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2011-03-11 16:54:00

HONOLULU, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At approximately 11:26 a.m. today, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled the tsunami advisory for the Hawaiian Islands following the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific. The event passed with no major impact to Hawaii's six major islands - Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii Island - and with the exception of a road closure on a small stretch of Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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