Strong Earthquake Hits Off The Coast Of Chile, Tsunami Advisory For Hawaii

Updated: 9:46 PM EST

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean earlier today.

According to CBS News, there is also a tsunami alert for the whole of Chile’s coast.

Hawaii is not expected to be impacted by a strong tsunami but the entire state is currently under a tsunami advisory.

According to the National Weather Service, the earthquake was a magnitude 8.3.

Watch Live-Chilean television breaking coverage (In Spanish)

“Based on all available data, a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter,” Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement.”

While the threat is not expected to seriously impact Hawaii, other Pacific islands could be in more danger.

National Weather Service graphic showing potential impact times of the Pacific tsunami.

National Weather Service graphic showing potential impact times of the Pacific tsunami. Credit: NWS

ElSalvador.com is reporting flood waters reaching a main roadway in the coastal city of Concon in Chile.

A video posted on Youtube also seems to show similar flooding issues in Concon.

Hawaiian News Now reports that the earliest that a tsunami could impact Hawaii is 3:11 AM HST.

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