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Hawaii Webcams Tsunami

March 11, 2011 by staff 

Hawaii Webcams Tsunami, California & Oregon webcams listed below – The tsunami generated by an earthquake in Japan could reach 6 feet (2 meters) when it hits parts of northern California coast and force evacuations, an agency spokesman State of emergency declared.

In Hawaii, the first signs of a tsunami began to appear, as the waves grew steadily over southern beaches of the island of Oahu. The first waves in Hawaii appear to have caused any damage.

The massive earthquake 8.9 magnitudes in Japan triggered tsunami warnings for most of the Pacific basin, including northern California and Oregon.

“It is very possible that some evacuations here,” California Emergency Management Agency spokesman Scott Jordan said by telephone, adding that the region of far northern California near the Oregon border was most likely to see big waves.

In Hawaii, 3800 a few miles (6,200 km) from Japan, the main airport at least three major islands – Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii – were closed as a precaution, and the U.S. Navy ordered all warships at Pearl Harbor to remain in port to support rescue operations if necessary.

Civil defense officials ordered all coastal areas evacuated by Hawaiian 2 hours, local time, about minutes before the first wave reached the islands at about 0830 GMT EST/1330.

Authorities also ordered the evacuation of low lying areas on the island territory of the United States from Guam in the western Pacific, but the tsunami warning was lifted a few hours later and roads have been reopened.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said the tsunami warning was issued from Mexico on the Pacific coast of South America. The board was then extended to part of the U.S. west coast from Point Conception, California, north through Oregon.

President Barack Obama, a native of Hawaii, was notified of the massive earthquake in Japan 4 am/0900 GMT and has instructed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be ready to hit U.S. states and territories, the White House.

The earthquake off the coast of northern Japan was the biggest in years and triggered tsunami waves up to 30 feet (10 meters) swept farmland, carrying homes, crops, vehicles and fire trigger.

On Easter Island, a Chilean territory in the South Pacific, the authorities planned to move residents of higher ground hours before a possible tsunami would reach the volcanic island on Friday afternoon.

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose country was hit by a magnitude 8.8 earthquake and devastating tsunamis that killed over people a year ago, urged Chileans to remain vigilant, but continue with their daily routine. (Additional reporting by Suzanne Roig and Jorens Barut Honolulu, Peter Henderson in San Francisco and Simon Gardner in Santiago, written by Steve Gorman)

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