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MAPS: Guillermo in the Central Pacific
2011: An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 81 miles east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami, killing more than 15,000 people and causing a nuclear emergency. Another 6,135 people were injured and 2,694 people left missing. It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.
Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
The Hawaii Department of Education says the following schools are closed on Tuesday due to the brush fire in Wahiawa: Iliahi Elementary, Leilehua High School, Wahiawa Elementary, and Wahiawa Middle School. Trinity Lutheran School is also closed.
A flash flood watch is now posted for the Big Island and Maui until 6 p.m. Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Guillermo.
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