Japan earthquake: Videos of tsunami warnings in Hawaii hit YouTube


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Hawaii is under a tsunami warning and locals there have taken to YouTube to document how they’ve dealt with the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that has caused substantial damage and left hundreds dead.

So far, the Hawaiian islands have seen some flooding, though there has been little reported damage. YouTube has become a hub of video and information surrounding the natural disaster in Japan, with eyewitnesses in Japan and news agencies uploading videos to the site en masse.


In this first video from Hawaii, uploaded to YouTube by AlexFarnhamTV, we see the situation through a humorous lens as Hawaiians prepare for potentially dangerous tides, protect computers and buy supplies.

YouTube user TevitaDiary takes to the streets, recording an abnormally high amount of traffic, in this video.

Commonsense909 provides a more straightforward video showing the scene in Hawaii in this video below.

And in this video, YouTube user markandrobtv tries to make sense of the tsunami in Japan and the warnings in Hawaii, asking viewers if they think this all caused by global warming, or God, or something else?


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