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Sunday, October 15, 2006



You folks probably know more about today's earthquake than I do.

Cell phone service stayed up but we lost all electricity about 30 seconds after the first temblor. Not from any damage to anything, just an automatic shutdown to prevent prevent problems. It finally came back at 2:30pm and I just now got connected to the web.

The biggest problem was lack of communication. Every radio station on Mau'i went off the air. The only information was from KSSK radio, out of Honolulu, which focused on their market.

The quake hit about 7:08am. I would rate the magnitude at 5.5 at my house, which would correspond with the actual 6.6 measurement from about 100 miles away.

Poor Bear is still scared shitless.

Checked with Judy and she is okay.

Called my son about an hour after the quake to let him know that I was safe. It hadn't even made the news by that moment.

BTW - Since I am from California, trying to guess how strong an earthquake was is a normal reaction. I went through the Loma Prieta (October 17th 1989, World Series) quake and I was in El Lay when the Northridge (January 17th 1994) quake hit. This one didn't even hold a candle to those.

At this moment, there have been no reported deaths anywhere in the State.

Every island in the State did loose power. Honolulu (O'ahu) is experiencing the greatest problem from this.

Our airport is open and functioning. All United flights were cancelled, along with ione flight from ATA. All other airlines are still providing service, albeit delayed.

I was 5 minutes from making this morning's post and lost everything when the power went kaput. I'll recreate it shortly and try again.

Besides the disruption caused by the power failure, the front and back ways into Hana are closed. They are okay. They have power, telephones, cell service and cable functioning. You just can't get in or out.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


june in florida said...

Happy to hear that, however recovery may take a little longer than expected, FEMA has come to help.Poor Bear needs lots of extra pats and hugs.Heck of a day off Wil but excellent schedualing, be safe.

jeepgirl said...

Glad you are ok! Was worried for a bit, but since you're an old pro I'm sure things are fine. Give Bear a hug for me.... and we'll see about getting him some kitty valium!

adelay said...

Thank goodness you're allright. Hope no more aftershocks hit you guys.

Cathy said...

OK, now that is a relief...I have been checking off and on today to see an update from you. I knew you most likely didn't have power but I was worried nonetheless..Strange how that works, isn't it?

BTW, my ID doesn't work here any longer, thanks to BETA. I had to create a fake blogger account just so I can sign in here. Clicking my name will only take you to a dead blog. But, you know where I am at!

Peggy said...

I'm so glad that you are okay.

I'm sure that Bear will be fine soon. Extra tuna might help.

Dogbait said...

I just got home from work and turned on the news and guess what. TP said check out your blog and see if you had a shaky post!

Glad you are okay. Sammy goes ape shit at the sound of thunder so poor Bear might be a bit shaky too for awhile.

Aaron the Truck Driver said...

Glad your ok!!!

Was listining to Art Bell tonight and it sounds like you guys now have flash flood warnings from the rain?

Time to start driving around with a football helmet on AND a lifevest!

FroneAmy said...


Got an email from my ex-step-sister who lives in Kona. That was the first thing I heard about the quake, but had to check your blog today to make sure everything was OK. Glad to hear it is. From the look of Monday's post, Bear is doing better, which is good to hear. I don't know how I'd soothe my pups if we had an earthquake.

Hope life returns to normal asap for you :-)

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