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Hawaii residents warned of devastating MEGA-TSUNAMI that could DESTROY the US State

RESIDENTS of the US state Hawaii have been told to brace themselves for a devastating tsunami that could strike the islands within 50 years, a report has warned.


Researchers from the University of Hawaii have analysed the chances of there being an earthquake measuring at least nine on the Richter scale in the Aleutian Islands – almost 2,500 miles north of Hawaii.

Although an earthquake there wouldn’t affect Hawaiians, the tremor would be so powerful that it could cause a mega-tsunami which could wreak havoc on the US islands, which are home to 1.42million people.

The experts say that there is almost a tenth of a chance that this could occur within the next 50 years.

Lead author of the study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, Rhett Butler, said: “Having no record history of mega-tsunamis in Hawaii, and given the tsunami threat to Hawaii, we devised a model for magnitude-9 earthquake rates.

“These are rare events. They don’t happen all the time but there is a chance for them and our effort here is to try to define what the chance might be.”

The results of the study are based on numerical models from the risks of the five biggest earthquakes since the beginning of the 20th century, which are; Tohoko in 2011, Sumatra-Andaman in 2004, Alaska in 1964, Chile in 1960, and Kamchatka in 1952.

Mr Butler continued: “These five events represent half of the seismic energy that has been released globally since 1900.

“The events differed in details, but


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