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UPDATE — 9:38 p.m. ET: No major tsunami was expected to hit Hawaii, however, the state remained under a Tsunami Advisory.
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.
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.
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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