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Tsunami Advisory in Effect

Downgraded from a tsunami watch.

By Molokai Dispatch Staff

As of 10:30 this morning, the tsunami watch for Hawaii has been lifted. The tsunami advisory still in effect, downgraded from the watch issued this morning, comes as a result of an undersea earthquake that hit near Samoa just before 8 a.m.

The tsunami advisory for the Hawaiian islands is in effect until 7 p.m. Unusual sea levels or currents could occur. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warns that sea level changes of three to four feet could occur this afternoon.

Residents are advised to monitor television, radio or news websites for remain updated on the situation. If the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center were to issue a tsunami warning, the county’s emergency sirens would sound and evacuation areas would be identified.

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