Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Tsunami Aftermath
Images from an overflight of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on March 23, 2011 show the aftermath of the
generated by a Mw 9.0 earthquake (38.322°N, 142.369°E), at 05:46 UTC, 130 km (80 miles) E of Sendai, Honshu,
Japan (according to the USGS)
on March 11, 2011.
French Frigate Shoals
Laysan field camps. Camp in upper part of frame is the USFWS camp. The structure in
the middle of the frame is the NMFS camp, packed up after the evacuation. Debris and torn up
vegetation can be seen below both of these camps. Normally there is a large band of
vegetation between the camps and the water. This was torn out by the tsunami.
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Pearl and Hermes Atoll