Tsunami Advisory cancelled for Hawaii

LIHUE –The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) cancelled the Tsunami Advisory for the State of Hawaii effective 7:33 a.m. this morning.

However, beachgoers and boaters are urged to continue to exercise caution as sea level changes and strong or unusual currents could still occur along the coast over the next several hours.

“Before going into the water, I urge the public to check with a lifeguard,” said Ocean Safety Bureau Supervisor Kalani Vierra. “They should also watch the waves for a while and look for anything unusual.”

The Jetty Road in Nawiliwili has been reopened. The roadway was closed at 6 p.m. Wednesday as a precautionary measure.

A Tsunami Watch was issued Wednesday afternoon by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center due to an 8.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of central Chile. The watch was later changed to an advisory.

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