Freedomroo – Tsunami waves observed, Hawaii in danger after massive NZ quake

Tsunami waves observed, Hawaii in danger after massive NZ quake

United States National Weather Service’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement early Friday that tsunami waves have been observed following the huge earthquake that occurred in a remote area between New Zealand and Tonga, which may hit Hawaii.

The magnitude 7.8 quake struck the Kermadec Islands region at 9:28 a.m. Hawaiian time.

The agency said it is investigating whether the event poses a threat to Hawaii. If tsunamis are generated, the first waves would reach the Hawaiian Island chain at 4:35 p.m. Hawaiian time.

The agency issued a tsunami warning for American Samoa but then downgraded it to an advisory.

A warning means tsunamis with the potential to generate widespread inundation are expected or occurring.

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