Hawaiian Earthquakes!

Hawaiian Earthquake Epicenter

Hawaiian Earthquake Epicenter

First Japanese Earthquakes (two in two days) and a ten foot metre tsunami; now, six Hawaiian earthquakes in the course of an hour. These ones were located just south of the Big Island, and at a maximum of 4.5 they aren’t too bad (I’ve been through that, and it was like the entire house went over the railway tracks on a bike, nothing major) but six???


People in Waikiki are being evacuated because of the expected tsunami from Japan. The airport is closed. And my friend in Hawaii is calmly emailing me over some abstruse WordPress embedding code.

I’ve tried the gigya shortcode in about every configuration I can come up with and I can get the player, but not the video itself. Their embed code is strange compared to others. Have you tried vodpod?

Panos is the undisputed gigya guru, so you might post in the forums. I don’t see a contact form on his blog.

Funny they had warning sirens at 8pm here, but I did not hear them. I did hear the ones about 9:20pm though.

I felt “compelled” to go grocery shopping this afternoon. I could have waited a few more days, but it was a strong urging. Glad I did now.

And we just had a 4.5 earthquake followed shortly after by a 3.3.

Fasten your seatbelts.


TO which my response is an understandable:

You mean you JUST had one? Just now?

And the calm reply:

Yup, just a few minutes before I sent the previous emails, we had two earthquakes.


And my un-calm reply:

Jesus Christ GET OFF THE INTERNET! Step away from power sources, dude! Priorities! You have to live long enough to have me over for merlot!

Although now I need a Martini!

UPDATE: oh wait, there’s more!

I’m up on the hill and safe. I’m off grid on solar and we had a bright sunny day so I have plenty of juice. My hand crank/solar radio is right here tuned to a radio station that plays a song and then does an update, then plays another song, then another update.

Wave heights for Kona, down the hill from me, are expected at a meter high, but they could be 5 to 15 minutes in length so they could push a good ways inland…

Ten earthquakes in the last hour +/-. Most 1 to 2.

When Kilauea was cranked up earlier this week we were getting 25 or so per day. Most barely felt where I am.


Yeah. Make that Martini a double. How am I supposed to sleep when my friends are calmly prepared for the Apocalypse. I bet he could take the Four Horsemen single-handed, and recycle the evidence.

Additionally: stuck in Twitter jail because I’ve tweeted too much this past hour about the Japanese quake and tsunami. Thanks, impersonal, automated ceiling on server loads.

Seriously, has anyone seen a woman answering to “Whore of Babylon?” BE PREPARED.


You may be measured and found wanting

You may be measured and found wanting

5 thoughts on “Hawaiian Earthquakes!

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  2. I have a friend in Hawaii that keeps posting on Face Book! Aloha my butt….I’m afraid for their safety even if they aren’t.

  3. I agree. I am worried about the entire Ring of Fire. I live in Vancouver, but I’m very, very glad to be well inland today, hundreds of miles away. Just woke up, going to check the updates now.

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