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Hawaii Issues Tsunami Warning After Chile Earthquake


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.

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

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