Paradise? 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Near Waimea, Hawaii As Two Hurricanes Approach


NASA.gov Satellite Movie Shows Hurricane Iselle and Julio Moving Toward Hawaii.

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has hit Hawaii with an epicenter about 7 miles northwest of Waimea. The earthquake struck just days before Hurricane is forecast to hit the big island today and tonight, and Hurricane Julio is expected to hit Hawaii early Sunday morning.

There are no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake.

Hurricane Iselle southern blow …


Hurricane Julio northern blow …

TROPICAL STORM WARNING for Honolulu …

Tropical Storm Warning
HURRICANE ISELLE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
636 AM HST THU AUG 7 2014

…DANGEROUS ISELLE BEARING DOWN ON THE BIG ISLAND…

.NEW INFORMATION…
EXPANDED INFORMATION FOR KAUAI AND SURROUNDING WATERS.

.AREAS AFFECTED…
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR PORTIONS OF THE
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS…
A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG ISLAND.

A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR WATERS AROUND THE BIG ISLAND.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR NIIHAU…KAUAI…OAHU…
MOLOKAI…LANAI…KAHOOLAWE…MAUI.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR WATERS AROUND KAUAI…
WATERS AROUND OAHU…KAIWI CHANNEL…MAUI COUNTY WATERS…PAILOLO
CHANNEL AND ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

.STORM INFORMATION…
AT 5 AM HST…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISELLE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 18.5N…LONGITUDE 150.6W…OR ABOUT 305 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HILO HAWAII ABOUT 510 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
HONOLULU HAWAII. HURRICANE ISELLE IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST AT
17 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW…
ISELLE WILL BRING HEAVY RAINS…HIGH SURF AND DAMAGING WINDS.
WEATHER ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY
TODAY…WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ON THE BIG ISLAND
THIS AFTERNOON. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD
TO MAUI COUNTY TONIGHT AND TO OAHU AND KAUAI ON FRIDAY. SWELLS
GENERATED BY ISELLE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD TODAY AND WILL BECOME
DAMAGING ALONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST FACING COASTLINES. THE HIGH
SURF IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE ISLANDS AHEAD OF THE HEAVY RAINS AND
STRONG WINDS. THE HIGH SURF MAY BRING COASTAL FLOODING…PARTICULARLY
WHEN COMBINED WITH AFTERNOON ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDES. THE THREAT
OF COASTAL FLOODING AND PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE GREATEST ON
WINDWARD BIG ISLAND.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE IN THE SHORT TERM TRACK IS HIGH…PUTTING
ISELLE OVER THE BIG ISLAND LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS STILL
SOME UNCERTAINTY IN THE EXACT TRACK AND STRENGTH OF ISELLE AS IT
MOVES WEST OF THE BIG ISLAND AND IMPACTS THE REST OF THE STATE.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR THOSE UNDER A WARNING…YOUR PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION. IN A HURRICANE…
CONDITIONS CAN CHANGE QUICKLY. EVACUATE IF DIRECTED TO DO SO BY
LOCAL OFFICIALS…OR IF YOUR HOME IS VULNERABLE TO HIGH WINDS OR
FLOODING. CANCEL ANY BEACH ACTIVITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PERSONS LIVING NEAR THE SHORE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE
QUICKLY SHOULD BUILDING SURF THREATEN.

IT IS VITAL THAT YOU DO NOT FOCUS ON THE EXACT FORECAST TRACK.
FORECAST MOVEMENT…DIRECTION…AND SPEED ARE ONLY ESTIMATES.
EVEN SMALL ERRORS IN THE FORECAST TRACK CAN MEAN MAJOR
DIFFERENCES IN WHERE THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR. DAMAGING
EFFECTS CAN EXTEND FAR FROM THE CENTER.

BE READY TO EVACUATE IF NECESSARY. HEED THE ADVICE OF LOCAL
OFFICIALS AND COMPLY WITH ANY ORDERS THAT ARE ISSUED. PERSONS
LIVING NEAR THE SHORE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE QUICKLY
SHOULD BUILDING SURF THREATEN.

AT PORTS…DOCKS…AND MARINAS…PERFORM THE PRESCRIBED
PREPARATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN.
IF YOU LIVE ON A BOAT…BEGIN TO SAFELY SECURE YOUR CRAFT
AND MAKE PLANS TO LEAVE IT FOR ADEQUATE LAND BASED SHELTER.

SMALL CRAFT SHOULD RETURN TO PORT OR SEEK SAFE HARBOR.