Wow, Huge Earthquake felt off the coast of Hawaii! 😳🌋🌋
I was just sitting here writing my "Sour Grapes" meme contest entry post when...
The second I clicked publish I felt a rumble, & it was a giant Earthquake!
It was so weird, a few seconds before I felt this 6.1 Magnitude earthquake hit, I heard the birds outside all squeaking and flying away to safety. Then I heard a rumble and my computer started shaking, and my chair was vibrating for a long time. It lasted for about 30 seconds, but seemed like the longest earthquake I'd noticed in years! Upcountry where I'm at, we’re attached to a giant underground lava tube that is connected to the big island. I'm a whole island away from the epicenter, however it feels like I get a front row seat to the earthquake action in Hawaiia's Kilauea volcano because when we dynamited our cesspool years ago, air blew up after we hit the opening to a 20 foot round lava tube!
Image Source: USA Today - Kilauea Volcano!
Now I get the best earthquakes vibrations all the way up here at my House on Maui, and from a safe distance from the big island. Not since 2012 had I felt an earthquake as long and rolling as this one today. Afterwards, I even heard the neighbor yelling "Mom Did you feel that, and she was telling her Mom the same thing about the birds warning, haha!
I ran up to the deck, looked out to the ocean, and think I saw a giant tidal wave flowing into the South West. It wasn't that big, but might have been 8-10 Feet, because there was this big white wash wrapped all the way around the coast, it is rare to see one long wave like that so I think it was the "baby" Tsunami! I guess the event is over now, the coast just looks like a bunch of choppy little waves up and down! It was a 6.1 earthquake off the coast of Hawaii after all, any bigger and things might have been a lot different. 🌋🌋