UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn is currently seeking refuge at his mother’s house in Hawaii as the beautiful “Big Island” braces itself for an incoming Tsunami with reported waves of six to fourteen feet.
An enormous 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile is the cause for the impending natural disaster.
The massive tidal wave is expected to hit the shores of Hawaii at approximately 11 am local time, which will be 4 pm ET.
5 Oz. thoughts and prayers are with all of the natives of Hawaii and their families in hopes that the damage to the island, if any, will be minimal.
Check out B.J. discussing Hilo’s long history with Tsunami’s on BJPenn.com while the storm warning blares in the background below:
UPDATE: Luckily it looks like there were no casualties or serious property damage from the reported Tsunami, which ended up being more like a serious high tide.