QUAKE RATTLES INDONESIA, NO TSUNAMI WARNING FOR HAWAII
A strong 8.6 earthquake hit off the coast of Sumatra overnight and triggered a tsunami warning for Sumatra, Sri Lanka, and India. The biggest wave came in around 3 feet and caused no serious damage. No tsunami warning was posted for Hawaii. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center calls it a lucky break that the wave wasn't worse. In the words of Charles Mccreery, "We're very thankful for it being a small tsunami because for an earthquake of that size, it could have been a much larger tsunami."
CEDED LANDS MILESTONE
Happening today, Governor Abercrombie will sign the historic 200 million dollar ceded lands settlement between the State and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. OHA will receive 25 acres of Kakaako land to settle past ceded land claims. We'll stream live coverage of the signing on HawaiiNewsNow.com starting at 10:30 this morning.
BACK IN THE AIR
A Qantas Airbus that had to make an unscheduled stop in Honolulu yesterday because of a medical emergency took off last night at 11 PM. The flight was on the way from Los Angeles to Melbourne. All passengers stayed in a hotel until they were cleared to get back in the air.
JAPAN'S MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM INSPECTED
The Head of the U.S. Pacific Command based here in Hawaii inspected Japan's missile defense system ahead of a planned launch by North Korea. Pyongyang is planning a rocket launch as soon as tomorrow. The Japanese government has vowed to intercept any North Korean rocket that may stray into its air space.
VOG ON THE WAY
Brace for voggy, muggy conditions by Thursday and Friday. Dan will have the latest on the changing weather on Sunrise.
HO'IKE TONIGHT AT MERRIE MONARCH
Tonight's Ho'ike hula exhibition at the Edith Kanakaole Stadium will feature five groups from across the Pacific. Each will perform a tribute to the many cultures of the Pacific- Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Rapa Nui and Japan. Conch shells will signal the The sound of conch shells will signal the entrance of the Royal Court at 6 p.m. We'll have complete live coverage for you tonight on KFVE. We'll also catch up with one halau headed to Hilo this morning at Honolulu International Airport.
CHEESA & KATRINA FROM THE VOICE
We chat with two of the singers still alive on the Voice after last night's elimination show after nail biting saves from their Coaches. Katrina from Team Adam and Cheesa from Team Cee-lo. The Ewa native had to sing for her life to stay in the hunt and fresh off her close call, she was sure proud to show her aloha spirit. Our interview with Cheesa & Katrina is coming up at 7:40.
Hope you can join us for Sunrise!