BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 CHILEAN QUAKE
BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 MAGNITUDE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKE
An 8.3 magnitude earthquake was just reported off the coast of Chile at 22:54:33 (UTC) prompting an immediate tsunami watch to be issued for the State of Hawaii.
Officials from NOAA have issued this statement:
THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE INITIAL WAVE IS 0311 AM HST THU 17 SEP 2015 FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED.
The first wave could arrive around 3:00 AM local time for Hawaii residents, though NOAA does not expect a major event as of yet.
“A watch is for everybody to be aware of it, that it’s a possibility,” According to Chevy Chevalier, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu. “A warning means it’s happening right now or it’s imminent.”
According to NOAA weather radio, “It is not known at this time whether or not a pacific wide tsunami has been generated,” advising residents to stay tuned in to local news stations for updates from civil defense.
Stay tuned to Dark Matter News for news updates. Residents are advised to tune in to NOAA Weather Radio at the station list below, or listen online HERE for immediate updates.
“NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. The radio program broadcasts on frequencies 162.400 (channel 1), 162.450 (channel 3), and 162.550 (channel 7) in the Hawaiian Islands. Weather radios can be purchased at local electronics stores, mail order catalogs and various other locations.
Station KBA99 serves Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, and parts of the Big Island, from transmitters located on Oahu (Mt. Kaala, 162.550 MHz; and Hawaii Kai, 162.450 MHz) and on Kauai (Kokee, 162.400 MHz).
Station WWG75 serves Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and parts of the Big Island, from a transmitter located on Maui (Haleakala, 162.400 MHz).
Station WWG27 serves parts of the Big Island, from transmitters located on the Big Island (South Point, 162.550 MHz; and Kulani Cone, 162.500 MHz).”
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