HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE MESSAGE

THIS IS A CIVIL DEFENSE MESSAGE FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 7th at 1:45 p.m.

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED A TSUNAMI WATCH FOR THE STATE OF HAWAI’I.

AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A MAGNITUDE OF 8.0 MOMENT/RICHTER.

HAS OCCURRED NEAR VANUATU IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

A TSUNAMI WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN AN EARTHQUAKE OCCURS THAT MAY GENERATE A TSUNAMI.

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER IS ASSESSING IF A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED.

IT IS NOT KNOWN – I SAY AGAIN – NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME IF A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED.

IF A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED, THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL FOR THE FIRST WAVE IS 6:50 PM HAWAII STANDARD TIME.

IT IS NOT KNOWN – I SAY AGAIN – NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME IF A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED.

STAYED TUNED TO THIS STATION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.

THIS IS YOUR HAWAI’I COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE.

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