Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

IU KIP commences operations on: 1988,228

Host Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Network IU
Latitude 21.42
Longitude -158.011
Elevation 110
Datalogger Q330
Broadband STS-1VBB_w/E300
Accelerometer FBA_ES-T_EpiSensor_Accelerometer
Telemetry Status at the NEIC Pending


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Vault Condition

Vault is located at the end of a tunnel used during World War II to store ammuniation. 80 meter tunnel is cut into the side of a canyon on basalt of the Koolau Volcanic Series. The piers are made of concrete, isolated from the concrete floor, and extending approximately 3 feet below floor level and 1.5 feet above. They rest on weathered basalt. Temperature is stable. Dehumidifiers are used to control the humidity. Temperature +20 to +25 degrees Celsius.

Site Geology

The Kipapa tunnel is cut in the side of a canyon of basalt of the Koolau Series (Tertiary). Pier rests on weathered basalt.