The Japanese Tsunami and the Hawaiian Islands
The islands of Hawaii faced the Japanese Tsunami just hours before the West Coast of California did. The damage was serious but not devastating. Though the owners of this small home pictured here might disagree. The Washington Examiner has a good description of what happened.
On the western shore of Hilo, firefighters spotted a floating home in Kealakekua Bay and seven others damaged by at least one large wave, said Quince Mento with the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. Buildings 11 miles north in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii also suffered extensive damage.
Mento said the bay is not very populated and he didn’t know the exact size of the single-family structure — nor if it was still floating in the bay or had gone to sea.
Photo from here.