 11, 2014 10:29:15 AM 11km ESE of Nandaime, Nicaragua 11.710N, 85.963W, 138.6 km 6.6 Magnitude 87% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1129 No tsunami for Hawaii. usc000pgsi. Star-Advertiser article.
April 10, 2014 10:16:48 PM 78km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 6.855S, 155.017E, 39.4 km 6.8 Magnitude 84% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1129 No tsunami for Hawaii. usc000pfuy.
April 10, 2014 9:07:21 PM 57km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 6.625S, 155.064E, 50.0 km 7.1 Magnitude 84% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1129 No tsunami for Hawaii. usc000pft9. Star-Advertiser article.
April 2, 2014 04:43:14 PM 50km SW of Iquique, Chile 20.518S, 70.505W, 31.8 km 7.6 Magnitude 12% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1129 No tsunami for Hawaii. usc000p27i. Star-Advertiser article.
April 1, 2014 01:46:46 PM 95km NW of Iquique, Chile 19.642S, 70.817W, 20.1 km 8.2 Magnitude 5% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1129 Tsunami advisory for Hawaii. usc000nzvd. Star-Advertiser article. Star-Advertiser article.
March 25, 2014 05:29:36 PM South of the Fiji Islands 26.092S, 179.279E, 493 km 6.5 Magnitude 26% Waning Crescent Lunation 1128 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000nqnq.
March 16, 2014 11:16:30 AM 60km WNW of Iquique, Chile 19.925S, 70.628W, 20 km 6.7 Magnitude 99% Full Moon 14 days, 21 hours, 55 minutes Lunation 1128 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000ndnj. Star-Advertiser article.
March 9, 2014 07:18:13 PM 77km WNW of Ferndale, California 40.829N, 125.134W, 16.6 km 6.8 Magnitude 65% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1128 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. nc72182046.
March 2, 2014 10:11:22 AM Ryukyu Islands, Japan 27.405N, 127.335E, 111.2 km 6.5 Magnitude 3% New Moon 1 days, 16 hours, 14 minutes Lunation 1128 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000mzmn.
February 6, 2014 10:40:13 PM 31km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu 15.060S, 167.339E, 117.7 km 6.5 Magnitude 55% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1127 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000mjye. Star-Advertiser article.
February 1, 2014 11:26:37 PM 1192km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand 132.908S, 177.822W, 40 km 6.5 Magnitude 8% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1127 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000mfm0/a>.
January 20, 2014 3:29:13 PM 159km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga 15.250S, 175.051W, 10 km 5.9 Magnitude 79% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1126 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000m5ge. Star-Advertiser article.
January 1, 2014 6:03:30 AM 37km W of Sola, Vanuatu 13.873S, 167.202E, 196.2 km 6.6 Magnitude 0% New Moon 0 days, 5 hours, 43 minutes Lunation 1126 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000lvb5. Star-Advertiser article.
November 21, 2013 7:36:03 AM 40 Miles Southwest of Hilo, Hawaii; 9.9 km (6.2 mi) NNE of Pahala 19.2937N, 155.4662W, 8.2 km 2.5 Magnitude 84% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1124 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60594766. Star-Advertiser article.
November 11, 2013 9:03:51 PM 172km S of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia 54.681N, 162.286E, 47.2 km 6.6 Magnitude 71% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1124 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000kw1x.
November 2, 2013 8:53:46 AM 151km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga 19.128S, 172.634W, 10.0 km 6.2 Magnitude 0% Waning Crescent 28 days, 17 hours, 17 minutes Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000krlz. Star-Advertiser article.
October 31, 2013 1:03:59 PM 43km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile 30.298S, 71.557W, 29.0 km 6.6 Magnitude 8% Waning Crescent Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000kqnc. Star-Advertiser article.
October 31, 2013 2:02:09 AM 45km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan 23.591N, 121.433E, 12.0 km 6.3 Magnitude 10% Waning Crescent Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000ksdy. Star-Advertiser article.
October 25, 2013 7:10:15 AM Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 37.165N, 144.708W, 8.1 km 7.1 Magnitude 61% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000kn4n. Star-Advertiser article.
October 19, 2013 7:54:56 AM 75km SW of Etchoropo, Mexico 26.268N, 110.178W, 8 km 6.5 Magnitude 99% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000khbc. Star-Advertiser article.
October 16, 2013 12:31:00 AM 64km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea 6.4873S, 154.928W, 54.06 km 6.8 Magnitude 92% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000kemb. Star-Advertiser article.
October 14, 2013 2:12:32 PM 2km NE of Catigbian, Philippines 9.8662N, 124.0115E, 20 km 7.1 Magnitude 82% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1123 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000kdb4. Star-Advertiser article. Star-Advertiser article.
September 29, 2013 07:55:54 PM 81km NE of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand 30.956S, 178.244W, 34.8 km 6.7 Magnitude 22% Waning Crescent Lunation 1122 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000k2h2. Star-Advertiser article.
September 25, 2013 06:42:42 AM 50km S of Acari, Peru 15.882S, 74.543W, 40.0 km 7.0 Magnitude 63% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1122 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000jzma. Star-Advertiser article.
September 3, 2013 04:32:33 AM 77km SSW of Atka, Alaska 51.592N, 174.760W, 39.3 km 6.5 Magnitude 1% Waning Crescent 28 days, 4 hours, 56 minutes Lunation 1121 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000jgju. Star-Advertiser article.
August 30, 2013 06:25:02 AM 94km ESE of Adak, Alaska 51.610N, 175.361W, 33.5 km 7.0 Magnitude 28% Waning Crescent Lunation 1121 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000jdt7. Star-Advertiser article.
August 13, 2013 05:43:14 AM 102km WSW of Mutis, Colombia 5.757N, 78.200W, 10.0 km 6.7 Magnitude 41% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1121 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000j275. Star-Advertiser article.
August 11, 2013 05:54:05 AM 9 km ( 6 mi) S of Kilauea Summit 19.337N, 155.269W, 33.0 km 4.9 Magnitude 21% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1121 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60521547. Star-Advertiser article.
July 29, 2013 10:30:59 AM Oahu Region, Hawaii 21.2783N, 157.6048W, 32 km 3.7 Magnitude 48% Waning Crescent Lunation 1120 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60534471. Star-Advertiser article - Mild earthquake recorded off Waimanalo Beach.
July 20, 2013 07:09:31 PM 46km ESE of Blenheim, New Zealand 41.713S, 174.443E, 14.0 km 6.5 Magnitude 96% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1120 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000iivv. Star-Advertiser article.
July 7, 2013 08:35:30 AM North of the Solomon Islands 3.939S, 153.882E, 378.8 km 7.3 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 1 hour, 33 minutes Lunation 1119 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000i89z. Star-Advertiser article.
June 21, 2013 12:04:11 AM Off the North coast of Molokai 21.590N, 157.010W, 25.1 km 4.0 Magnitude 93% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1119 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. pt13172000. Star-Advertiser article.
June 15, 2013 07:34:29 AM 50km W of Masachapa, Nicaragua 11.725N, 86.975W, 35.8 km 6.5 Magnitude 39% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1119 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000hrnr. Star-Advertiser article.
