A series of major earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean in the last 8 hours.
The latest earthquake in the Kermadec Islands region now triggered a tsunami watch for the US State of Hawaii as of 9:38 am Hawaii Time.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 8.0.
A possible tsunami wave cannot be expected until 4:35 pm Hawaii time or 9:35 pm EST.
Everyone living in coastal areas in Hawaii should prepare.
eTurboNews and Hawaii News Online will update as necessary.
In the meantime, Hawaii Civil Defense issued the following guidelines:
If you live near the coast and there’s an earthquake, turn on your TV/radio.
You’ll get the latest updates and emergency instructions. Learn your community’s warning systems and evacuation routes.
You’ll be able to get out quickly. Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power.