Hawaii Could Be Elevated to a Tsunami Watch or Warning Status

4:57 PM UPDATE: 
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
 NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
 DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
 TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

 A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN AREAS NEAR THE EPICENTER
 BUT IT SHOULD NOT AFFECT HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION 
ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED. 
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 0312 PM HST 05 FEB 2013 
COORDINATES - 10.9 SOUTH 165.1 EAST LOCATION - SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS MAGNITUDE - 8.0 

THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER HAS ISSUED AN EXPANDING REGIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH FOR PARTS OF THE 
PACIFIC LOCATED CLOSER TO THE EARTHQUAKE. 
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.

IF TSUNAMI WAVES IMPACT HAWAII THEIR ESTIMATED EARLIEST ARRIVAL TIME IS 1004 PM HST TUE 05 FEB 2013