Breaking news: Tsunami waves hit Hawaii as storm sweeps islands


Tsunami waves hit Hawaii as storm sweeps islands

JAYMES SONG, Associated Press

HONOLULU — Tsunami waves hit Hawaii in the early morning hours Friday and were sweeping through the island chain after an earthquake in Japan sparked evacuations throughout the Pacific and as far as the U.S. western coast.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says Kauai was the first island hit early Friday by the tsunami, and the waves surged in Waikiki. Officials predicted Hawaii would experience waves up to 6 feet (2 meters), and officials spent hours evacuating ahead of the storms. The waves early Friday w...

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