Looks like tsunami in Hawaii is going to be a minor one – but tsunami warning still in effect – stay at safe place

I’m watching KHNL (hawaii news) now and they just showed water slowly receding from Hilo bay and then surging back. But it was at most one feet water level difference. So looks like even if there was a tsunami it was a very small one. And without TV I doubt anyone would notice it. False alarm… Correction: it doesn’t mean that it is safe to go outside until warning is cleared!
Update 11.59am: watching hilo bay now – and it looks like water is running out of it quite fast. So there maybe some wave coming in.
Update 12:56pm: seen some water change here in Honolulu – about 1/3 of a feet. Still pretty empty outside. Warning is still in effect. Even though Honolulu Advertisers writes that Isles appear to have been spared there is still chance that more waves could come.
Update: 1.05pm: KHNL is showing some interesting pictures with some Hawaii reefs being exposed by tsunami. “Hilo Bay is continuing to fill and drain every 20 minutes, said warning center oceanographer Nathan Becker.”

5 thoughts on “Looks like tsunami in Hawaii is going to be a minor one – but tsunami warning still in effect – stay at safe place

  1. It’s receding and coming back again, it’s still in effect, and isn’t over yet. And you can’t count out the other islands like Maui or O’ahu

  2. Every tsunami is different and it is not just one wave. Do not listen to this false alarm crap. Be safe. This was a very irresponsible post.

  3. Mike, I corrected a post to make sure it won’t be interpreted as “go outside and don’t worry about anything”. It is still pretty empty outside. I think people are taking tsunami warning very seriously after recent devastating tsunamis.

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