Yesterday there was a very big earthquake in Japan.
This resulted in a devastating tsunami in Japan.
The wave was expected to reach Kauai at about 3:00 am this morning. We met at Port Allen at 1:30 am to get the boats out of the Harbor. The largest waves came by in the night.
In the morning there was still some surging of the harbor.
Here the water rushing out of Port Allen creates a standing wave by the breakwater. Soon it would stop and then rush back in.
Here is what the corner of the pier looked like with high water.
Four minutes later this is the same corner of the pier.
Same corner with about the highest water level that I saw.
Here is the small boat harbor at Port Allen. The water is flooding it.
During the night I heard that the water was flooding the parking lot where the police car is.
Here is the small boat harbor with high water.
The water drains from the small boat harbor.
This is the same finger pier about 2 minutes after high water.
Fortunately for Hawaii this Tsunami did not do much damage here.
It did continue across the California where waves up to 6 feet were reported in California.