Hawaii Home Damaged by 2 Tumbling Boulders

January 30, 2013

Two boulders dislodged during heavy rain tumbled about 20 feet down a Kalihi Valley hillside, damaging a home and narrowly missing four people sleeping inside.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says emergency personnel got a call from the home’s residents on Monday morning after the boulders hit the house. The boulders – measuring 3 by 5 feet and 3 by 3 feet – hit the back of the house and damaged a small portion of a bedroom wall.

Emergency officials say it’s possible the boulders came from a single large boulder and broke into pieces.

Peter Hirai, deputy director of the city Department of Emergency Management, says there was a rockslide about 11 miles to the east. No one was injured and there was no property damage.

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