To follow the shocking 8.8 magnitude Chile earthquake 2010, Hawaii is under a tsunami warning that could be damaging to the coastlines. Tsunami warnings were issued in several regions such in Hawaii and in some counties on the California coast.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued this warning on their website:
A tsunami has been generated that can cause damage along the coast of both islands in the state of Hawaii. Urgent measures should be taken to protect lives and property.
A tsunami is a series of long waves of the ocean. Everyone can continue to wave Crest 5 to 15 minutes or more, and the expansion in coastal areas prone to flooding. Danger could last for several hours after the initial wave as waves arrive later. Expected tsunami heights and may not be the first wave may not be higher.
Waves effectively wrap around the islands. All the beaches are at risk regardless of the direction they face. Trough wave of a tsunami may temporarily expose the bottom of the sea, but the region quickly flood waters again. Very strong and unusual currents near the beach can be accompanied by atsunami. Debris and taken up by the tsunami more destructive power. Simultaneous high tides or high resource facilities significantly increase the tsunami HAZARD.THE estimated arrival time in Hawaii for the first wave of the tsunami
1119 AM HST SAT February 27, 2010
While based on the official statement made by the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the California tsunami warning 2010 remains in effect for the island state.
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