Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space.

1.14.2022: Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space. Shown on visible imagery using the Himawari satellite. #hiwx #tsunami #earthquake

TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 7 NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HONOLULU HI 640 AM HST SAT JAN 15 2022

TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI ADVISORY SUPPLEMENT

A TSUNAMI ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII.

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0627 PM HST 14 JAN 2022 COORDINATES - 20.5 SOUTH 175.4 WEST LOCATION - TONGA

MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

TSUNAMI WAVE OSCILLATIONS ACROSS THE STATE OF HAWAII CONTINUE TO DIMINISH BUT ARE NOT YET ALL BELOW TSUNAMI ADVISORY LEVEL.

THE FOLLOWING LIST PROVIDES MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES SO FAR ON GAUGES ACROSS THE ENTIRE PACIFIC.

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER ------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- ----- CHICHIJIMA JP 27.1N 142.2E 1344Z 0.74M / 2.4FT 14MIN VODOPADNAYA RU 51.7N 158.0E 1434Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 12MIN KUSHIRO JP 43.0N 144.4E 1411Z 0.40M / 1.3FT 42MIN TOSASHIMIZU SHIKOKU 32.8N 133.0E 1537Z 0.93M / 3.0FT 30MIN OMAEZAKI HONSHU JP 34.6N 138.2E 1526Z 0.71M / 2.3FT 22MIN EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 1530Z 0.32M / 1.0FT 04MIN DART 46403 52.7N 156.8W 1431Z 0.06M / 0.2FT 14MIN DART 46409 55.3N 148.6W 1520Z 0.04M / 0.1FT 14MIN DUTCH HBR UNALASKA 53.9N 166.5W 1452Z 0.09M / 0.3FT 36MIN KING COVE AK 55.1N 162.3W 1449Z 0.32M / 1.1FT 16MIN ATKA AK 52.2N 174.2W 1358Z 0.22M / 0.7FT 20MIN NIKOLSKI AK 52.9N 168.9W 1528Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 12MIN LIHOU REEF AU 17.1S 152.1E 1241Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 14MIN GOLD COAST SAND BYP 27.9S 153.4E 1135Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 42MIN PORT KEMBLA AU 34.5S 150.9E 1206Z 0.39M / 1.3FT 32MIN TWOFOLD BAY AU 37.1S 149.9E 1205Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 48MIN SPRING BAY AU 42.5S 147.9E 1041Z 0.35M / 1.1FT 70MIN HIVA OA MARQUESAS 9.8S 139.0W 1026Z 0.53M / 1.8FT 12MIN NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1055Z 0.67M / 2.2FT 12MIN HANALEI HI 22.2N 159.5W 1233Z 0.82M / 2.7FT 14MIN KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 1228Z 0.83M / 2.7FT 20MIN RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 1038Z 0.21M / 0.7FT 14MIN HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 0813Z 0.53M / 1.8FT 12MIN NAURU 0.5S 166.9E 1118Z 0.15M / 0.5FT 04MIN GISBORNE EASTLAND N 38.7S 178.0E 1141Z 0.68M / 2.2FT 42MIN KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 1132Z 0.37M / 1.2FT 10MIN HONOKOHAU HI 19.7N 156.0W 1145Z 0.34M / 1.1FT 10MIN HALEIWA HI 21.6N 158.1W 1138Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 10MIN HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 1112Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 14MIN BARBERS PT HI 21.3N 158.1W 1135Z 0.19M / 0.6FT 04MIN MAKAI PIER WAIMANAL 21.3N 157.7W 1128Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 10MIN HILO HAWAII 19.7N 155.1W 0929Z 0.10M / 0.3FT 16MIN NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 1057Z 0.31M / 1.0FT 12MIN HIENGHENE NEW CALED 20.7S 164.9E 0910Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 10MIN VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 0924Z 1.41M / 4.6FT 20MIN RAROTONGA CK 21.2S 159.8W 0853Z 0.90M / 3.0FT 02MIN GREAT BARRIER IS NZ 36.2S 175.5E 0849Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 10MIN OWENGA CHATHAM NZ 44.0S 176.4W 0902Z 0.44M / 1.4FT 40MIN KINGSTON NORFOLK IS 29.1S 168.0E 0840Z 0.78M / 2.6FT 10MIN LUGANVILLE VU 15.5S 167.2E 0826Z 0.37M / 1.2FT 24MIN OUINNE NEW CALEDONI 22.0S 166.7E 0826Z 1.13M / 3.7FT 08MIN THIO NEW CALEDONIA 21.6S 166.2E 0819Z 0.57M / 1.9FT 20MIN LIFOU NEW CALEDONIA 20.9S 167.3E 0746Z 0.89M / 2.9FT 16MIN EAST CAPE NZ 37.6S 178.2E 0834Z 0.26M / 0.8FT 08MIN DART401002 29.7S 175.0W 0542Z 0.10M / 0.3FT 28MIN DART401001 36.0S 177.7W 0612Z 0.07M / 0.2FT 24MIN SUVA VITI LEVU FJ 18.1S 178.4E 0633Z 0.26M / 0.9FT 18MIN DART401003 23.4S 173.4W 0442Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 42MIN NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 0516Z 0.82M / 2.7FT 06MIN PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 0531Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 16MIN APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 0551Z 0.17M / 0.5FT 18MIN

