The Big Island is subject to lots of hazards, including tsunami. Island Conversations host Sherry Bracken talks with Dr. Walter Dudley, a professor emeritus from UH Hilo and author of many books on tsunami (including two new ones coming out in the spring), and Darryl Oliveira, former Hawaii County Fire Chief and former Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator, about tsunami in general and the 1975 Halape quake/tsunami as well. Darryl Oliveira has a personal connection story — it was his Boy Scout troop that was camping at Halape the morning of the event.
For a fascinating report on the Halape earthquake, tsunami, and landslide, on Nov. 29, 1975, click here.
Air date: Nov. 29, 2020
Dr. Walter Dudley:
Attached photo is courtesy USGS/Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.