Tsunami Watch this afternoon

HONOLULU — National Weather Service (NWS) has placed Hawai‘i under a tsunami watch and the first wave is expected to impact the state this afternoon at 4:35 p.m.

At 9:28 this morning, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.1 hit the Kermadec Islands which notified NWS of a tsunami warning in Hawai‘i.

Red Cross Kauai Director of Disaster Services Padraic Gallagher said the Red Cross does not open shelters for tsunami watches or warnings.

“We don’t want to direct people to certain locations,” Gallagher said in a Thursday morning statement. “Only that they get to higher ground, if necessary.”

For more info go to https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=55031806.

  1. I saw a Vampire once March 4, 2021 6:20 pm Reply

    Where was this located? We didn’t feel anything. Is this some place near to Hawai’i and in the pacific ocean? I didn’t pay attention. If we move to higher grounds, we can consider it a wipe out if the wave hits the islands. By a lot too.

  2. therealhawaiian March 5, 2021 8:06 am Reply

    I would be nice to know without having to google everything what direction the Tsunami is heading and what side of the Island is to be most affected? Lousy reporting.

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