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@ 20-Apr-2019 3:25am
69.3°F Warmer 2.2°F than last hour.
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Night time, Dry, Clear skies  Night time, Dry, Clear skies
Feels Like: 69 °F
Humidity: 31%Decreased 2% since last hour.
Dew Point: 37.3 °FIncreased 0.4°F since last hour.
Wind: Calm
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Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.69 in Falling 0.002 inHg/hour
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Solar Rad: 0%
0 W/m2
UV Index: 0.0
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Rain Today: 0.00 in
Rain Rate: 0.000 in
Rain Month: 0.01 in
Rain Year: 3.99 in

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Sunrise: 5:51 am
Sunset: 7:02 pm
Moonrise: 7:37 pm
Moonset: 6:58 am
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Full Moon, Moon age: 15 days,12 hours,5 minutes,99%
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Today's High Temp: 71.2°F
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Today's Low Temp: 66.7°F
2:58am
Today's High Humidity: 35%
2:10am
Today's Low Humidity: 28%
12:00am
Today's High Dewpoint: 38.5°F
2:10am
Today's Low Dewpoint: 35.9°F
12:36am
Today's High Barometric Pressure: 29.702 in/Hg
2:57am
Today's Low Barometric Pressure: 29.692 in/Hg
2:01am
Today's High Wind Speed: 2.3 mph
12:46am
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Today's High Rain Rate: 0.000 in/min
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Welcome to Pepperridge North Valley's
Hawaiian Tsunami Page

ALOHA! Welcome to Paradise!

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Byodo-In Temple in Kaneohe - Oahu
Byodo-In Temple in Kãne‘ohe - Oahu, Hi

      

Makapu'u Lighthouse - Oahu
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse - Oahu, Hi

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Current Reported Watches, Warnings and Advisiories for Oahu's Eastern Windward Shores

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for zone HIZ009.

The latest Information on Earthquake Triggered Tsunami's


   Logo: Tsunami Evacuation Sign   Logo: Tsunami Evacuation Route Sign

What Is A Tsunami?

Tsunami (soo-NAH-mee): a Japanese word that means harbor wave; a sea wave of local or distant origin that results from large-scale seafloor displacements associated with large earthquakes, major submarine slides, or exploding volcanic islands. Typically generated by seismic or volcanic activity or by underwater landslides, a tsunami consists of a series of high-energy waves that radiate outward like pond ripples from the area in which the generating event occurred.

Not all earthquakes produce tsunamis. To generate a tsunami, an earthquake must occur underneath or near the ocean, be very large (approximately Richter magnitude 7 or greater), and create vertical movement of the sea floor. However, recent studies regarding the potential for a great Cascadia Subduction zone earthquake off the Washington, Oregon, and Northern California coastlines indicate the local tsunami waves may reach nearby coastal communities within minutes of the earthquake thereby giving little or no time to issue warnings.


Tsunamis in Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi is at risk from tsunamis caused by both distant ("teleseismic") and local sources. PTWC issues different messages types for tsunamis generated by these two types of sources. In either case, a large, shallow earthquake originating beneath the ocean floor has the potential to generate a tsunami.

  • Tsunamis from Distant Sources: Most tsunamis that affect Hawaiʻi originate from seismically active areas around the Pacific. In particular, areas where tectonic plates are in collision (subduction zones), such as Alaska's Aleutian Island chain and the west coast of South America, generate most of the world's tsunamigenic earthquakes. When this occurs, residents of Hawaiʻi have ample time to prepare for an incoming tsunami (4 hours if it's from Alaska, 10 hours from Chile). In this case people should stay tuned to local radio and TV to determine when and if they should evacuate to higher ground. Distant tsunamis with runups in Hawaiʻi exceeding 3 meters have occurred in 1868 (Chile), 1877 (Chile), 1896 (Japan), 1906 (Chile), 1923 Kamchatka, 1933 (Japan), 1946 (Aleutians), 1952 (Kamchatka), 1957 (Aleutians), 1960 (Chile), 1964 (Alaska).

