NWS Cancels Statewide Tsunami Watch

March 4, 2021, 12:29 PM HST
* Updated March 4, 4:15 PM
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The National Weather Service has cancelled a tsunami watch for the state of Hawai´i.

A magnitude-8.1 earthquake 600 miles off the coast of New Zealand prompted the statewide tsunami watch. The Office of Gov. David Ige also subsequently issued a suggestion to people in low-lying, coastal areas to begin emergency preparations as a precaution.

However, NWS said forecasters have determined that there is no tsunami threat to the state of Hawai´i as of 12:20 pm Thursday, March 4.


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