Hawaii dodges a bullet

From the Register-Mail:

While Hawaii appears to have dodged a bullet from a tsunami spurred by Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake that rocked Chile, a Galesburg native who now lives in Hawaii says she was never in harm’s way.

Joy Ripperger, who graduated from Galesburg High School in 1986 and from Knox College in 1991, said she lives on Oahu in the city of Honolulu, far enough off the coast that she never feared for her safety. Her parents, William and Anne Ripperger, live in Wailuku on Maui.