You asked, we found out. Tsunami Watch: NO alert vs. Tsunami Warning: Alert.
Only “imminent” threats get a cellphone alert and/or use of the Emergency Sirens, per the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Our ʻalele, Lāhela, spoke with a very informative staff member, Marianne, to learn these details. We also left a voicemail for Richard Rapoza; maybe KMU can learn more about the system that stands between our Citizens and disaster.