8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast of Chile; Tsunami Advisory in Effect for Hawaii and...

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    If Hawaii, portions of southern California, French Polynesia, or portions of central Chile are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to a possible tsunami as the result of a major earthquake which occurred off the cost of Chile earlier today, according to this report from the National Tsunami Warning Center of the National Weather Service, which is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.3 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of central Chile 34 miles west of Illapel and 144 miles northwest of Santiago at 7:56 in the evening local time on Wednesday, September 16, 2015; and at least five major aftershocks have also already been reported. As a result, tsunami advisories have been issued for the state of Hawaii and parts of southern California. Here is a map of the timeline of when and where the possible tsunami is expected to cause impact, according to the National Weather Service office in Los Angeles... The post 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast of Chile; Tsunami Advisory in Effect for Hawaii and Parts of Southern California appeared first on The Gate.

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