Hawaiian Tsunami Warning

Day 15 into my Hawaiian adventure on the Big Island, I wake up to hear the devastating news of an 8.2 earthquake that rocked New Zealand. Normally I wouldn’t have given it a second thought, BUT being in tsunami territory it was a little freaky.

A tsunami warning had been issued for the Hawaiian islands. Geez.

But to be honest, there were no sirens or crazy antics. No one raided the grocery stores to stock up on toilet paper or water. I had observed earlier in my stay the signs showing where the evacuations for such weather phenomenons culminated, as the rocky coast slopes pretty dramatically down from the neighboring housing. So within 3 blocks of the coast, most people are already out of harms way of a typical wave. Or so I was led to believe.

I went down to the beach to enjoy a day of solitude to write some new articles and enjoy a snorkel in the bay. I did notice the waves were a little rougher than normal, but by 1pm the threat had thankfully been cancelled.

Just another day in the aloha state. 🌺🤙🏝

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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