Where can I go to see a tsunami in Maui?

Where can I go to see a tsunami in Maui?

Tsunami Evacuation Maps

  • South Maui. Makena, Wailea and South Kihei.
  • Upper South Maui. North Kihei to the beginning of Maalaea.
  • Maalaea to Ukumehame. Kealia, Maalaea, McGregor Point, and ukumehame beach Park (The Pali Area)
  • Lower West Maui.
  • Lahaina Area.
  • Kaanapali and Napili.
  • Napili and Honolua Area.
  • Kahului Area.

Is Maui safe from tsunami?

The Old Wailuku Inn is not in the Tsunami Inundation Zone. We are sufficiently inland and higher elevation to avoid ever being affected by a Tsunami of any magnitude.

How do I know if Im in a tsunami zone?

Natural tsunami warnings include strong or long earthquakes, a loud roar (like a train or an airplane) from the ocean, and unusual ocean behavior. The ocean could look like a fast-rising flood or a wall of water. Or, it could drain away suddenly, showing the ocean floor, reefs and fish like a very low tide.

How far inland can a tsunami travel in Hawaii?

Tsunamis can travel as far as 10 miles (16 km) inland, depending on the shape and slope of the shoreline. Hurricanes also drive the sea miles inward, putting people at risk.

Has there ever been a tsunami on Maui?

It is a quiet little community, rebuilt after the tsunami of 1946. On April 1 at about 2am Hawaiian time a 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

Where do you go in case of a tsunami?

Get to high ground as far inland as possible. You can protect yourself from a tsunami while also protecting yourself and your family from COVID-19. Protect yourself from the effects of a tsunami by moving from the shore to safe, high grounds outside tsunami hazard areas.

Is Hawaii at risk for a tsunami?

Hawaii is more at risk for tsunamis because it is located at the center of the Ring of Fire, characterized by earthquakes around subduction zones. The coastal areas of Hawaii are most at risk for tsunamis because of the low elevation.

Can a tsunami cover Hawaii?

Tsunamis generated far away from the coast of Hawaii are considered distant tsunamis. The following are the estimated times that waves will reach Hawaii for tsunamis generated in various locations around the world.

What areas are at risk for a tsunami?

In fact, devastating tsunamis have struck North America before and are sure to strike again. Especially vulnerable are the five Pacific States — Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California — and the U.S. Caribbean islands.

What altitude is safe from tsunami?

That depends on how high the tsunami wave is and how high above sea level the land is. If you are 35 metres (about 70 steps) above sea level or 2 kms (about 20 minutes walking) in land you should be safe, even if it was a very big tsunami.

How far inland did the tsunami go?

In many places, the waves reached as far as 2 km (1.2 mi) inland. Because the 1,600 km (1,000 mi) fault affected by the earthquake was in a nearly north–south orientation, the greatest strength of the tsunami waves was in an east–west direction.

How far inland did the biggest tsunami go?

1936: Lituya Bay, Alaska The maximum inundation distance was 610 metres (2,000 ft) inland along the north shore of the bay.