Big Island of Hawaii closed after Alaska earthquake
On Monday afternoon, a tsunami alert for Hawaii was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. This was caused by an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude which struck the south of Alaska.
While officials do not expect a major tsunami to strike the area, near Hilo and Kahului, they noted sea-level shifts-one-foot waves.
These changes reported were just above the level of advice and could pose a danger to swimmers, boaters, and people near the shore, at beaches, at ports and marinas.
According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense, due to the alert and as a precaution, all beaches and low-lying coastal areas will be closed for the rest of the day.
Maritime Business World