Hawaiian Islands Under Tsunami Watch

March 24, 2020, 5:36 PM HST (Updated March 24, 2020, 6:05 PM)

5:36 PM HST Tuesday, March 24, 2020: National Weather Service Honolulu

Hawai‘i is under a tsunami watch following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake near the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

The National Weather Service issued the watch at 5:01 p.m., noting a possibility that tsunami waves may result as an after-effect of the earthquake.

A tsunami is not imminent for Hawai‘i at this time. Updates will be provided as the night continues, but the first waves wouldn’t reach Hawaiian shores before 10:42 p.m., the NWS report said.


UPDATE, 6:02 PM HST Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The tsunami watch for the state of Hawai‘i has been canceled.



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