Hawaii Issues Tsunami Warning After Chile Earthquake

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It’s been declared a state of emergency in Hawaii, where officials have started to plan for the possible tsunami caused by yesterday’s earthquake in Chile. The first waves are expected to hit at 4:19 EST this afternoon. Sirens blare to alert residents in the coastal areas to instruct them to evacuate, even as Hilo International Airport has been shut down and the planes grounded.

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American officials are prepared to visit both Chile and Hawaii, according to a Washington Post report.

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