U.S. officials say they’ve identified no imminent threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington after a key earthquake near Chile.
Paul Whitmore, the director of the National Climate Service’s West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, says the greatest likely threat from Tuesday night’s quake is to Hawaii.
A tsunami advisory continues to be in impact for Hawaii, according to the latest update issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
The center is reporting a slight rise in tide ranges at Hawaii’s Massive Island and Maui. Scientists warned the alter in tidal conditions can generate powerful currents, which can be dangerous for boaters and swimmers. According to reviews, Hawaii beaches have been closed Wednesday morning as a precaution.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake with a magnitude of 72 struck in an spot that has been rocked by several quakes more than the past 2 weeks.
Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light injury and just 6 reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-72 quake
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