LAT - LATITUDE (N-NORTH, S-SOUTH) LON - LONGITUDE (E-EAST, W-WEST) TIME - TIME OF THE MEASUREMENT (Z IS UTC IS GREENWICH TIME) AMPL - TSUNAMI AMPLITUDE MEASURED RELATIVE TO NORMAL SEA LEVEL. IT IS ...NOT... CREST-TO-TROUGH WAVE HEIGHT. VALUES ARE GIVEN IN BOTH METERS(M) AND FEET(FT). PER - PERIOD OF TIME IN MINUTES(MIN) FROM ONE WAVE TO THE NEXT.

NOTE - DART MEASUREMENTS ARE FROM THE DEEP OCEAN AND THEY ARE GENERALLY MUCH SMALLER THAN WOULD BE COASTAL MEASUREMENTS AT SIMILAR LOCATIONS.

EVALUATION

TSUNAMI WAVES THAT CAN BE A HAZARD TO SWIMMERS AND BOATERS AS WELL AS TO PERSONS NEAR THE SHORE AT BEACHES AND IN HARBORS AND MARINAS ARE NOW AFFECTING THE STATE OF HAWAII. THIS HAZARD COULD CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE SITUATION IS BEING MONITORED CLOSELY AND THE ADVISORY WILL END WHEN THE HAZARD HAS PASSED.

FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.

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Tiki's Grill has opened a themed Christmas Bar to draw in some extra customers this holiday season.

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Mahalo Nui Loa, 

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner

Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
808-923-8454          Honolulu, HI 96815

www.tikisgrill.com @Tikisgrill #Tikisgrill 

Winner of 2020 Travelers' Choice top 10% of restaurants worldwide
Tiki's Now Open! 

(Video) 2021 Thanksgiving mention on KHON2 TV of Tiki's Grill & Bar

by: Nikki Schenfeld Posted: Nov 14, 2021 HST HONOLULU (KHON2) —


In 2020, to-go Thanksgiving meals were extremely popular and long lines were seen outside restaurants due to gathering size restrictions. Make Reservations at Tikisgrill.com.


Several restaurants are also offering pre-fixed Thanksgiving meals, but reservations are going fast.

“We anticipate to sell out this year just like we did last year,” said Michael Miller, director of operations for Tiki’s Grill and Bar. “The demand is high, and we still have some capacity issues going on.”

Restaurants on Oahu are still required to keep six feet of social distancing between tables indoors; proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours is also required to dine in.

“If you want those special times, if you want a sizable table, I highly recommend you make a reservation,” Miller said.

Even though prices are increasing for just about everything, Tiki’s said they are not raising their prices for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner includes spiced butternut squash bisque, lemongrass cornbread, slow-roasted turkey, sausage apple chestnut dressing, Yukon gold potato gratin, Molokai potato purée, sage chardonnay pan gravy, fresh cranberry and bacon, macadamia nut, pineapple brussels sprouts, pumpkin cheesecake and live music.

“We know the costs are increasing and we kind of went over it and kind of said, ‘hey, this is what we think that we still should do, at least this year, at the $39 mark,’” Miller of Tiki’s said. “The live entertainment, the free valet — there is the ocean view, it’s going to be a wonderful, wonderful holiday season.”

THANKSGIVING Menu 2021

Thursday, Nov. 25th, 3 - 9:30 PM at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Three Course Pre Fixe Menu 

by Chef Ronnie Nasuti


Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Lemongrass Cornbread


Slow Roasted Tom Turkey with all the Fixings’

  • Sausage, Apple, Chestnut Dressing

  • Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

  • Molokai Potato Purée

  • Sage Chardonnay Pan Gravy

  • Fresh Cranberry, Star Anise Orange Relish

  • Bacon, Macadamia Nut & Pineapple Brussels Sprouts


Pumpkin Cheesecake

  •  Salted Caramel, Haupia Creme’


$39 menu plus tax & gratuity

*Keiki 12 and under can order on the day of, please note how many 

{high chairs, chairs, or boosters} are needed


Make Reservations

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Travel Weekly - Interview with Michael Miller By Tovin Lapan | Sep 17, 2021 | On Oahu, visitors show vax records and businesses adapt to Covid rules



On Oahu, visitors show vax records and businesses adapt to Covid rules
Travel Weekly - By Tovin Lapan  | Sep 17, 2021 |

HONOLULU -- On the first night of new regulations designed to beat back a pandemic surge, establishments throughout Waikiki looked more like exclusive nightclubs in South Beach or Las Vegas than resort-area restaurants.