June 04, 2013 02:12:39 PM In The Deep Ocean Southeast Of The Big Island 18.915N, 155.061W, 40.3 km 5.3 Magnitude 11% Waning Crescent Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60508246. Star-Advertiser article.
June 01, 2013 07:43:04 PM Taiwan 23.794N, 121.082E, 20.0 km 6.5 Magnitude 34% Waning Crescent Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000hbrt. Star-Advertiser article.
May 24, 2013 04:56:31 AM Sea of Okhotsk 52.222N, 151.515E, 623.0 km 6.3 Magnitude 99% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000h543. Star-Advertiser article.
May 23, 2013 07:44:49 PM Sea of Okhotsk 54.874N, 153.280E, 608.9 km 8.3 Magnitude 98% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000h4jh. Star-Advertiser article.
May 23, 2013 11:07:46 AM 84km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga 20.557S, 175.739E, 154.1 km 6.3 Magnitude 97% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000h40b.
May 23, 2013 07:19:04 AM 282km SW of Vaini, Tonga 23.025S, 177.109E, 171.4 km 7.4 Magnitude 96% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000h3k3. Star-Advertiser article.
May 19, 2013 11:49:04 PM Off the coast of Aisen, Chile 44.944S, 81.541E, 10.0 km 6.5 Magnitude 72% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000gzlm. Star-Advertiser article.
May 13, 2013 02:32:25 PM 39km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands 18.748N, 145.294E, 601.8 km 6.8 Magnitude 14% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000gw27. Star-Advertiser article.
May 11, 2013 10:46:56 AM Tonga 17.944S, 175.075W, 205.4 km 6.5 Magnitude 3% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1118 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000gudx. Star-Advertiser article.
April 23, 2013 01:14:42 PM New Ireland Region Papua New Guinea 3.920S, 152.123E, 21.8 km 6.5 Magnitude 95% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1117 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000gen8. Star-Advertiser article.
April 18, 2013 05:05:53 PM Kuril Islands 46.182N, 150.796E, 122.3 km 7.2 Magnitude 55% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1117 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000gbf8. Star-Advertiser article.
April 16, 2013 12:55:27 PM Near the North Coast of New Guinea P.N.G 3.218S, 142.543E, 13 km 6.6 Magnitude 35% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1117 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000g8my. Star-Advertiser article.
April 13, 2013 03:32:00 AM Solomon Islands 6.479S, 154.584W, 35.3 km 6.6 Magnitude 12% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1117 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000g6lc.
April 13, 2013 10:45:20 AM In the deep ocean Northeast of the Big Island 20.341N, 155.071W, 17.8 km 4.4 Magnitude 11% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1117 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000g6fd. Star-Advertiser article.
April 11, 2013 04:27:54 AM Off the North Coast of Molokai 21.469N, 157.256W, 10.1 km 2.6 Magnitude 1% New Moon 1 day, 3 hours, 21 minutes Lunation 1117 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60488256. Wave Forms. Star-Advertiser article.
April 5, 2013 06:42:36 PM Papua, Indonesia 3.526S, 138.466E, 68 km 7.0 Magnitude 18% Waning Crescent Lunation 1116 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000g13s.
March 10, 2013 12:51:51 PM New Britian Region Papua New Guinea 6.653S, 148.155E, 28.9 km 6.7 Magnitude 0% New Moon 28 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes Lunation 1115 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000fij4.
March 1, 2013 03:20:50 AM Kuril Islands 50.945N, 157.476E, 31.7 km 6.5 Magnitude 84% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1115 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000feww.
February 28, 2013 04:05:51 AM Kuril Islands 50.934N, 157.339E, 52.6 km 6.9 Magnitude 91% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1115 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000febi.
February 14, 2013 03:13:53 AM Eastern Siberia, Russia 67.580N, 142.503E, 10.1 km 6.6 Magnitude 19% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1115 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f76f.
February 09, 2013 11:02:22 AM Santa Cruz Islands 10.964S, 165.792E, 15.7 km 6.6 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 1 hour, 37 minutes Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f4n5.
February 09, 2013 04:16:09 AM Columbia 1.167N, 77.384W, 153.8 km 6.9 Magnitude 0% New Moon 28 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f4ij.
February 08, 2013 05:26:39 AM Santa Cruz Islands 10.910S, 165.964E, 27 km 7.0 Magnitude 3% Waning Crescent Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f40j.
February 08, 2013 01:12:12 AM Santa Cruz Islands 10.925S, 165.975E, 10 km 7.1 Magnitude 4% Waning Crescent Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f3x8.
February 07, 2013 08:59:16 AM Santa Cruz Islands 11.001S, 165.658E, 10 km 6.6 Magnitude 8% Waning Crescent Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f3fx.
February 05, 2013 03:12:27 PM Santa Cruz Islands 10.738S, 165.138E, 28.7 km 8.0 Magnitude 23% Waning Crescent Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. Pacific Bulletin. usc000f1s0. PMEL Forecast Model. 5 ft Solomon Islands tsunami.
February 02, 2013 04:17:34 AM Hokkaido, Japan Region 42.812N, 143.078W, 103.1 km 6.9 Magnitude 60% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000f03a.
February 01, 2013 12:16:36 AM Santa Cruz Islands 10.926S, 165.450E, 19.9 km 6.3 Magnitude 68% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000ezv6.
January 30, 2013 11:53:43 PM Southeastern Alaska 55.584N, 134.745W, 9.7 km 6.0 Magnitude 82% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000ez52.
January 30, 2013 10:15:42 AM Central Chile 28.180S, 70.784W, 42.7 km 6.8 Magnitude 86% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1114 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000eyp3.
January 05, 2013 04:37:18 AM On the South flank of Kilauea Volcano, 7 km (4 miles) SE of Puʻu ʻOʻo Crater 19.343N, 155.069W, 9.1 km 4.4 Magnitude 45% Waning Crescent Lunation 1113 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60447191.
January 04, 2013 10:58:19 PM Southeastern Alaska 55.368N, 134.621W, 9.8 km 7.6 Magnitude 48% Waning Crescent Lunation 1113 No tsunami, however sea level changes expected starting 0428 am HST. usc000ejqv.
December 21, 2012 12:28:00 PM Vanuatu 14.382S, 167.260E, 207.9 km 6.8 Magnitude 66% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1113 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000eek3.
December 06, 2012 10:18:24 PM Off the East coast of Honshu, Japan 37.889N, 144.090E, 36.1 km 7.3 Magnitude 42% Waning Crescent Lunation 1112 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000e5n4. PMEL Forecast Model.
November 24, 2012 03:59:46 PM At Loihi Seamount, South of the Big Island 18.952N, 155.192E, 16.9 km 4.1 Magnitude 89% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1112 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. hv60434266.
November 16, 2012 08:12:39 AM Kuril Islands 49.269N, 155.472E, 29.1 km 6.4 Magnitude 1% Waxing Crescant Lunation 1112 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000dtr7.
November 12, 2012 10:42:17 AM Gulf of Alaska 57.605N, 142.899E, 12 km 6.4 Magnitude 1% Waning Crescant Lunation 1111 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. ak10598710.
November 11, 2012 12:15:00 PM Off the coast of Chiapas Mexico 14.164N, 92.167E, 27 km 6.5 Magnitude 5% Waning Crescant Lunation 1111 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000dr09.
