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Old October 15th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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Bigger update...

Quake knocks out power across Hawaii
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Old October 15th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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I hope for the majority of you, this is a minor inconveniece. The reports coming out are sketchy but it looks like the kona side on the Big Island is feeling this the worst.

Aaron, Tim, and all others affected, hope this does not last long for ya.

Be mindful of aftershocks...........
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Old October 15th, 2006, 05:11 PM
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Holy cow! The earthquake in Hawaii was the lead story during the local 6PM news here in RI! They showed scenes from Honolulu and Kailua-Kona, along with some interviews...man, that is scary!
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Old October 15th, 2006, 05:29 PM
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The Dish Network Rules !!

Local KGMB is not broadcasting the KC game. But ESPN, NFL Network, and KFVE with the Warriors from yesterday. My football game got canceled.

Power stayed on pretty much in Honaunau. Out for 1/2 hr at most. Kona Hospital got some damage I heard.

My old Single Wall Redwood Post&Beam, circa 1973, did the full Hula, but stayed on her feet. Got some posts that walked 1/2" makai on the tofu blocks. No plumbing breaks, and the propane stayed standing. (miracle?) Tied that already. Guess I will have to jack the house a little, and prolly replace with strap blocks & some concrete. Minors. One thing for sure, they don't build'em like they used to.

What a busy Sunday. I truly love all the chores associated with being a homeowner. Never ending list of things to do. I think I will end the day by mowing, since it's crystal clear today down here.

I sure love it here. South Kona is beautiful today. Aloha.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 05:32 PM
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Funny....

Watching the KITV (HawaiiTV) feed thru CNN you get a calm but concerned vibe from the newsroom,

Then you switch to Fox News and it's all "FOX NEWS ALERT" and the tone is way more disasterous....

I hate Fox news, they make everything sound like the world is coming to an end. Not to make light of this, I know it's very serious, but I think Fox News paints everything with such an alarming spin.

Island residents, hope you're all ok....

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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:06 PM
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Watching Fox News in New York, I have family living in Honolulu area, stationed in the Navy. They are okay, they were able to get through to me via the Cell phone. They too have no power. My thoughts and prayers go out to all and hope this turns out to seem worse than it really is. Praying that there are no injuries or fatalities and minimal damage at worst.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:15 PM
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Live streaming KITV has been doing an excellent job providing the latest updates.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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My prayers are with everyone in Hawai'i. Just happy that nobody has been reported dead.

I can't get my friends over there on the phone but will keep trying. I am sure that's because all the phone lines are busy right now.

Please take care of youself everyone.

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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Shake and Quake!

Met up with a friend visiting frm Portland after an abbreviated, candle-lit Mass. Wandered around town, shopped a dark Safeway for picnic eats, lunched in a church courtyard, stopped to watch the ocean in Waikiki, and strolled an empty Ala Moana.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii

Over six hours with no power... gotta start planning what gets tossed from the fridge.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 08:53 PM
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I blogged my experience. We got our power back at 1320 or so, and it's stayed on. We didn't open the fridge/freezer doors, so hopefully everything is fine with that stuff (I know the ice is, since I've used the dispenser since we got the power back). I went to Safeway Waimalu about 1245; it had just gotten its power back, although the BOH ATM still wasn't up and running.

Funny: got five e-mails and five blog comments from people asking how I was doing. That's nice.

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Old October 15th, 2006, 09:08 PM
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Aue! I've been reading the articles on Yahoo! News. I read no deaths reported, but I'm still worried about you guys! It can be so hard without power. I didn't read anything about the water lines being affected, except on Big Island. That's the worst!

Be careful, everyone! I know everyone in our Hawai'i social network over here is very concerned! You're in our prayers. And if there's anything we can do, please drop me a line!

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Old October 15th, 2006, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: Shake and Quake!

KITV is doing rolling live news with remotes, call-ins, and featuring photos submitted by residents around town.

On Oahu, an old home in Manoa lost its stone chimney, the collapse of which did significant damage to the rest of the structure. A UH student was talking about how the cryogenic freezer on campus lost power causing some panic. Another crew is in Waikiki.

Lots of pictures from the Big Island of landslides, boulders on roads, collapsed walls, houses separated from foundations, trashed kitchens... A caller from Hawi (where my family is from) reports that the old sugar smokestack in the center of town collapsed (but missed hitting homes), that the road into Kona is closed, and that water service is still down.

Several schools closed tomorrow, Honokaa, Kohala... the remainder expected to open.

Lingle's telling her story in a press conference, being in Waikoloa, evacuating to the police station, flying over the Kona coast.

Link, I too got lots of inquiries from folks all over... through my sites, various social networks and places where I've got profiles posted. Very heartening. I even got an e-mail from a regional TV station that wanted to use my Flickr photos!
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Old October 15th, 2006, 09:47 PM
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Lei Liko checking in!

The rattler woke up me and the BF, who immediately went to baby's room to retrieve him. I tried standing under the door but my legs felt like noodles. I was scared it was going to go on forever.

BF got a call from his office and was called in to assess the damage. Dropped off baby at his mom's house (who naturally was at wits end because she had the hardest time getting through to us) and I went home to mom's. Our patio covering caved in, it's the heavy plastic kine, so no worry. Nieces and nephews were still kinda shaken up though.

On my way home to mom's I was gonna stop off at the store for rations. At the Stadium Sack N Save, the line was out the door all the way to Office Max! I said forget it after that!

The power stayed on for about 15 minutes after the quake and that's when I started getting all antsy. Out came the gas stove and my neighbors invited us over to use their grill and we all cooked what we thought would go bad.

