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The ripple effects being felt across the Pacific of that eight point nine magnitude earthquake in Japan.
They're continuing President Obama will hold a news conference from the White House.
In a little less than an hour all of that and also the recent rise in energy prices here in the US and around the world.
Well we know at this point that the first waves have been hitting the US mainland that we talked about that earlier in California Crescent City in northern California -- in Hawaii.
They've been on alert for those waves and down earthquake of four point five magnitude earthquake hit a -- earlier today.
Scott Sachs is with us on the telephone now from Oahu in Hawaii.
Has a firsthand account of -- section on vacation in the island when the wave struck and Scott maybe.
You can give us some perspective that we know how devastating this was in Japan but in Hawaii.
The waves didn't get nearly as high but where were you when they came ashore what did it look like how high were they.
Well you know I was sitting in my hotel we get the -- -- over the emergency alert system at the other hotel.
That something was going on that there -- a can't all just meeting at the at the hotel we were particle called -- that evacuation -- never left the facility we were just you know always on the -- floors.
Not a lot of visibility from where we were the doors or windows and we were able to Carol it was due to the middle but not until it was kind of hard to see but.
We're on a couple of days here on the very North Shore.
And we -- the water's receding almost completely out of the bed and then you know church -- the end but nothing.
Nothing that was tremendous -- huge.
Huge churches are definite -- that the ground should be of the hotel that we were -- How soon will things be back to normal Scott from what you've been told in what you're.
Well at this point -- actually.
At the hotel that lifted the you know the hallway evacuation work or -- our rooms right now I know could be.
City has not even -- -- clear yet the -- in the -- net.
At dawn today.
Membership and to see you know -- actually coming here right now that there are some light on the property can book out from right now obvious that there's no.
No damage were like entry.
So my guess is here on the North Shore at least it in the area that we're at I think it is OK I've heard some are for the -- -- a little farther up.
-- -- that there's you know they had a little bit more camp but there.
They were able to prepare for the worst in Hawaii and it looks like escaped the worst there Scott thank you Scott -- is on vacation in Oahu joining us -- we looked at pictures.
Coming in from Hawaii on one of the streaming shots that we have now Tom Schieffer C four.
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