Crews to investigate sirens across the islands

Published: Oct. 29, 2012 at 9:49 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State Civil Defense crews will be out inspecting sirens today across Oahu after some did not sound in certain areas while the tsunami warnings were going out Saturday evening.

On the Big Island, crews will head out Thursday to inspect their own sirens after 7 to 10 of the roughly 70 sirens malfunctioned in areas like Puna and East Hawaii.

It is unclear exactly how many of the state's warning sirens failed to work Saturday night.

The tsunami warning came around 7 p.m., just a few hours after a 7.7 earthquake hit near British Colombia.

The all-clear did not come until about 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

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