Hawaii 2022 – Kauai

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For the second portion of our trip, we took a short flight from Kona to Lihue on the island of Kauai.  Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is the 4th most visited of the Hawaiian Islands, behind Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.  However, you could say it “punches above its weight” when it comes to natural beauty and dramatic landscapes.

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Molokai–Tsunami and Tsunshine

It was at about 7:15pm on Saturday, October 28, 2012, when we saw the first notice that there was a tsunami warning in effect for all of the Hawaiian islands.  A couple of hours earlier there had been an earthquake off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, measured at a magnitude of 7.7.  Initially, it was thought that this would pose no threat of Tsunami to Hawaii.  However, subsequent readings from various measurement buoys convinced the scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of a certainty for a Tsunami reaching Hawaii which resulted in them issuing a tsunami warning for the islands.  They expected the initial surge to reach the north side of the islands at 10:28pm with possible wave heights 5 feet above normal sea level in Maui.

Forecasted wave heights

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