Maui Tsunami 2011: Numbers, Pictures & Stories

Photo by Peter Liu

March 10 started—and nearly ended—like any other day in Hawaii. It was already dark and many had gone home for the evening when the word came in: a massive earthquake had rocked the ocean floor off the coast of Japan and sent a tsunami cascading across the country’s northeastern region. And, officials cautioned, the rest of the Pacific was at risk. We’d been through this before, most recently last February when an 8.8 temblor shook Chile and … [Read more...]

Lahaina Harbor when I got back to land (via @joewouldgo @plantawish)

Lahaina Harbor via @joewouldgo

Yep, boats sure got messed up in Lahaina during #HITsunami 2011. I wonder what the shipwreck looks like when you walk the sea wall? Hoping to scope out Lahaina for myself. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

Late in the Day: 2pm Tsunami Surge Kahului Harbor – #HITsunami

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via flickr.com All the kids were out on the reef around 2:30 pm then all of a sudden the water came back in. this all happened within a 15 min period. The ocean is still acting strange. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

PHOTO: Lahaina Harbor damage (via Duane F. via @jodyyoshida)

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Lahaina Harbor's dock is thrashed. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Lahaina Harbor damage – Pieces of dock missing / Where’s the water? (via @saramcdonald)

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Boats that left Lahaina Harbor have not been allowed to return yet. Unconfirmed reports of four sunken vessels inside harbor. See the full gallery on Posterous Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: #HITsunami Aftermath – Ho’okipa, Paia and Kahului (via @anuheayagi @mauitime)

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*** Lifeguard Cameron Layer stands guard at Ho'okipa Beach Park, early this morning. A six-foot piece of ply board debris on Paia Bay beach. No other notable debris or damage. Highest tide line very near Paia Youth Center. #HITsunami floodwater near Puunene and Kaahumanu Ave. intersection. Kamehameha Ave. closed to makai-bound traffic. These saltwater pools are strangely clear, as compared to puddles after a rainstorm. As I … [Read more...]

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS of #HITsunami March 2011: Maalaea Harbor damage – (via @kaiscapes @peterliu47)

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via flickr.com Most damage in South Maui found along N. Kihei Rd. Boats in Maalaea Harbor have been devastated. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Tsunami devastation in Hawaii, May 25, 1960 (via CBS News)

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Check out this website I found at cbsnews.com The destruction of this earthquake in 1960 is sobering. We have come a ways with our development of the warning system. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

Maui Kahului Harbor Area Linekona Pl Wailuku home damage #HITSUNAMI part 4 of 5 – @tommyrusso ‘s @posterous

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via tommyrusso.posterous.com Incredible, this home is destroyed. Unbelievable. We got so lucky. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]

Maui Kahului Harbor Area Linekona Pl Wailuku home damage #HITSUNAMI pics pt 3 of 4 – @tommyrusso ‘s @posterous

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via tommyrusso.posterous.com Rocks and debris and outdoor foilage now decorate this room. Posted via email from jenrusso's posterous … [Read more...]