The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has CANCELLED a TSUNAMI ADVISORY for the state of Hawaii. The cancellation also means that all Maui County beach parks are now open. An 8.2 magnitude quake sdruck along the coast of northern Chile shortly before 2 p.m., HST, Tuesday. A local tsunami – generated almost immediately, was estimated a six feet. A Pacific-wide Tsunami Watch was issued. The watch was downgraded to “advisory” shortly after 3:30 a.m. today – when any significant tsunami activity would have reached Hawai’i.
EFFECTS: Tsunami wave heights across the state of Hawaii are now below advisory levels and are continuing to diminish. Based on all available data, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is now cancelling the Tsunami Advisory.
Smaller sea level changes and strong or unusual currents may persist for several additional hours and appropriate caution should be exercised.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: Ocean Safety officials have completed an assessment of conditions and report nothing unusual. ALL County beach parks are open.
INFORMATION: This will be the final message issued for this event unless additional data are received.