November 7, 2012 06:35:50 AM Off the coast of Chiapas Mexico 14.083N, 91.916E, 41.6 km 7.4 Magnitude 43% Waning Crescant Lunation 1111 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000dlwm.
October 27, 2012 05:04:10 PM Queen Charlotte Islands, BC, Canada 52.769N, 131.927W, 17.5 km 7.7 Magnitude 97% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1111 Msg 3, Upgrade to Warning. Msg 9, Warning Supplement. Msg 10, Advisory. Msg 13, Final Advisory. usb000df7n. NOAA Report. PMEL Forecast Model. Amateur radio operations. Boat bottoms resting on Hilo Harbor floor.
October 23, 2012 02:45:34 PM Costa Rica 10.121N, 85.314E, 20.1 km 6.5 Magnitude 69% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1111 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usb000dc6x.
October 09, 2012 02:32:04 AM Balleny Islands Region 61.033S, 153.960E, 10.2 km 6.6 Magnitude 38% Waning Crescent Lunation 1110 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000d4li.
September 30, 2012 06:31:35 AM Columbia 1.929N, 76.362W, 170 km 7.3 Magnitude 99% Waning Full Moon 15 days, 6 hours, 38 minutes Lunation 1110 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. us2012gdap.
September 26, 2012 01:39:54 PM Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.634N, 178.293W, 9.9 km 6.4 Magnitude 89% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1110 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000cwni.
September 5, 2012 04:42:10 AM Off the coast of Costa Rica 10.120N, 85.347E, 40.8 km 7.6 Magnitude 76% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1109 No tsunami for Hawaii expected. usc000cfsd. PMEL Forecast Model.
August 31, 2012 02:47:34 AM Philippine Island Region 10.838N, 126.704E, 34.9 km 7.6 Magnitude 99% Waxing Full Moon 14 days, 17 hours, 14 minutes Lunation 1109 Tsunami watch issued at 02:57 AM. Tsunami watch cancelled at 03:31 AM. usc000cc5m.
August 26, 2012 06:37:20 PM Off Coast of Central America 12.278N, 88.528W, 20.3 km 7.3 Magnitude 78% Waning Crescent Lunation 1109 No tsunami expected. usc000c7yw. PMEL Forecast Model.
August 26, 2012 05:05:37 AM Northern Molucca Sea 2.197N, 126.835W, 91.9 km 6.7 Magnitude 72% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1109 No tsunami expected. usc000c76x.
August 25, 2012 02:25:55 AM Off the Kau Coast of the Big Island 19.013N, 155.424W, 38.4 km 3.9 Magnitude 71% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1109 No tsunami expected. hv60387251.
August 13, 2012 04:59:42 PM Sea of Okhotsk 49.784N, 145.126E, 625.9 km 7.2 Magnitude 13% Waning Crescent Lunation 1108 No tsunami expected. usc000bz29
July 28, 2012 10:03:56 AM New Ireland Region P.N.G 4.655S, 153.159E, 41.2 km 6.5 Magnitude 48% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1108 No tsunami expected. usb000bid9.
July 25, 2012 01:20:27 AM Solomon Islands 9.721S, 159.730E, 22.9 km 6.5 Magnitude 39% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1108 No tsunami expected. usb000bfq0.
June 15, 2012 02:18:34 PM In the Hualalai Region of the Big Island 19.873N, 156.000W, 39.4 km 3.8 Magnitude 11% Waning Crescent Lunation 1106 No tsunami expected. hv60359516
June 3, 2012 05:15:24 PM South of Panama 5.507N, 82.457W, 5.9 km 6.4 Magnitude 99% Waxing Full Moon 14 days, 9 hours, 11 minutes Lunation 1106 No tsunami expected. usb000a66u.
May 23, 2012 03:44 am In the deep ocean off the Kona Coast of the Big Island 19.0N, 157.0W 3.8 Magnitude 6% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1106 No tsunami expected. hv60348331. Star-Advertiser.
May 17, 2012 04:00:41 pm Off Coast of Southern Chile 44.594S, 80.073W, 10 km 6.2 Magnitude 7% Waning Crescent Lunation 1105 No tsunami expected. usb0009sgu.
April 28, 2012 12:08:07 am Tonga Islands 18.643S, 174.725W, 129.4 km 6.6 Magnitude 40% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1105 No tsunami expected. usc0009e33.
April 20, 2012 3:16:52 pm Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia 1.603S, 134.274E, 16 km 6.6 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 7 hours, 7 minutes Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc00098nl.
April 17, 2012 9:13:50 pm Eastern New Guinea, P.N.G. 5.474S, 147.097E, 208.2 km 6.7 Magnitude 14% Waning Crescent Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc00095c9.
April 17, 2012 5:50:16 pm Offshore Valparaiso, Chile 32.701S, 71.484W, 37 km 6.7 Magnitude 14% Waning Crescent Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc00095a2.
April 14, 2012 12:05:26 pm Vanuatu Islands 18.998S, 168.771E, 8.7 km 6.5 Magnitude 34% Waning Crescent Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc00093vj.
April 11, 2012 09:15:48 pm Baja California, Mexico 28.790N, 113.142W, 10.3 km 6.9 Magnitude 62% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc00091a1.
April 11, 2012 12:55:10 pm Michoacan, Mexico 18.272N, 102.732W, 20 km 6.5 Magnitude 66% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc00090z0.
March 25, 2012 12:37:06 pm Maule, Chile 35.183S, 71.792W, 34.8 km 7.1 Magnitude 9% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. usc0008pwq.
March 24, 2012 10:47:15 am In the Hilo Region of the Big Island 19.863N, 155.133W, 43.2 km 4.9 Magnitude 4% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1104 No tsunami expected. hv60326516.
March 21, 2012 12:15:05 pm New Guinea, Papua New Guinea 6.244S, 145.959E, 105.9 km 6.7 Magnitude 0% New Moon 28 days, 21 hours, 31 minutes Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. usc0008mye.
March 20, 2012 08:02:48 am Oaxaca, Mexico 16.662N, 98.188W, 20 km 7.4 Magnitude 3% Waning Crescent Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. usc0008m6h.
March 13, 2012 11:08:37 pm Off East cost of Honshu 40.899N, 144.923E, 26.6 km 6.9 Magnitude 57% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. usb0008gs0.
March 8, 2012 9:09:53 pm Vanuatu 19.115S, 169.643E, 31.7km 6.7 Magnitude 98% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. usb0008e4z.
March 3, 2012 3:19:55 am Southeast of Loyalty Islands 22.157S, 170.317E, 15.2km 6.6 Magnitude 72% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. usb0008age.
February 24, 2012 3:52:45 am In The Summit Region Of Kilauea Volcano 19.438N, 155.309W, 5.7km 4.3 Magnitude 6% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. hv60314266. Star-Advertiser Article 1.
February 23, 2012 9:02:24 pm In The Summit Region Of Kilauea Volcano 19.436N, 155.314W, 5.2km 4.3 Magnitude 1% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1103 No tsunami expected. hv60313901. Star-Advertiser Article 1. Star-Advertiser Article 2.
February 13, 2012 10:19:58 pm Soloman Islands 10.387S, 161.262E, 54.7km 6.4 Magnitude 54% Waning Quarter Lunation 1102 No tsunami expected. usb000803b.
February 5, 2012 5:49:16 pm Cebu, Philippines 9.964N, 123.246E, 11km 6.7 Magnitude 91% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1102 No tsunami expected. usb0007wgq.
January 22, 2012 4:45:33 pm On the South Flank of Kilauea Volcano Hawaii 19.325N, 155.134W, 8.39 km 3.1 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 8 hours, 5 minutes Lunation 1101 No tsunami expected. hv60302551.
January 22, 2012 4:36:32 pm 10 Miles WSW OF Kalapana, Hawaii 19.321N, 155.121W, 8.5 km 4.7 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes Lunation 1101 No tsunami expected. hv60302526.
January 8, 2012 6:07:16 pm Santa Cruz Islands 10.557S, 165.160E, 38.9 km 6.6 Magnitude 99% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1101 No tsunami expected. usc0007hrv.
December 31, 2011 7:27:54 pm Izu Islands, Japan region 31.416N, 138.6155E, 348.5km 6.8 Magnitude 49% Waxing Quarter Lunation 1101 No tsunami expected. usc0007fbh.
December 13, 2011 7:04:47 pm Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G. 7.518S, 146.767W, 121.2km 7.1 Magnitude 86% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1100 No tsunami expected. usc00076e5.
