If tsunami waves reach Hawaii they would strike at 3:24 a.m.
(9:24 a.m. ET) local time on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami
Warning Center said in a statement.
The earthquake off Chile generated a tsunami that hit the
northern part of the country and led officials to issue a
tsunami warning for all of South and Central America's Pacific
"An evaluation of the Pacific wide tsunami threat is underway
and there is a possibility that Hawaii could be elevated to a
watch or warning status," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
There is currently no tsunami warning, watch or advisory in
effect for Hawaii, according to the center's website.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis;
editing by Toni Reinhold)
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