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Advertiser Science Writer
March 7, 2006
Emergency preparedness officials maintain that no Hawaiian shoreline is
safe from a tsunami. And just because a tsunami hasn't hit Waikiki or
Wai'anae in a century or more is no reason to feel secure there.
"If it's a sheer cliff at least 50 feet high and you've got your house up
there, you're probably all right," said Daniel A. Walker, retired University
of Hawai'i seismologist and O'ahu Civil Defense tsunami adviser.
Otherwise, you should have a tsunami evacuation plan. The Dec. 26, 2004,
Indian Ocean tsunami, that killed or left missing more than 220,000 people
in 11 countries, underscored that.
Hawai'i's disaster-management experts are now taking a fresh look at
quake zones in areas that have not traditionally generated Pacific-wide