December 10, 2011 3:47:26 pm Guerrero Mexico 18.038N, 99.796W, 64.9 km 6.5 Magnitude 99% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1100 No tsunami expected. usc000753u.
November 22, 2011 8:48:17 am Central Bolivia 15.359S, 65.125W, 556.7 km 6.6 Magnitude 8% Waning Crescent Lunation 1099 No tsunami expected. usc0006w6e.
November 20, 2011 10:17:21 pm In the Saddle region of the Big Island 19.53N, 155.64W, 10 km 3.9 Magnitude 20% Waning Crescent Lunation 1099 No tsunami expected. us2001tmbd.
November 13, 2011 06:05:12 pm Southern Molucca Sea 0.954S, 126.864E, 19.4 km 6.3 Magnitude 89% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1099 No tsunami expected. usc0006rlp
November 7, 2011 4:59:06 pm Northeast of Taiwan 27.291N, 125.868E, 209.5 km 6.9 Magnitude 93% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1099 No tsunami expected. usb0006lpm.
October 31, 2011 2:32:00 am Revilla Gigedo Islands Region 19.891N, 109.216W, 5 km 6.3 Magnitude 27% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1099 No tsunami expected. usb0006hfg.
October 28, 2011 8:54:33 am Near Coast of Central Peru 14.515S, 76.009W, 23.9 km 6.9 Magnitude 5% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1099 No tsunami expected. usb0006fv2.
October 21, 2011 7:57:16 am Kermadec Islands 29.998S, 176.183W, 32.9 km 7.3 Magnitude 32% Waning Crescent Lunation 1098 No tsunami expected. usb0006b6p
October 19, 2011 2:10:04 pm Waikoloa, Big Island 19.883N, 155.532W, 18.8 km 4.5 Magnitude 51% Waning Quarter Lunation 1098 No tsunami expected. hv60276536 Star-Advertiser article
October 13, 2011 4:35:15 pm Eastern New Guinea Region 6.626S, 147.927E, 45.4km 6.7 Magnitude 96% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1098 No tsunami expected. usc00069ba
September 22, 2011 1:10:46 pm Samoa Islands Region 16.99S, 172.77W, 35 km 4.9 Magnitude 30% Waning Cresent Lunation 1097 No tsunami expected. us2011rcbm
September 16, 2011 9:26:41 am Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan 40.303N, 142.801E, 38.4 km 6.7 Magnitude 83% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1097 No tsunami expected. usc0005vv7
September 9, 2011 9:41:34 pm Vancouver Island, Canada 49.493N, 126.967W, 23 km 6.4 Magnitude 95% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1097 No tsunami expected. usc0005rsj
September 3, 2011 12:46:36 pm Vanuatu 20.585S, 169.696E, 132.4 km 7.0 Magnitude 41% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1097 No tsunami expected. usc0005ntq
September 2, 2011 1:05:54 am Fox Islands, Aleution Islands, Alaska 52.185N, 171.684W, 35.5 km 7.1 Magnitude 25% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1097 No tsunami expected. usc0005n83
August 24, 2011 7:46:11 am Northern Peru 7.644S, 74.506W, 145.1 km 6.8 Magnitude 22% Waning Crescent Lunation 1096 No tsunami expected. usc0005j3l
August 20, 2011 8:19:24 am Vanuatu 18.287S, 168.132E, 28.5 km 7.0 Magnitude 60% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1096 No tsunami expected. usc0005hbt
August 20, 2011 6:55:02 am Vanuatu 18.260S, 168.069E, 40.6 km 7.1 Magnitude 61% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1096 No tsunami expected. usc0005h9f
August 19, 2011 7:36:32 am Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan 37.673S, 141.716E, 43.6 km 6.3 Magnitude 70% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1096 No tsunami expected. usc0005gmg
August 1, 2011 1:38:57 pm Near North Coast of New Guinea, P.N.G. 3.569S, 144.844E, 16.8 km 6.8 Magnitude 6% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1096 No tsunami expected. usc0005706
July 29, 2011 9:42:23 pm South of Fiji Island 23.651S, 179.822E, 521.7 km 6.7 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 1 hour, 9 minutes Lunation 1095 No tsunami expected. usc00055wy
July 23, 2011 6:47 pm Near East Coast of Honshu Japan 38.9N, 142.2E, 40 km 6.5 Magnitude 40% Waning Crescent Lunation 1095 No tsunami expected.
July 11, 2011 10:47 am Negros, Philippines 9.5N, 122E, 10 km 6.6 Magnitude 86% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1095 No tsunami expected.
July 10, 2011 2:57 pm Near East Coast of Honshu Japan 38.040N, 143.287E, 23 km 7.0 Magnitude 79% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1095 No tsunami expected. usc0004sg6
July 6, 2011 9:09:16 am Kermadec Islands 29.312S, 176.204W, 20 km 7.6 Magnitude 33% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1095 No tsunami expected. usc0004pbm. PMEL Forecast Model.
June 24, 2011 5:09:40 pm Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 52.008N, 171.859W, 62.6 km 7.2 Magnitude 34% Waning Crescent Lunation 1094 No tsunami expected. usc0004f5m
June 22, 2011 11:50 am Near East Coast of Honshu Japan 39.9N, 142.5E 6.7 Magnitude 55% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1094 No tsunami expected.
June 20, 2011 6:36 am North Chile 22S, 68.3W 6.6 Magnitude 75% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1094 No tsunami expected.
June 15, 2011 2:04 pm New Britain Region P.N.G. 6.0S, 151.4E 6.6 Moment 99% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1094 No tsunami expected.
June 5, 2011 2:04 am West of Macquarie Island 56.2S, 147.5E 6.6 Magnitude 14% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1094 No tsunami expected.
May 15, 2011 8:52 am Solomon Islands 6.1S, 154.4E 6.6 Magnitude 95% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1093 No tsunami expected.
May 9, 2011 10:55:09 pm Loyalty Islands 20.252S, 168.273E, 14.9 km 6.8 Magnitude 39% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1093 No tsunami expected. usc0003ag4
April 22, 2011 6:16:55 pm Solomon Islands 10.349S, 161.233E, 81.6 km 6.9 Magnitude 69% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1092 No tsunami expected. usc0002xcx
April 18, 2011 3:03 am South of Kermadec Islands 34.3S, 179.9E, 90.7 km 6.6 Magnitude 99% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1092 No tsunami expected. usc0002ty7
April 11, 2011 10:16:13 pm Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 37.007N, 140.477W, 10 km 7.1 Magnitude 59% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1092 No tsunami expected. usc0002n9v
April 7, 2011 4:32:41 am Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 38.253N, 141.640W, 49 km 7.1 Magnitude 15% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1092 No tsunami expected. usc0002ksa
March 27, 2011 12:23:58 pm Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 38.40N, 142.10E, 17 km 6.2 Magnitude 35% Waning Crescent Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. NEIC
March 21, 2011 7:08:03 pm Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan 36.18N, 141.61E, 18 km 5.3 Magnitude 94% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. NEIC
March 17, 2011 4:48:00 pm Vanuatu 17.339S, 167.743E, 15.2 km 6.3 Magnitude 98% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. NEIC
March 10, 2011 10:58:25 pm Kilauea, Hawaii 19.341N, 154.993W, 9.3 km 4.3 Magnitude 34% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. HON The epicenter was near the edge of the earth as viewed from the moon.
March 10, 2011 07:46:23 pm Near Honshu, Japan 38.297N, 142.372E, 30 km 9.0 Magnitude 32% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1091 Great Tohoku quake. Major damage in Japan. Tsunami in Hawaii. 5.7 ft in Kahului Harbor. 7 ft on Maui. USGS NEIC (WDCS-D). PMEL Forecast Model.
Damage on Kauai. Maui and Kailua-Kona. Maui2. Lahaina and Maalaea Harbors. Maui4. Maui5. Kealakekua. West Hawaii. East Hawaii
. Correlated with a solar CME. Amateur radio operations.
March 10, 2011 07:08:36 am Bali Sea 8.862S, 116.765E, 508.1 km 6.5 Magnitude 28% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
March 9, 2011 11:24:51 pm Papua New Guinea 6.022S, 149.659E, 29 km 6.5 Magnitude 21% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