But to get past the velvet ropes, bouncers were looking for vaccination cards or recent negative Covid-19 tests, not the best-dressed or those most likely to shell out for table service.

Under the Safe Access Oahu rules effective Sept. 13, all guests and employees at restaurants, bars, gyms, museums and other businesses and attractions across the island must show either proof of vaccination or a negative result on a Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours.

Unvaccinated employees must be tested once a week.

Bars and restaurants deployed barriers, tables and additional staff to their entrances to handle document checks. At Deck, inside the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, after vaccine or test records were verified, diners signed a ledger and provided an address for contact tracing, and they could stay for only 90 minutes. 

On Waikiki's Kalakaua Avenue, dotted with luxury shops and hotels, a restaurant sign trumpeted a surf-and-turf special and, in bold letters, "All Employees Vaccinated." At a sushi spot next door, a line formed to sit at one of its Plexiglas-enclosed tables.

Restaurants reported depressed sales in recent weeks, but the new regulations, coupled with capacity restrictions, created the effect that half-full Waikiki was as busy as ever. 

Michael Miller, director of operations at Tiki's Grill and Bar on the Waikiki beachfront said he is hiring two staff members to beef up presence at the door.

"You've got to have the right person up front," he said. "People are already stressed. They are jet-lagged and hangry on top of that. So you need to hire someone for the door who is an ambassador of aloha, someone who has the training and can start the customer experience off right."

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A sign board outside Kelley O'Neil's, a pub on Lewers Street in Waikiki, alerts patrons to new rules on Oahu. Photo Credit: TW photo by Tovin Lapan

Ryan Tanaka, co-owner of Waikiki sports bar Giovanni Pastrami, said a few customers had to be turned away on the first day for not having the necessary documents.

"The majority of our clientele are tourists, and a lot don't realize this is going on," he said. "They're not tracking rules county by county, and this is just Oahu. So they book a ticket to come to Hawaii, and they show up at a restaurant and we say, 'Sorry, can you show us your vaccination card?' There's a little bit of a surprise factor."

In general, restaurant owners said the first day went relatively smoothly, but Tanaka, who is also vice chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association, said members across the island were reporting a steep decline in foot traffic.

Vaccination rates rising among restaurant employees

Oahu's new policy does seem to be spurring vaccinations among employees at the impacted businesses.

At Giovanni Pastrami, they expect to go from 83% of staff vaccinated to 95% in the next few weeks, but Tanaka added the new rules could exacerbate an ongoing labor shortage. 

"Not all employees are responding well to the policy," he said. "What it's doing is adding stress to an already stressed situation." 

Miller said an additional 20 of his 110 staff members were motivated to get vaccinated recently, and he thought the new rules could boost hiring.

"In one way, it makes some of the staff feel a bit better about serving visitors," he said.

In addition to labor woes, supply chain bottlenecks and the new vaccine mandate, Oahu restaurants were also hit with capacity reductions and a ban on large events in the past month. Also, in August, Gov. David Ige discouraged visitation to the Islands through the end of October.

"It's definitely a frustrating time to be in the restaurant business," said Tom Jones, co-owner of Gyotaku Japanese Restaurants. "For some restaurants, maybe they've been able to survive until now, but this next down period could be the straw that breaks the camel's back."

Next SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs

In the latest ARRL Letter From the AANext SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs

Four radio amateurs will head to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a commercial flight, thanks to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). They are Raja Chari, KI5LIU; Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC; Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. The targeted launch date is no sooner than October 31, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch will mark the third SpaceX Crew

The SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts (L-R) Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH; Thomas Marshburn, KE5HOC; Raja Chari, KI5LIU, and Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, during pre-flight training at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket launch combination as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, which provides transportation to and from the ISS. The crew is scheduled for a 6-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, living and working as part of what's expected to be a seven-member crew.

The launch will be the first spaceflight for Chari, Barron, and Maurer, and the third for Marshburn.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 will be the third crew rotation mission to the ISS with astronauts on a US rocket and spacecraft and the fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight in 2020, the Crew-1 mission in 2020 - 2021, and the ongoing Crew-2 flight as part of the Expedition 65 crew.

Crew-3 astronauts plan to arrive at the station to overlap with NASA Astronauts Shane Kimbrough, KE5HOD, and Megan McArthur; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, and ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, who flew to the station as part of the agency's SpaceX Crew-2 mission in April 2021.

Mission teams have a target launch date of no earlier than April 15, 2022, for the launch of the SpaceX Crew-4 mission. "NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with industry through a public-private partnership to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station, which will allow for additional research time and will increase the opportunity for discovery aboard humanity's testbed for exploration," NASA said. "The space station remains the springboard to space exploration, including future missions to the moon and Mars."

For launch coverage and more information about the mission, visit the NASA website.