Tsunami hits Hawaii

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This blog is not usually a news service but if the main media doesn’t cover it, e.g. the U.S. wildfires and South African floods, we’ll post it.

Initially, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no “destructive widespread tsunami threat” after the 7.7 magnitude quake shook the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of Canada.

Television images from the island of Oahu showed relatively small waves peacefully rolling toward shore.

But Fryer urged Hawaii residents not to deceived by appearances.

“Typically, the first wave is not the largest,” he said, adding that subsequent waves could be much larger, resulting in flooding in low-lying areas.

“If the waves are big, the all-clear may take six or seven hours,” the scientist said.

Of course, it might all be as Chuckles usually reports, as in “storm hits, widespread devastation blights a civilization”:

1 comment for “Tsunami hits Hawaii

  1. amfortas
    October 28, 2012 at 11:49

    I will await tomorrow’s headline in Australia where Julia Gillard will blame it on Tony Abbott.

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