March 8, 2011 04:45:20 pm Near Honshu, Japan 38.424N, 142.836E, 32 km 7.2 Magnitude 15% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected in Hawaii. First of a series of Honshu quakes. USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
March 6, 2011 02:09:38 pm Solomon Islands 10.314S, 160.739E, 37.9 km 6.5 Magnitude 4% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1091 No tsunami expected. USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
February 24, 2011 02:12:33 pm In the Kaiwi Channel, between Oahu and Molokai 21.180N, 157.550W, 19 km 3.6 Magnitude 49% Last Quarter Lunation 1090 No tsunami expected. us201huad. Possible causes.
February 14, 2011 05:40:09 am Offshore Maule, Chile 35.37S, 72.84W, 21 km 6.7 Magnitude 82% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1090 No tsunami expected. USGS NEIC (WDCS-D) Event ID us2011hian
February 11, 2011 10:00:31 am Near coast of Central Chile 36.344S, 72.959W, 18 km 6.8 Magnitude 55% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1090 No tsunami. USGS Catalog The epicenter was near the edge of the earth as viewed from the moon.
January 15, 2011 11:27:32 am In the Waikoloa region of the Big Island 19.836N, 155.602W, 16 km 3.5 Magnitude 81% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1089 No tsunami expected. HVO Catalog
January 2, 2011 10:20:18 am Araucania, Chile 38.354S, 73.275W, 25.1 km 7.1 Magnitude 2% Waning Crescent Lunation 1088 No tsunami expected. USGS Catalog
December 25, 2010 3:16:36 am Vanuatu 19.775S, 167.895E, 12.3 km 7.3 Magnitude 78% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1088 No tsunami expected, but sea level changes expected. USGS Catalog Star Advertiser Article
December 22, 2010 11:49:39 am Bonin Islands, Japan Region 26.780N, 143.635E, 11.0 km 6.3 Magnitude 95% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1088 No tsunami expected. USGS Catalog
December 21, 2010 7:19:41 am Bonin Islands, Japan Region 26.892N, 143.726E, 14 km 7.4 Magnitude 99% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1088 No tsunami expected. USGS Catalog
December 18, 2010 10:11:18 am Southwest of Kahoolawe 20.387N, 156.759W, 10 km 3.8 Magnitude 92% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1088 No tsunami expected. USGS Catalog
July 18, 2010 3:27:56 pm Just south of Oahu 21.1N, 157.8W, 10 km 6.3 Magnitude 56% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1083 No tsunami expected. USGS Catalog
April 29, 2010 1:11:44 pm Bearing Sea, Alaska 60.644N, 177.901W, 15.1 km 6.3 Magnitude 97% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1080 No tsunami expected. USGS Catalog
April 25, 2010 5:00 pm Southeast of Taiwan 22.4S, 124.0E 6.5 Moment 92% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1080 No tsunami expected.
April 10, 2010 11:41 pm Solomon Islands 11.0S, 161.1E 7.0 Moment 9% Waning Crescent Lunation 1079 No tsunami expected.
April 6, 2010 12:40:42 pm Baja California, Mexico 32.259N, 115.287W, 10 km 7.2 Magnitude 44% Waning Crescent Lunation 1079 No tsunami expected. Star Bulletin article.
March 16, 2010 1:04:00 am Greater Los Angles Area, California 33.992N, 118.082W, 18.9 km 7.2 Magnitude 0% New Moon 0 days, 12 hours, 56 minutes Lunation 1079 No tsunami expected.
March 15, 2010 4:22 pm Near coast of central Chile 36.2S, 73.5W 6.7 Magnitude 0% New Moon 0 days, 4 hours, 56 minutes Lunation 1079 No tsunami expected.
March 8, 2010 6:30 pm Hamakua Coast region of the Big Island 19.9N, 155.4W 5.0 Magnitude 54% Waning Cresent Lunation 1078 No tsunami expected. Star Bulletin article.
February 26, 2010 8:34:14 pm Offshore Maule, Chile 35.909S, 72.733W, 35 km 8.8 Magnitude 96% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1078s Massive destruction in Chile. A series of 3 foot Hawaii tsunamis was generated. USGS event ID us2010tfan. USGS Report. PMEL Forecast Models. Honolulu Star-Bulletin Saturday
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Sunday
Honolulu Advertiser Saturday
Honolulu Advertiser Sunday Amateur radio operations.
February 26, 2010 10:31:27 am Ryukyu Islands, Japan 25.902N, 128.417E, 22 km 7.0 Magnitude 95% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1078 No tsunami expected. USGS Report.
February 23, 2010 10:41:33 am Offshore of the Kalapana region of Kilauea Volcano 19.304N 154.921W 44.3 km 3.5 Magnitude 69% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1078 No tsunami expected. USGS Report.
January 12, 2010 11:53:10 am 25 km (15 miles) WSW of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 8.443N, 72.571W, 13 km 7.0 Magnitude 5% Waning Crescent Lunation 1076 Massive destruction and isolation in Haiti. No Hawaii tsunami was generated. USGS event ID us2010rja6. USGS Maps.
December 8, 2009 11:46 pm Southeast of Loyalty Islands 22.2S, 170.9E 6.5 Moment 45% Waning Quarter Lunation 1075 Seismic information issued at 11:59 pm. No Hawaii tsunami was generated.
November 17, 2009 5:30:46 am Queen Charlotte Islands Region 52.080N, 131.512W, 10 km 6.6 Magnitude 1% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1075 Seismic information issued at 5:44 am. No tsunami was generated. Hawaii tsunami watch cancelled at 6:09 am.
November 12, 2009 5:05:57 pm Region Offshore Tarapaca, Chile 19.385S, 70.266W, 28 km 6.5 Magnitude 14% Waning Crescent Lunation 1074 No tsunami was generated.
October 22, 2009 11:13:50 pm Loihi Seamount 18.875N, 155.217E, 14.7 km 4.1 Magnitude 25% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1074 Seismic information issued at 11:22 pm. No tsunami was generated.
October 7, 2009 10:29 pm Vanuatu Islands 13.2S, 166.E, 33 km 7.0 Magnitude 81% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1073 Information only.
October 7, 2009/td> 12:03 pm Vanuatu Islands 13.0S, 166.3E, 33 km 7.8 Magnitude 85% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1073 Tsunami watch cancelled at 2:19 pm. us2009mlcf
September 30, 2009 01:52:30 pm Southern Sumatra, Indonesia 2.497S, 101.540E, 15 km 6.6 Magnitude 95% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1073 1,117 dead in Indonesia from the quake. No tsunami in Hawaii. us2009mebz
September 29, 2009 7:48:10 am Samoa Islands 15.509S, 172.034W, 18 km 8.0 Magnitude 81% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1073 us2009mdbi 186 killed by tsunami in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Hawaii watch issued at 8:04 am and downgraded to an advisory at 10:23 am. Ocean level changes in Hawaii. Hawaii247.org article Wave in Keauhou Bay, Big Island Honolulu Advertiser article Star-Bulletin article Star-Bulletin article
August 9, 2009 12:55:55 am Southeast of Honshu, Japan 33.1N, 138.5E, 297 km 6.9 Magnitude 85% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1071 No local tsunami.
July 14, 2009 11:22:32 pm Off west coast of S. Island of New Zealand 45.725S, 166.618E, 34 km 7.8 Moment 50% Waning Quarter Lunation 1070 No local tsunami. Local sea level changes expected at 11:07 am. Star-Bulletin Article
April 6, 2009 6:24:34 pm Kuril Islands 46.088N, 151.498E, 34 km 6.8 Moment 93% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1067 No local tsunami.
March 19, 2009 8:17:40 am Tonga Islands 23.04S, 174.65W, 34 km 7.6 Magnitude 40% Waning Cresent Lunation 1066 No local tsunami. ETA 2:36 PM.
August 13, 2008 1:08:43 am 18 miles off Oahu 21.533N, 158.491W, 16 km 3.0 Magnitude 88% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1059 No local tsunami. Star-Bulletin Article
Nov 14, 2007 5:40:53 am Antofagasta, Chile 22.189S, 69.843W, 60 km 7.7 Magnitude 90% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1050 Alert posted 5:41 am. Advisory cancelled 6:56 am. ETA 7:36 PM. Star-Bulletin Article 6.2 and 6.8 aftershock.
Aug 16, 2007 1:40:57 pm Pisco, Peru 13.36S, 76.52W, 39 km 8.0 Magnitude 12% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1047 Alert posted 2:20 pm. Advisory cancelled 4:10 pm. 27 inch tsunami in Hilo Harbor. 3 inches in Honolulu Harbor. Star-Bulletin Article
