It was less than two months ago that we watched tsunami warnings sound on an episode of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0. In the wake of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, the cast and crew have heard them again. Fortunately, the tsunami waves that have hit the Hawaiian islands have been modest and reportedly caused no major damage. Star Daniel Dae Kim tweeted about the warning and earthquake, the largest ever recorded in Japan, early this morning, calling them a “Reality check.” He added, “Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. My family and I have moved to high ground. Now we wait…” Hawaii Five-0 executive producer Peter Lenkov, in LA, followed up on Twitter three hours later. “Cast & Crew safe. All at high ground. So far it’s wait and see. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.” (UPDATE: A rep for CBS Television Studios tells EW, “Hawaii had no land damage we are told, and therefore production is shooting today.”)
The cast and crew of ABC’s Cougar Town recently visited Hawaii to film their season finale. A rep for the show confirms to EW they wrapped last Friday and that everyone had already returned to the mainland. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel is currently vacationing in the tsunami zone in French Polynesia and has been tweeting updates, admitting to one follower who asked him how scared he was on a scale of 1 to 10 that he was at “a good solid 7. on a small island, with no high ground.” An hour later, he tweeted that the island was being evacuated.