• The decisions to order evacuations at the county level on Oahua and Kauai apparently preceded transmission of the first tsunami “amplitude (crest to trough)” model results.

  • The Tsunami Warning Centers provided forecasts to Civil Defense in the state of Hawaii that proved to be within the range of observed conditions.


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