Just called my parents who are at their ocean front condo. They report warning alarms went off at 6am. Wave expected to hit 11:19am local time (Kauai).
It could also hit areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska.
If you are anywhere near the ocean, please check your status WRT tsunami warnings, watches.
you have family in Hawaii? I do too, quite a bit actually. I'm hoping they'll be alright. If your curious, if you know anyone in your family that's in the dairy/cow business (or was in it) chances are were related to some degree.
Last edited by Spacemania: 02-27-2010 at 12:47 PM.
Parents vacation on Kauai, beach front ground floor condo. They evacuated about 9am local time (11am PT). They were planning to head to area where they could view what was happening until all clear (perhaps 1-3 hours after initial wave due). (My parents are old school and do not leave their cell phones on, so I'll wait for a call from them.)
Listening to reports, sounds like it's been 1-3 feet on the Big Island (Hawaii). Oahu (Waikiki) pictures on TV don't look like a lot of devastation - small waves.
(Then a 6.0 quake hits Argentina, apparently considered an aftershock of the 8.8 quake in Chile.)
I used to live on Oahu. Nobody really paid much attention to the tsunami warnings, except the tourists. When we'd get the warnings, I'd always wonder what it would be like if a really big, super colossal, hollywood-movie of a tsunami would appear off in the distance. How fast can you get to the top of Diamondhead?