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Tsunami Advisory Remains in Effect for Hawaii

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According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, a major Tsunami is not expected for the Aloha State, but a tsunami advisory remains in effect for Hawaii

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, a major Tsunami is not expected for the Aloha State, but a tsunami advisory remains in effect for Hawaii

Based on all available data a major tsunami is not expected to strike the state of Hawaii, however a tsunami advisory remains in effect for the Hawaiian Islands following an earthquake off Northern Chile. The earliest tsunami waves may impact the Hawaiian Islands is at 3:11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.

The public is advised to stay away from shorelines and out of the water between 3 – 7 a.m. Sea level changes and strong currents may occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbors and marinas. The threat may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrivals.

The following closures have been reported throughout the state:
On Oahu, Hanauma Bay will be closed tomorrow until further notice; and
All Maui County beach parks will close this evening at their usual time but will stay closed tomorrow morning until further notice.

For official updates, we recommend regularly checking the following websites, as well as tuning in to local news broadcasts for further information:

The HTA will continue to provide any tsunami-related updates that may impact visitors.