Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami keeps folks awake, but mostly spares the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii County Emergency Operations Center (c) 2011 All Hawaii News
Tsunami waves swamped Hawaii beaches and brushed the U.S. western coast Friday but didn't immediately cause major damage after devastating Japan and sparking evacuations throughout the Pacific. Associated Press.

Hawaii teams are beginning to assess the damage Friday morning after a tsunami connection with a powerful 8.9-magnitude earthquake off Japan. KITV4.

Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle has issued an all clear for Oahu residents after tsunami waves overnight caused a mass evacuation of coastal areas statewide. Star-Advertiser.

On the Neighbor Islands, damage was reported in Kailua-Kona and flooding was reported in Kahului, where the surge reached a third of a mile inland. Star-Advertiser.