Hawaii missed a big tsunami.
That’s probably not entirely accurate, let’s rephrase: Hawaii didn’t get a significant tsunami from the Chilean quake. The Hawaiians didn’t miss it at all. Hawaiians moved to higher ground. They prepared for disaster. Then the disaster didn’t occur.
That’s good news, especially since there remains disaster in Chile to worry about.
How long before some yahoo complains we shouldn’t trust USGS, nor NOAA?
- Christian Science Monitor on why the U.S. is better prepared than others for tsunami forecasting
- Washington Post on vagaries of tsunami forecasting