Boulder the size of a washing machine crashes into Aiea home

A resident in Hawaii says a boulder the size of a washing machine crashed into his home. (Source: KHNL)
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 8:23 AM HST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 12:20 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A close call for residents of an Aiea home when a boulder crashes into their wall overnight.

It happened on Pono Street around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

A large rock knocked a retaining wall before slamming into the home.

Homeowner Tyler Ramelb said the rock landed just a couple feet from where he and his wife were sleeping.

“I heard this loud boom,” he said. “I thought it was dreaming or something.”

Ramelb added after the heavy rains, he noticed water coming down from a reservoir above his home on Jan. 13 and again on Jan. 27.

It is unclear if that could be related to the rock fall.

“Just trying to put the pieces together,” Ramelb said. He reached out to the Board of Water Supply on what to do next.

“There’s just so much things that go through your mind, alot of what-ifs... We’re just really fortunate,” he said.

This comes after two rock-related incidents just within the last two weeks on Oahu.

Just a couple days ago, several boulders slid from a mountain slope to the right of Kamehameha Highway near Waimea Bay.

Two weeks ago, a boulder crashed in a Palolo Valley home Saturday night, narrowly missing a woman inside.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.