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Big Island of Hawaii closed after Alaska earthquake

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.

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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 

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