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.
If you are not in a coastal evacuation zone stay where you are and stay off the road. Keep roads and highways open for evacuees exiting the shoreline and first responders who must enter to assist.
They are saying on CNN that it is the 7th worst earthquake in recorded human history. And that the people in that northern city of Sundai where you see the footage on the news of the giant 33 foot wave only had about 30 min to get inland. There are gonna be SO many dead.
There may be a little flooding in places like Richmond.
How would it hit Richmond? At worst waves of a few feet would hit the west coast of Vancouver Island.
While Richmond is an island community, we are not at significant risk of a tsunami. Vancouver Island lies as a kind of breakwater between the open ocean and Richmond providing us with a natural protective barrier. If a tsunami did occur on the open ocean, Vancouver Island would absorb the major impact of a tsunami. The tsunami waves would dissipate to one metre or less as they moved through the Juan de Fuca Straight and Gulf Islands.
My bro and his wife live in southernish Japan but they're okay. Mindblowing pictures, even though the people of Sendai only had 30 minutes warning I would not be surprised if most managed to make it to safety.