Fox News, MSNBC Try to Explain Hawaii NewsMichelle Lamar
Fox News, MSNBC, CBS and other networks attempt to explain Hawaii news this morning. A tsunami created by the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history have resulted in tsunami warnings for the entire Pacific but the news for Hawaii is especially dire.
Hawaii residents have been told to evacuate up to a half-mile inland, according to CNN. The Big Island of Hawaii has many celebs who live there or own second homes, including: Oprah, Kelsey Grammer and Roseanne Barr.
The Japanese earthquake had a of magnitude 8.9, the biggest earthquake to hit Japan since officials began keeping records in the late 1800s. Geologist Harley Benz told Fox News it was the fifth largest earthquake in the last 100 years.
Tsunami warnings are out for South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West Coast.
Fox News reports:
“The March 11 earthquake was preceded by a series of large foreshocks over the previous two days. There was a 7.2 on March 9, not far from the epicenter of the magnitude 8.9. It looks at this point like that was a foreshock of the 8.9 event.”
Read more on the causes of the Japan earthquake at Fox News