No tsunami threat to Hawaii after M-7.8 earthquake strikes off Alaska

UPDATE: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday that there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake off the coast of Alaska.

Original post: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said at 9 p.m. Tuesday it is too early to determine if there is a possible tsunami threat to Hawaii following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake off the coast of Alaska.

The tsunami occurred at 8:13 p.m. approximately 75 miles south of Chignik, Alaska, according to the center. Tsunami warnings and advisories are in effect for coastal areas of Alaska.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in a statement issued at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday said it was “too early to determine whether there is a possible tsunami threat to Hawaii.”

If there is a tsunami threat, the center estimated arrival around 12:48 p.m. Wednesday.

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