Apr 1, 2007 10:39:56 am Soloman Islands 8.453S, 156.957E, 10.0 km 8.0 Magnitude 99% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1042 Alert posted 10:57 am. Watch cancelled 12:41 pm.
Jan 12, 2007 6:23:20 pm Kuril Islands 46.272N, 154.455E, 10.0 km 8.2 Magnitude 34% Waning Crescent Lunation 1039 Watch posted 6:37 pm. Watch cancelled 9:33 pm. 11 inch tsunami recorded in Haleiwa Harbor at 12:55 am. 5.51 inch wave recorded in Kahului Harbor at 12:49 am. Kuril Island quake us2007xmae
Nov 23, 2006 9:20 am Puako, HI 19.899N, 155.956W, 12.6 km 5.0 Magnitude 8% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1038 No destructive tsunami generated.
Nov 15, 2006 1:14 am Kuril Islands 46.7N, 153.5E, 28.5 km 8.3 Magnitude 25% Waning Crescent Lunation 1037 Four PTWC bulletins issued. Tsunami watch cancelled at 4:48 am. Sixteen inch non-destructive tsunami recorded in Japan. Wave arrival time was estimated at 7:17 am. Advisory issued for potential sea level changes near shores and harbors issued approx 6:58 am. Unusual wave action approximately one foot high observed in Haleiwa Harbor around 7:55 am. Haunama Bay closed. usvcam
Nov 7, 2006 7:39 am New Britian Region Papua, New Guinea 6.6S, 151.2EW, 38.9 km 6.7 Magnitude 93% Waning Gibbous Lunation 1037 Tsunami watch cancelled 11:09 am.
Oct 15, 2006 7:07:49 am Kiholo, 6 miles SW from Puako, HI 19.878N, 155.935W, 38.9 km 6.7 Magnitude 33% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1036 One PTWC bulletin issued at 7:12 AM. 15 Seconds Strong earthquake damages Kona region. Power stopped at most of the Big Island, most of Maui, most of Oahu. Three inch non-destructive tsunami recorded at Kawaihae Harbor. Disaster plans show a shortage of sirens Crescent moon directly over Hawaii ustwbh
August 28, 2006 08:09:56 pm Between Oahu and Molokai 6.2 mi 3.7 Magnitude 24% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1035 Equipment cited in quake reporting error Location revised. Quake off Molokai measured 3.7 Earthquake off Kohala rattles isle residents Quake felt on Maui and Oahu.
July 27, 2006 10:03 am Off the southern coast of Kahoolawe 19 mi 4.4 Magnitude 6% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1034 One PTWC bulletin issued at 7:12 AM. 'Light' quake rattles some local nerves Quake felt on Maui and Oahu.
May 3, 2006 5:27 am Tonga Islands 20.13S, 174.16W, 55 km 7.8 Moment, 7.7 Richter 34% Waxing Crescent Lunation 1031 ETA 11:33 am. Three PTWC bulletins issued. #2 Advisory update at 06:34 am, with corrected ETA. #3 Watch cancelled 07:39 am. Small tsunami exposes glitches. Confusion regarding the closing of schools along the inundation zones. Eight inch tsunami received. Note that the earthquake was preceeded by a 4.5 earthquake 35 km deep 13.5 hours earlier, and 17 4.4-6.0 aftershocks within 34 hours.
July 15, 2005 5:48 am 30 miles north-northeast of Ookala, NW of Hilo 5 mi 5.2 Magnitude 60% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1021 5.2 earthquake rattles Big Island Quake felt on Big Island, and Maui.
December 25, 2006 2:58:53 pm Off the West coast of Northern Sumatra 3.316N 95.854W 30km 9.1 Magnitude 99% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 1014 No tsunami alert in Hawaii. us2004slav More than 283,100 killed.
Sept 25, 2003 9:50:06 am Eastern Honshu, Japan 41.775N, 143.904E, 27 km 8.3 Magnitude 0% New Moon 29 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes Lunation 998 uszdap ETA 5:01 pm. Four PTWC bulletins issued. #2 Advisory update at 10:27, with corrected ETA. #3 Watch issued 11:11 am. #4 Watch cancelled 12:14 pm. Tsunami affects Oahu bus strike Felt strongly in much of Hokkaido. A tsunami generated with an estimated wave height of 1.0 meter along the southeastern coast of Hokkaido.
June 23, 2001 10:33:14 am Off Peru 16.1S, 73.3W, 33 km 8.4 7% Waxing Crescent Lunation 971 Info activated in am. Cancelled in pm. USGS NEIC
Jan 13, 2001 7:33:32 am Off El Salvador 13.1N, 88.6W, 60 km 7.8 79% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 965 Info activated at 8:00 am, ETA 6:06 pm, Cancelled at 12:29 pm. VOAD communications demonstration in progress. USGS NEIC
Nov 15, 2000 6:54:56 pm New Ireland Islands Region 3.958S, 152.268E, 33 km 8.1 76% Waning Gibbous Lunation 963 Info activated by 8:00 pm; ETA 3:30 am; Cancelled at 10:30 pm. OCDA/EARC meeting in progress. USGS NEIC
March 24, 1998 5:12:25 pm Balleny Islands Region 63.2S, 150.8E, 33km 8.1 12% Waning Crescent Lunation 930 Watch activated at 9:49 pm; ETA 7:09 am; Cancelled at 11:00 pm USGS NEIC
Dec 5, 1997 1:25:54 am Kamchatka 54.8N, 162.0E, 33km 7.8 30% Waxing Crescent Lunation 927 Watch activated at 2:10 am; ETA 7:12 am; Cancelled at 3:51 am USGS NEIC
Apr 21, 1997 2:02 am Santa Cruz Islands 12.5S, 166.7E, 33km 7.8 98% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 919 Watch cancelled at 4:47 am More
Nov 12, 1996 7:00 am Peru 15.0S, 75.7W, 33km 7.7 2% Waxing Crescent Lunation 914 Watch cancelled at 7:01 am
Jun 10, 1996 5:24 am Andreanof Islands, Alaska 51.5N, 176.8W, 26.3km 7.9 27% Waning Crescent Lunation 908 Watch cancelled; 10 inches; June 11, 1996
Jun 9, 1996 6:03 pm Alaska 51.5N, 177.6W, 33km 7.9 31% Waning Crescent Lunation 908 Watch cancelled; 3 feet; June 10, 1996
Jan 16, 1995 10:46:52 am Kobe, Japan 34.6N, 135E, 21.9km 7.3 99% Waxing Gibbous Lunation 891 No tsunami; More More   Japan time was Jan 17, 1995; 5.46 am USGS NEIC
Oct 4, 1994 3.22 am; Hokkaido, Japan 43.7N, 147.3E, 14km 8.2 0% New Moon 28 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes Lunation 887 Tsunami warning at 4:25 am; 6:30 am sirens;1 ft in Hilo Bay at 11:00 am; Cancelled at 12:10 pm More
Jan 17, 1994 2:30:55 am Northridge, California 34.2N, 118.5W, 18.3km 6.7 28% Waxing Crescent Lunation 879 No tsunami;  Article More USGS NEIC
Oct 17, 1989 2:04:15 pm Loma Prieta, California 37.0N, 121.9E, 17.29km 6.9 89% Waning Gibbous Lunation 826 No tsunami USGS NEIC
May 7, 1986 12:47 pm Andreanof Islands, Alaska 51.5N, 174.8W, 33km 7.9 0% New Moon 28 days, 15 hours, 42 minutes Lunation 783 Tsunami Alert; Massive traffic jams  More USGS NEIC
Nov 29, 1975 4:47:40 am Big Island 19.3N, 155.0W, 5km 7.2 15% Waning Crescent Lunation 654 48 foot destructive tsunami caused by drop in section of Hilina Pali; two lives lost Article USGS NEIC
Apr 26, 1973 10:26:30 am Big Island 19.9N, 155.1W, 50km 6.1 39% Waning Crescent Lunation 622 No tsunami;  More USGS NEIC
Mar 28, 1964 5:36 pm Prince William Sound, Alaska 61.0N, 147.7W, 33km 8.4 98% Waning Gibbous Lunation 510 Tsunami. 5.4 hour travel time. 3.0 meter runup at Hilo. USGS NEIC
May 22, 1960 9:11 am South Central Chile 39.5S, 74.5W, 33km 9.5 6% Waning Crescent Lunation 462 Great Chilean quake. Destructive tsunami. Wave travel time was 14.8 hours. 61 people died. 10.7 meter runup. Numeric Models and Animation USGS NEIC
March 9, 1957 4:22:31 am Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.5N, 175.7W, 33km 8.6 51% Waxing Quarter Lunation 423 Destructive tsunami. 16 meter runup. USGS NEIC
November 4, 1952 6:58:26 am Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 52.8N, 159.5E, 30km 9.0 91% Waning Gibbous Lunation 369 Destructive tsunami. 12 ft runup at Cocoanut Island. USGS NEIC
Apr 1, 1946 2:28:56 am Unimak Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 8.1 0% New Moon 28 days, 18 hours, 18 minutes Lunation 287 Destructive tsunami. 4.9 hour travel time. 12 meter runup at Pololu Valley, Island of Hawaii. USGS NEIC
Dec 15, 1811 10:15 pm New Madrid Fault 8.1 0% New Moon 13 hours 23 minutes First of four major quakes, Last one caused massive destruction in New Madrid, Missouri USGS NEIC
Jan 26, 1700 6:00 pm Cascadia
~9 39% Waxing Crescent Cascadia Megathrust quake. Wikipedia article USGS NEIC

