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September 09, 2016

Hawai‘i Secures $625,000 in Federal Funds for Tsunami Preparedness

The funds will support the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency. NOAA’s Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program provides funding to coastal states for preparedness activities such as inundation mapping, disaster planning, and tsunami education.
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August 11, 2016

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 7+ Loyalty Islands Quake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary magnitude 7.6 moment earthquake reported at 3:27 p.m. HST on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 in Southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
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May 16, 2016

Mega-Tsunami Chances in Hawaiʻi Estimated

The study estimated the probability of a 9+ Magnitude earthquake in the Aleutian Islands, and its power to create a mega-tsunami in Hawai‘i.
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April 15, 2016

No Tsunami Threat After 7.0M Kyushu, Japan Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a 7.0M (preliminary 7.1 magnitude) earthquake reported at 6:25 a.m. HST on Friday, April 15, 2016 near Kyushu Japan, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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April 14, 2016

Three Neighbor Island Quakes Offer Gentle Reminder

Three small quakes nudged the outer islands between March 28 and April 5, offering a gentle reminder that damaging earthquakes are part of Hawaiʻi’s history.
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April 01, 2016

No Tsunami Threat After 4.2M (Preliminary 4.7M) Hawaiʻi Earthquake

The agencies measured the quake at a depth of about 12.2 miles and say it was located 43 miles NNE of Honoka'a on Hawaiʻi Island; 58 mi east of Hāna, Maui; and and 81 miles E of Kīhei on Maui.
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March 28, 2016

3.6 Earthquake Rattles Maui

There is no tsunami expected following a preliminary magnitude 3.6 earthquake reported at 4:04 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, four miles West of Kīhei, Maui, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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February 12, 2016

No Tsunami After 4.0 Kīlauea Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 4.0 (preliminary magnitude 4.1) earthquake reported at 9:23 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 on the South Flank of the Kīlauea Volcano.
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January 13, 2016

No Tsunami Generated from Powerful Hokkaido Quake

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported at 5:42 p.m. HST that no tsunami was generated from a 6.7-magnitude (preliminary report) earthquake that struck on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11.25 a.m. Singapore time off the southern coast of Hokkaido.
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December 17, 2015

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After 6.4M Mexico Earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a 6.4M (preliminary magnitude 6.6) earthquake reported at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
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November 24, 2015

No Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi After Large Peru Quake

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi following a preliminary magnitude 6.9 (7.5M according to preliminary data released by the USGS) earthquake reported at 12:46 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 in the border region of Peru and Brazil.
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September 17, 2015

Tsunami Advisory Cancelled: 2.2 Foot Wave Reported in Kahului

In Kahului on Maui a tsunami wave of 1.2 feet was reported at 3:53 a.m.; and a 2.2 foot wave was recorded at 4:35 a.m. according to preliminary data compiled by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Wave activity was occurring in 18 to 22 minute intervals.
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September 16, 2015

State Closes Coastal Areas to Assess Impacts of Tsunami Advisory

State managed coastal and low-lying areas will remain closed on Thursday morning until staff from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources is able to assess ocean conditions following a large earthquake in Chile on Wednesday afternoon.
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September 16, 2015

Major Tsunami Not Expected in Hawaii, Sea Level Changes Forecast

BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A MAJOR TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED TO STRIKE THE STATE OF HAWAII. HOWEVER...SEA LEVEL CHANGES AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY OCCUR ALONG ALL COASTS THAT COULD BE A HAZARD TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT BEACHES AND IN HARBORS AND MARINAS. THE THREAT MAY CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL.
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August 21, 2015

Schatz Announces Nearly $500,000 in Funding for Tsunami Preparedness

US Senator Brian Schatz today announced that the State of Hawaiʻi will receive nearly a half-million-dollars in grant funding to support the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency in its mission to inform and prepare residents for tsunamis.
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