Tsunami Warning – Earliest Possibly Hazardous Waves 3:21AM Friday

Isles now under tsunami warning after 8.9 quake strikes off Japan
By Star-Advertiser Staff
POSTED: 08:16 p.m. HST, Mar 10, 2011


A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii as a result of a 8.9-magnitude earthquake near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch at 7:56 p.m. after the quake struck 231 miles northeast of Tokyo. The watch was upgraded to a more serious warning about 9:30 p.m.

“A tsunami has been generated that could cause damage along coastlines of all islands in the state of Hawaii,” the agency said. “Urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property.” Continue reading