Mother Nature has dealt the Hawaiian Islands a few fierce blows in recorded history. Locals are especially wary of tsunamis.
Massive tsunamis struck Hilo in 1946 and 1960, claiming 159 and 61 lives, respectively. In recent years, the island has been subject to property damage due to tsunamis. PACIFIC TSUNAMI MUSEUM, at the corner of Kamehameha and Kalākaua avenues in downtown Hilo, serves as a reminder of those disasters, as well as a place to educate the public.
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