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  • May 13, 2013     Power to Haiku affected by pole fire. 5,000 initially affected, and restoration took over 14 hours.
    Main story
  • April 2, 2013     Power restored after AES Hawaii Campbell Industrial Plant outage leaves 75,000 without power. Power failed at 10:30 am was restored by 11:30 am. The 180 megawatt facility generated 23 percent of Oahu's power output at the time went down. The outage affected West, Central and Windward Oahu.
    Main story Hawaii News Now
  • June 17, 2012     Power restored after winds leaves 3,000 without power. Power failed at 11:45 pm was restored by 2:15 am. The outage affected Manoa and Punchbowl.
    Main story
  • May 24, 2012     Power restored after winds leaves 6,000 without power. Power failed at 10:34 pm was restored by 11:30 pm. The outage affected Pauoa and Punchbowl. A 20 minute outage in Palolo followed at 12:30 am for about 20 minutes affecting 2,000 customers.
    Main story
  • January 5, 2012     Power restored after three generator failures leaves 45,000 without power Three generating units at Kahe, Waiau and Campbell Industrial Park went offline at 8:50 am. A 180-megawatt plant in Campbell Industrial Park; a 92-megawatt unit at Kahe and a 92-megawatt facility at Waiau. Power was restored by 10:00 am. The outage affected Waipahu, portions of town, Leeward and Windward Oahu, Aina Haina and Hawaii Kai.
    Main story.
  • November 29, 2011     Power restored after generator failure leaves 25,000 in dark Two generating units at Kahe and Waiau went offline at 8:30 pm. Power was restored by 9:45 pm. Areas from Hawaii Kai to Pearl City were affected. Power remained on in Aina Haina west through Kaimuki, Maunalani Heights, Palolo, Waialae, Manoa, Waikiki, Ala Moana, Keeaumoku west to Pensacola Ave.
    Main story.
  • May 2, 2011     Storm front moving from the Big Island westward to Oahu. 60,000 customers lose power when lightning hits the 138 kV lines between the Koolau and Pukele substations. Two waterspouts offshore of downtown Honolulu. Fierce lightning storm at night.
    Main story.
  • March 4, 2011     Cold front brings high winds, rain, thunder and lightning. Toppled utility poles in Kapolei and Ewa Beach leads to power outages. KHNL-TV and KFVE-TV off the air for more than six hours.
    Main story. HECU union workers on strike. Coping with outage. HECO strike. Outage lasts three days.
  • December 19-26, 2010     Switchgear fire at the Makaloa substation causes recurring power outages for Ala Moana Shopping Center. Star-Advertiser articles Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 24 Dec 26
  • January 14, 2010     Underground electrical explosion downtown injures two, affects 1,100 customers from 10:18 am to 3:15 pm. Star Bulletin Article
  • March 7, 2009     Power outage at Kapolei Commons during grand opening of Target and other stores. Kapolei Commons Power outages, 9:15 am to 3 pm
  • December 26, 2008   Lightning strikes on Waianae Mt range disables transmission lines. Oahu lost power at 6:45 pm. Power substantially restored in 20 hours. 293,000 customers affected. Affects President-elect Barrack Obama vacationing in Kailua. Cable TV services were interrupted. Temporary generators at the airport activated.
    Transmission line spacing was too tight.
    PUC decision on damages soon.
  • December 11 - 14, 2008     Major flooding on Kauai and Oahu due to heavy winter storm. Maui also received heavy rains. Dec 11 Some 13,900 Hawaiian Electric customers remain without power in Nanakuli, Ma'ili, 'Ewa Beach, Ko Olina, Pauoa, Waimanalo, Kailua and Kane'ohe. As of Dec 11, 4:30 p.m., approximately 1,100 customers in Ewa Beach, Waimanalo, Kailua and Kaneohe remain without power. Dec 12 Power outages Kaiser High students sent home due to power outage
  • November 20, 2008   Problem with transmission equipment at the Waiau power plant affects Pearl City, Central Oahu. Leads to loss of AT&T cell phone service.
  • December 5-7, 2007   NWS NOAA radio in continuous alert mode. Much disruption state-wide. Storm front passed through Oahu from 2:30 - 3:30 am. Hurricane-like winds (60 MPH) from passing cold front from the southwest downs electric lines in Waianae, North Shore, many parts of Oahu, Kula Maui. 16 poles down in Nanakuli, another stretch in Maile. Estimated 45,000 customers on Oahu were without power. Major storm effects and heavy rain in West Maui, South Maui, and East Maui. 23,000 customers on Maui were without power due to 23 downed poles and transmission lines.
  • February 1, 2007   Rolling blackouts due to generator maintenance and seaweed clogging the cooling intakes avoided.
  • October 15, 2006   7:08 am Kiholo Earthquake. Island wide loss of power on Oahu, Maui, large sections of the Big Island.
  • June 1,2006   2:22 - 6:09 pm 37,000 customers affected. Makakilo, Ewa Beach, Kunia, Waipahu, Pearl City, Mapunapuna, Iwilei, Manoa, Kahala, Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai. Loss of Kalaeloa Power Unit (104 Megawatts) lead to two generator outages at Waiau (50 megawatts each).
  • June 1,2006  12 poles down on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli. High winds affect 1,400 customers. Kolekole Pass opened.
  • Dec 19,2002   2:51 - 4:45 pm 30,000 - 40,000 customers. AES (180 megawatt), HPOWER (46 megawatt), Kahe (86 megawatt).
  • Nov 21,2000   8:35 am Ala Moana-Kapiolani
  • Nov 20,2000   5:57-7:30 pm Ala Moana, Kakaako, McCully and Makiki
  • Sept 22, 1997   2:03 pm Merchant Street manhole fire, insulation failure.
    •               25 downtown office buildings affected.
  • Dec 20, 1996    Kapiolani manhole fire; 4:15 am
  • Oct 30, 1996     Kapiolani manhole explosion; 24 minute outage in Kapiolani
  • Oct 4, 1996       Richard Street manhole explosion and smoldering fire.   More
  •                       Waikiki manhole explosion.
  •                       Island-wide outage.
  • 1991                   Island-wide outage.  Tree falling across electrical transmission lines.
  • Nov 23, 1982        Island-wide rolling blackout.  Hurricane Iwa
  • January 1980   Hurricane-like winds (60 MPH) from passing storm front. Interruption to electrical service. Wind damage. Massive flooding in Kakaako. Honolulu International Airport shutdown for about three hours due to excessive crosswinds.

