Tsunami Watch for Hawaii

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/hmsg - latest Tsunami bulletin for the Hawaiian Islands (self-updating).

It is important to note that this quake happened only in the last couple of hours and investigation is ongoing as to whether a tsunami was generated.


EDIT: for the wrn US coast, including Alaska but not Hawaii:

"BASED ON THE LOCATION - MAGNITUDE AND HISTORICAL RECORDS THE EARTHQUAKE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI DAMAGING TO CALIFORNIA - OREGON - WASHINGTON - BRITISH COLUMBIA OR ALASKA. SOME OF THESE AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES. IN COASTAL AREAS OF INTENSE SHAKING LOCALLY GENERATED TSUNAMIS CAN BE TRIGGERED BY UNDERWATER LANDSLIDES."
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/message.txt


EDIT2: none of the HI news station webpages have a story about this (?)
 
A Tsunami Warning has also been issued for:
Fiji, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Samoa, Wallis-Futuna.

I've been watching CNN. They spoke with a USGS spokeman. They said somehting about a "blip" being detected. I didn't catch all of it, but they did say that as of right now, they did not have an indication that a tsunami was generated. The estimated arrival time in Fiji was 1704z (12:04pm CDT). I'm posting this at 12:10pm CDT, so I'm sure we will know pretty soon.


EDIT: Just heard that New Zealand was removed from the warning. The other locations mentioned above are still in the warning as of 1727z (12:27pm CDT).
 
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