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Tsunami Hits Molokai’s East End

The biggest earthquake in Japan’s history was so powerful it tilted the axis of the Earth, according to NASA, sending tsunami waves crashing across the Pacific Ocean last Thursday evening, March 10. The waves reached Molokai shores around 3:15 a.m. on Friday morning.

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sendai, Japan at 7:46 p.m. local time, triggering more than forty Pacific nations to declare tsunami warnings, including Hawaii.

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One Response to “Tsunami Hits Molokai’s East End”

  1. hawaiiangirl says:

    Thankfully no one was injured. Property can always be replaced. But my heart goes out to all who had damage. No excuse for warnings not to work. The sirens are checked once a month, then when really needed, they don’t work.
    Also, for tourists, looking in the phone book for evacuation places, everything is in Hawaiian names. Not everyone knows those areas. There should be easier ways to show how to evacuate.

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