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Hawaii earthquake

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    6.5 off the Big Island. One aftershock of 5.8.

    I can't remember a quake out there before.
  2. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    CNN's saying no injuries reported, anyone hearing anything different?
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    That usually means 1,000 dead by tomorrow.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    They certainly have them ... that's one of the most geologically active areas in the Pacific basin. On the other hand, I can't remember a quake that strong out there before.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    That's what I meant. This size is what you see in California (I should know having grown up there), not way out there.
    Pretty much no power anywhere in the state.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Listening to the Honolulu tv station feed on CNN I thought they said the last time there was one this big out there was in the 1970s.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    June 25, 1989: 6.1
    Nov. 16, 1983: 6.6 (same as today)
    Nov. 29, 1975: 7.2
    April 26, 1973: 6.2
  8. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    KITV is streaming live over the net... apparently power is out on Oahu and the Honolulu airport is only open to incoming flights. With the power out, a lot of tourists in Waikiki are pretty confused I guess.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I have a friend who just moved to Maui this week for a job. I can't reach her via cell, and the number in her condo is obviously out of service.

    I spoke with the SE there, and he said it scared the hell out of him. They did the doorway thing, had things falling off the shelves, etc. He said they were asking people to stay off the phones, so I let him go. But Maui (I think) is the island just north of the big island.
  10. pallister

    pallister Guest

    My nephew is on vacation there (Maui, I believe), and while I reached him by cell yesterday, I can't so far today.
  11. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    My cousin is supposed to be moving to Maui this week. I haven't called him to see what he's going to do since I'm sure he doesn't know yet. IJAG, I hope your friend is OK.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it is. Honolulu/Oahu is 150-some miles from the epicenter and there is no power on that island, so I would imagine there is limited, if any, on Maui either.
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