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BREAKING: Hawaii Under Tsunami Watch After Strong Earthquake off Chile

16 Sep 2015, 5:47 pm

Tsunami Watch

Late Breaking Updates HERE– Massive 8.3 Quake Rocks Chile Triggers Tsunamis

Tsunami watch is issued for the state of Hawaii effective at 1:08 p.m. HST.

An earthquake has occurred with these preliminary parameters

* MAGNITUDE 8.3
* ORIGIN TIME 2254 UTC SEP 16 2015
* COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST
* DEPTH 10 KM / 6 MILES
* LOCATION NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE

Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter. An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii.

If tsunami waves impact Hawaii the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave is 2:28 a.m. HST on Thursday, Sept. 17.

(Headline Image: NOAA)
Late Breaking Updates HERE– Massive 8.3 Quake Rocks Chile Triggers Tsunamis

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