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LIHUE — The state of Hawaii was placed under a tsunami advisory as a result of an 8.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern Chile Tuesday.
Based on available data, a major tsunami is not expected to strike the state. However, sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as persons near the shore at beaches and in harbors and marinas. The threat may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrives.
All beaches will be closed from 3 to 9 a.m. today as a precaution, the county said in press release. Please check with the lifeguards on duty before entering the water.
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