Earthquake Hits Hawaii Is the Family Vacation Destination Okay?


When people think of earthquakes, they generally think of the California coasts from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, but plenty of places feel the earth move beneath their feet like China, Chile, and just this week, New Zealand had a biggie. But one place that usually doesn’t come to mind? Hawaii. But on Thursday the islands were hit by their own earthquake. How big was it? It was reportedly a “magnitude 3.6 temblor,” which hit at around 2 p.m. with its epicenter between the islands of Oahu and Molokai. So far there have been no injuries or destruction reported.

Now if you are a nervous Nellie, you might add Hawaii as a place not to go with your family. If you’re totally paranoid about natural disasters that is. But really, nowhere is totally safe. There are tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons… all sorts of fun from Mother Nature. But Hawaii is still a paradise, and really, what’s a little 3.6 earthquake? I grew up in San Francisco, and in my travels, I’ve met people who haven’t wanted to go there because of their fear of earthquakes, so it really is a concern for some.

Do you think of the chance of natural disaster when choosing a place to vacation with your family?

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