Sunday, October 15, 2006

EARTHQUAKE HITS HAWAII

BREAKING NEWS
An Earthquake registering 6.6 hit Hawaii at 7:07am this morning. At this point there are no reported injuries or deaths.

A Disaster Declaration has been signed by Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle for the entire state. The Hawaii National Guard has stated that they are ready to go if needed.

Electric is out island wide and many major roads are closed due to damage. Airports are operating on generator power at this time and remain open loading people on planes by portable staircases. Some flights have been canceled but in most cases flights are still departing and arriving at airports in Hawaii.

Reports of structural damage at the Kona Hospital is sending patients to their sister hospital in Hilo about 30 minutes west of their location.

The Earthquake hit approximately 157 miles south of Honolulu near the area of Kona.

Officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that this quake was too small to trigger a Tsunami but large enough for them to give a “heads up warning” to all islands while they investigated. Officials stated that it only took them a couple minutes to determine and to advise the islands that NO Tsunami was expected.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jason said...

Oh no. I had a time share in hawaii. Are there any reports of how bad the damage was? I got to find a way to "get back to my little grass shack in Miki Wiki Wahoo." Ha. Sorry I couldnt resist. God bless 'em.

6:47 PM  
Blogger haasenfoose said...

Where the ooma,ooma,loopa,loopa,opowana go swiming by.

8:36 PM  

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