October 16, 2006

Earthquake damage

One of the interesting things we all learned yesterday was the value of old-style line-powered telephones. I have four or five of them around the house, mostly in rooms which aren't widely used. Those all worked just fine (the phone system was up throughout Oahu); it was the newer cordless varieties which were useless, since they require electricity.

Here are some photos of some of the damage from yesterday morning's earthquakes.

Here are more photos from West Hawaii Today, a Big Island newspaper. Many are reader-submitted.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 16, 2006 09:39 AM | TrackBack

I hope you are okay. The damage looks pretty bad. I thought of you immediately upon learning of the earthquake, and wondered if you and your family are okay.
You are the only person I know of in Hawaii-besides Don Ho and all those "Lost" people. Then I got to wondering just how the big fat guy from Lost had made out...

Posted by: toxiclabrat at October 16, 2006 04:23 PM