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Update: Tsunami Watch Cancelled

January 23, 2018, 12:27 AM HST
* Updated January 23, 7:55 AM
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UPDATE 1:13 a.m.: The tsunami watch has been cancelled

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the Tsunami Watch for the State and Island of Hawai‘i.

Based on available data, there is no tsunami threat to the State and island of Hawai‘i.

Updates will be issued if conditions change.

Original post:

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A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII EFFECTIVE AT
1143 PM HST.

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AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME – 1132 PM HST 22 JAN 2018
COORDINATES – 56.0 NORTH 149.2 WEST
LOCATION – GULF OF ALASKA
MAGNITUDE – 7.9 MOMENT

EVALUATION

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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. AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE
IF THERE IS A TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THE ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL OF
THE FIRST TSUNAMI WAVE IS 0426 AM HST TUE 23 JAN 2018

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