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2011 Hawaiian Tsunami
The March 2011 Hawaiian Tsunami
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States of America
Canon EOS Rebel
On March 11th, 2011 in the early morning a Tsunami roughly 6 feet high rushed into the Northern Hawaiian shore. Even though it was a small wave compared to most televised tsunamis, the devastation was costly. Fortunately no one was caught un aware, as Hawaii received ample warning from the Japanese Government. The Tsunami was the result of a 9.0 Earthquake off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, the Great Tohoku Earthquake. Me and the others in my party were staying at a hotel about 8 feet above sea level RIGHT above the shoreline road.
After the city was certain we weren't going to be struck by another freak wave, we were allowed to walk down into the touristy section of the town. Above are just a few of the pictures I took, and they don't quite do justice to the situation.
Food, water, and other supplies weren't delivered by truck that day for various reasons concerning the tsunami. This meant that most restaurants (especially the ones on the shore) were closed, or only serving a limited menu. I ended up eating at the Kona Brewery, much to the jealousy of my friends.
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