Funnel Clouds and Tornadoes

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Aviation

Contingencies

Watch the YouTube newsclips from Hurricane Iwa and Flossie, and the state-wide Dec 4-7 storm and you can see we've had these experiences before.

Preparations

As a result of these past experiences, you should prepare now (not later) for contingencies. Remember, complaining about it before, during or after the event isn't helping you. Emergency preparedness is an individual responsibility. Here are some pointers to get you started on things you can do.

  • Loss of electricity
    • Provide backup power for life-sustaining medical equipment
    • Have flashlights and batteries on hand.
    • Backup your computer(s) well before the onset of the event.
    • Unplug unecessary or sensitive electrical equipment
    • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings before the onset of the event. Return settings to normal after the event.
    • Exercise caution when driving, due to loss of electricity for traffic signal lights. Treat each intersection as an all-way stop.
    • Construct a emergency home power system by combining a deep cycle RV battery, charger and DC-AC inverter to run SMALL lights and SMALL appliances late at night. Avoid running a generator for this, as it disrupts your neighbors.
    • Exercise care in the placement and use of generators. Plug your devices into the generator. Avoid connectting your generator to the house wiring to avoid back-feeding electricity into the electrical utility grid.

    These tips come from Hawaiian Electric Company. Source: Honolulu Advertiser, January 15, 2009

    • Make sure you have a battery-powered radio on hand to listen for updates on the weather.
    • Double check your emergency equipment at home such as flashlights, radios, cell phones and other battery-powered equipment to be sure they are operational.
    • Turn off and unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment, especially sensitive electronics. In the event of an outage, this will prevent damage to the equipment from surges when power is restored.
    • If someone in your home is dependent on electric powered, life sustaining medical equipment, check backup facilities. Plan where to go should the need for evacuation occur, and remember to take your equipment, medicine and/or supplies with you when you go to the hospital or emergency facility.
    • If you plan to use a portable generator, make sure it is placed in a well-ventilated area (preferably outside) and be sure to carefully follow all instructions in the manufacturer's manual. As a general rule, do not plug portable generators into household outlets. Doing so could cause electricity to backflow into power lines endangering the public and Hawaiian Electric workers who may be working to restore power. Electric appliances should be plugged directly into the generator using heavy duty extension cords. Make sure the wattage of the appliances you are using does not exceed the capacity of your generator.
    • Keep cash on hand. If power outages do occur, you may not be able to withdraw cash from banks or ATMs.
    • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. If power goes out, this will keep food fresher longer.

    • During a power outage:
    • If your power goes off, use flashlights instead of candles or kerosene lamps, and be careful with cooking flames. Open flames may create a fire hazard and the fire department may not be able to respond promptly.
    • Don't use charcoal or other fossil fuels to cook with indoors, as they can create deadly fumes.
    • If you were cooking when the outage occurred, remember to turn off the stove, oven or other appliances and remove all items such as pots and pans from the burners.
    • During a power outage, a fully-stocked free-standing freezer will keep most of your foods frozen for up to 72 hours if you don't open the door. The freezer section of a refrigerator-freezer will keep most of your foods frozen 10 to 24 hours. Resist the urge to peek inside to see if the food is still frozen. Each time you open the door, cold air gets out.

    • Electrical safety advice:
    • Do NOT approach downed utility lines or touch fallen or low-hanging wires, nor anything they may be in contact with. As a precaution, assume that all cables and lines may still be energized, regardless of whether they are power lines or telephone or cable television lines. In the event of high winds, any one of these lines may become energized if it becomes wrapped up in a power line.
    • Stay away from downed lines. Warn others to stay away. Call Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Trouble Line at 548-7961 or dial 911 for emergency assistance.

    • Communications:
    • Check local media and/or tune in to radio stations for important reports from local officials and additional safety and status reports from Hawaiian Electric Co.
    • Keep telephone lines clear for police and other emergency services. Call Hawaiian Electric Co. only to report downed sparking power lines or unsafe electrical equipment. Key numbers to note:
      1. Customer Service inquiries: 548-7311
      2. Trouble Line: 548-7961
      3. Emergency: 911


  • Loss of communications, broadcast media, Internet
    • Designate a friend or relative outside of Hawaii that will be your family's point-of-communications during a severe emergency. Have that person's phone number and email address handy.
    • Have a battery powered radio on hand. Check AM as well as FM.
    • Get a regular, non-wireless phone for the home.
    • Stay off the telephone or cell phone, unless your call is essential or an emergency, to allow essential phone calls to go through. You could be slowing down response and recovery to your neighborhood.
    • Don't call 911 asking for information. You're delaying dispatching the emergency responders!
    • Study, obtain an amateur radio license, and get into ham radio.
  • Loss of water
    • Have a ready store of water available for emergencies. Three gallons per person per day.
    • Get water purification kits and supplies.
  • Loss of sewage and waste water treatment
    • Keep an empty five gallon "bucket" around your home.
  • Damage to the home
    • Know the three evacuation shelters nearest your home. Not all of them may open during a disaster.
    • Take photographs or videos of your home's exterior and interior to aid in filing insurance claims.
    • Keep critical papers in a safety deposit box. Include precious family photos.
    • Trim trees and branches. Secure loose objects around the home.
    • Have cleaning supplies, bleach, rags, broom, shovel, rake handy.
    • Have a supply of trash bags ready.
    • Have several pairs of work gloves ready for clearing debris.
    • Have several pairs of rubber gloves ready for use with cleaning solutions.
    • Have hammers, nails, lumber, plastic tarp sheeting available.
    • Have a pre-packed bag with clean clothing ready.
  • Evacuation to an American Red Cross Shelter
  • People intending to go to one of the shelters are asked to bring the following items with them:
    • Water - One gallon of water per person per day for five to seven days, for drinking and sanitation.
    • Food - Nonperishable food that does not require cooking to consume. Popular local foods such as Spam, corned beef and Vienna sausages are handy.
    • Prescription medications - Special medications and glasses
    • Baby - Infant formula and diapers
    • Eating utensils - Plates, mess kits, forks and chopsticks. Don't forget a can opener for canned foods.
    • Radio - Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both.
    • Light - Flashlight and or a portable fluorescent light and extra batteries.
    • First aid - Get a good kit and consider taking a certified first aid course.
    • Sanitation - Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Maps - Local area maps
    • Pets - Pet food and water for your pet. You must bring your pet in a cage. Only certain shelters will have separate arrangements for pets.
  • Flooded and blocked roads
    • Know how to contact your boss, co-workers and company after-hours.
    • Keep a Bryan's Map in your car.
    • Have saws, ropes and other equipment to clear fallen branches and trees.
  • Loss of ready access by emergency first responders
    • If you have a critical medical emergency, try to get to your nearest fire station.
  • Loss of ground transportation
    • Consider getting a bicycle.
  • Loss of ready access to medical services
    • Keep a well stocked first aid kit ready.
    • Learn first aid and CPR. Keep a book on first aid handy.
  • Loss of access to gasoline
    • Keep the gas tank in your vehicle at least half-filled.
    • Fill your gas tank before the event.
  • Loss of ATMs and financial services
    • Have a supply of cash (various denominations) on hand.
  • Loss of access to food, groceries, ice, medical supplies
    • Have non-perishable foods, supply of prescription medicine ready.
    • Have a means of cooking your foods, such as a charcoal or propane grill available.
    • Have paper plates and disposable eating utensils available.
  • Loss of regular commerce
    • Keep a current hardcopy white and yellow page phone directory in the home.
  • Loss of air transportation
  • Loss of ocean surface transportation
  • Loss of mail service
  • Closure of schools, child care centers
  • Closure of school sporting events
  • Closure of visitor attractions

  • Additional personal preparedness information
  • Assessment of utilities Honolulu Advertiser article on readiness of electricity, water, telephones and cell phones
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