Tsunami Evacuation Zones

If you are in a low-lying area near the coast or in the tsunami evacuation zone during a significant earthquake, get to higher ground outside of the evacuation zone immediately. A locally-generated tsunami could reach the shore within minutes, even before a warning can be issued. The Hawaiian Islands are also vulnerable to Pacific-wide tsunamis: these tsunamis result from distant earthquakes or landslides in places like Chile, Alaska, and Japan and can arrive in Hawaiian waters within hours.