UPDATE — 9:38 p.m. ET: No major tsunami was expected to hit Hawaii, however, the state remained under a Tsunami Advisory.
Update: Hawaii under a Tsunami Advisory. No major tsunami expected for the state. However, sea level changes and strong currents may occur.— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu)1442453360.0
A tsunami watch was issued for the state of Hawaii Wednesday after a magnitude-8.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile.
Update: Powerful earthquake off coast of Chile upgraded to 8.3 magnitude: http://t.co/CCdFvk3EYb— TheBlazeNOW (@TheBlazeNOW) September 16, 2015
The Associated Press reported that buildings swayed and people fled into the streets following the powerful quake.
A 15.1-foot tsunami was observed in Coquimbo, Chile, following the quake.
UPDATE: 15.1 foot tsunami observed in city of Coquimbo, Chile after powerful earthquake http://t.co/3CX95pB2Ev http://t.co/CXONWahOw1— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeed Storm)1442450396.0
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for Hawaii, with any potential hazardous waves estimated to arrive at around 3:00 a.m. local time.
#BREAKING Tsunami warning in Chile after 7.9 earthquake- these are some messages people seeing #Chile #Terremoto http://t.co/sxCQni1QQK— Cristian Benavides (@Cristian Benavides)1442445234.0
M8.3 earthquake strikes off coast of Chile — Here's tsunami travel times, via @NOAA: http://t.co/SslwytUNS6— Austin Hunt (@Austin Hunt)1442447263.0
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake was recorded near Illapel, Chile, about 25 minutes after the magnitude-8.3 earthquake.
Last update: 8:43 p.m. ET.
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