My girlfriend in Kaimuki is still waiting on her power though. If it doesn't come on soon, I told her to come over for dinner!

And you know what BF did all day? He played GOLF. That frickah. I guess rain wasn't so bad up there.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 10:21 PM
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Just got off work an my roomate was telling me about this.........
A 6-er ehhhhh....... That is a rarity
And its good that NO casualties and everyone is doin a ok...
I only experienced one when I was still on the island though my mom (god rest her soul) one just went by and I did not even notice.
I did experience a 5.2 since living here in California which was back in 2002.
I was in my room watching a DVD and I hear rumbling. My roomate comes into my room and announces that was an earthquake which I learned originated from Gilroy. Wow I thought, seemed like a freight train jus went by outside.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 10:26 PM
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Hope everyone is safe & sound!

I was gone all day & I didn't find out about it until just a little bit ago, when I came home. *hugs*
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Old October 15th, 2006, 10:37 PM
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Either the nerves in my okole are dead or my house is structurally over-built on solid ground. I didn't feel much more than a shimmer this morning. Just a little window-rattling.

OTOH, my sister said things fell off the countertops and wall cabinets. Then again, she has a three-level house built on a hillside.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 10:52 PM
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Curious how a Mainland regional affiliate covered us? Carter Evans of KOVR CBS 13 in Sacramento filed a report, mentioning that he grew up here, and even having the anchors interview his aunt, Laurie Kalles, in Honolulu. Click the two video segments presently in the right sidebar of this story.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 10:53 PM
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People who live in wood framed houses (which is what most families in Hawai'i live in if they live in houses) are safer than those who are in those high rise concrete buildings like hotels or condos or houses built out of brick and mortar. Wood framed houses might creak and groan but their organic nature allows them to bend with the stresses, whereas tall concrete and steel buildings can only torque so much before they will start to fracture.

Even though large earthquakes rarely hit Hawai'i, it might be a good thing to review the following disaster preparedness lists because those disaster kits will work just as well if you're hit by a devastating tsunami or other natural disaster and can't get out of your house for supplies for three or more days. We here in northern earthquake country got our own warning to prepare about 3 years ago.

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Old October 15th, 2006, 11:06 PM
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Auntie Lynn checking in! Wat a morning! My daughter was working in Hickim. My son in the Field with his men. My odda daughter and Kiana at home in Kapolei. Izzy was sent to pick me up.

I went....but I came home afta pau Kaukau.

Dang! My King Size Bed and Walls neva rock lil dat ~ eva!

I ran outside screaming - WTF??????

My Chinese neighbors were coming out and asking me what happened. I told dem it was probably an Earthquake.

Today made me really think. No matter how much money or financial status one is in ~ when Disaster strikes we are all Equal. Food was the main concern for most this morning. People were haunting for Kaukau and Gas. It is imperative to Prepare and always be ready for the unexpected.

I thought about "what if" dis was another kind of "Disaster"...where I wouldn't be able to see my Ohana again. I made some decisions today. I will concentrate on them and my Passions and not bicker about things which only bring misery and pain.

Life to me is sharing Love and Aloha. Today reaffirms that belief.

God bless everybody no matter where you are.

I love you.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:11 AM
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Better late than never eh

I was at work today when the earthquake hit. I was getting Sunday ad signs out
when the walls started to shake. I immediately ran out of the office. A TV
fell down right in front of me.. It was really surreal and frightening. We ended
up staying out of the building until it was all clear.


I'm still frazzled and dazed right now. I've lived here in Kona 30 years, NEVER
have I gone through an earthquake like that.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:25 AM
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Glad the quakes didn't cause any serious injuries or deaths. Since the electricity went out and it was raining out, I cancelled my plans and slept in a bit and then read a book I've been meaning to read but hadn't gotten to until now. *g*
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:35 AM
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So now that most of Oahu is slowly getting back up and running...

What did you do today?

After I got home to mom's house, I brought out the candles and flashlights because it was pretty dark at 8am! At about 10, we took out the gas stove and started to get food ready because we had to get lunch ready! I wanted to go back to sleep (since I was so rudely interrupted by that rattler!) but it was just so darn hot! I managed to clean the house, clean my trunk, *AND* finish reading Flags of our Fathers...just in time for the movie release next week!

On another note...

Have you guys been watching the news? Apparently KITV's been on air since the quake struck (12+ hours!) and KHON had their usualy 6 o' clock news that was devoted to earthquake coverage (except for Leahey Jr.'s sports of course). KGMB *JUST* got up and running, and eh man...props to them because they literally have a makeshift news set in the Kapiolani Blvd. parking lot, posterboard, handwritten notes, raw unedited footage and all. Haven't seen KHNL on at all...seems like their programming's on schedule, though.

I guess that means no Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives for us tonight.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:36 AM
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How many people still have line-powered telephones? The kind that plug straight into the wall and don't need an electrical plug for the answering machine or the cordless battery?

We still have four of those in various rooms around the house, and I was very glad to have them today.

Apparently KGMB still has no power. Their website is down (well, 500 Null error) and we haven't been able to get Channel 7/9 at all.

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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:39 AM
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Power just came back in Kailua. The neighborhood celebrated by giving out a collective yell, then several people shot off fireworks!

The quake was intense this morning; nothing like being out in the street with all your neighbors. All of the women in nightgowns and robes, all of the men in boxers and pajama bottoms.

All I can say is that it is a bad day to be an ice cream store owner. We spent most of the day helping my cousins throw away most of the ice cream at their Cold Stone Creamery.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:43 AM
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That was some rock and roll.

And lasted *forever*, too.

But all the loved-ones are safe and the rest is gravy.
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