     
  • Tsunamis from Local Sources: Because Hawaiʻi is seismically active, a shallow undersea earthquake can reach sufficient size to generate a local tsunami. While destructive local tsunamis are less frequent, there is little time to react to such an event. Waves from the tsunami caused by the 1975 Kalapana earthquake killed two campers in the Halape area about a minute after they experienced the strong shaking. Therefore, if you feel strong shaking and are near the water, you should immediately move to higher ground. For example, a tsunami generated from the southeast coast of the Big Island will only take 5-10 minutes to reach Hilo or Kona, so you should act fast. Residents of Maui have about 15-20 minutes, and Oʻahu has about 30-40 minutes warning. Local tsunamis with runups exceeding 3 meters have occurred in 1868 (Ka`u) and 1975 (Kalapana).

epicenters of earthquakes producing observable tsunamis in Hawaiʻi

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How will I know if a Tsunami is coming?

The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WC/ATWC) is responsible for tsunami warnings for California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) provides warnings to international authorities, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories within the Pacific Basin.

The WC/ATWC and PTWC may issue the following bulletins:

  • Information:  A message with information about an earthquake that is not expected to generate a tsunami.
  • Advisory:  An earthquake has occurred in the Pacific Basin, which might generate a tsunami.
  • Watch:  A tsunami was or may have been generated, but is at least two hours travel time to the area in Watch status.
  • Warning:  A tsunami was, or may have been generated, which could cause damage; therefore, people in the warned area are strongly advised to evacuate.

Hawaii Message Definitions:

  • Tsunami Warning
    A tsunami warning is issued when a potential tsunami with significant widespread inundation is imminent or expected. Warnings alert the public that widespread, dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after arrival of the initial wave. Warnings also alert emergency management officials to take action for the entire tsunami hazard zone. Appropriate actions to be taken by local officials may include the evacuation of low-lying coastal areas, and the repositioning of ships to deep waters when there is time to safely do so. Warnings may be updated, adjusted geographically, downgraded, or canceled. To provide the earliest possible alert, initial warnings are normally based only on seismic information.

  • Tsunami Watch
    A tsunami watch is issued to alert emergency management officials and the public of an event which may later impact the watch area. The watch area may be upgraded to a warning (or advisory in the WC/ATWC AOR) - or canceled - based on updated information and analysis. Therefore, emergency management officials and the public should prepare to take action. Watches are normally issued based on seismic information without confirmation that a destructive tsunami is underway.

  • Tsunami Advisory
    Advisories are issued to coastal populations within areas not currently in either warning or watch status when a tsunami warning has been issued for another region of the same ocean. An Advisory indicates that an area is either outside the current warning and watch regions or that the tsunami poses no danger to that area. The PTWC will continue to monitor the event, issuing updates at least hourly. As conditions warrant, the Advisory will either be continued, upgraded to a watch or warning, or ended.

  • Tsunami Information Statement
    A Tsunami Information Statement is issued to inform emergency management officials and the public that an earthquake has occurred, or that a tsunami warning, watch or advisory has been issued for another section of the ocean. In most cases, information statements are issued to indicate there is no threat of a destructive tsunami and to prevent unnecessary evacuations as the earthquake may have been felt in coastal areas. An information statement may, in appropriate situations, caution about the possibility of destructive local tsunamis. Information statements may be re-issued with additional information, though normally these messages are not updated. However, a watch, advisory or warning may be issued for the area, if necessary, after analysis and/or updated information becomes available.

  • Warning Cancellation
    A final product indicating the end of the damaging tsunami threat. A cancellation is usually issued after an evaluation of sea level data confirms that a destructive tsunami will not impact the warned area.


If you're near a coastal beach, here are ways to know a tsunami may be imminent and you need to seek higher ground:

  • A warning siren may sound.
  • Seawater may recede quickly.
  • The ground may shake, indicating an earthquake has occurred.
  • Your NOAA Tone Alert radio issues a warning that a tsunami may be headed to your area.
  • Sign up for free Email and Text Mesage Tsunami Alerts from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Additional information on evacation routes for Hawai'i can be found at the following link; Hawai'i Evacuation routes.



Please Visit our other Hawaiian Pages: Hawaiian Earthquake Activity Page ·  Hawaiian Volcanos Activity Page ·  Hawaiian Weather Page



Kãne‘ohe and Kãne‘ohe Bay with the Koolau Mountains as backdrop - Windward - Oahu, Hawaii

Kaneohe and Kaneohe Bay - Oahu, Hi


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THERMAL LOW (Heat Low)
During the summer the intense Arizona heat causes the formation of a thermal low (heat low), this thermal low usually forms near Yuma. It is usually formed by the intense thermal updrafts and rapidly rising air that cause lower Barometric pressure levels whichs leads to the formation of a surface low pressure area. This feature can enhance the moisture levels during the monsoon by pulling in low level moisture from Baja California.

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