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Tsunami advisory lifted, all beaches reopened

April 2, 2014 - 9:59am

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled a tsunami advisory for Hawaii. All Hawaii County beach parks have reopened.

In Hawaii, the highest waves — at 1.9 feet — were measured at Hilo Harbor.

The advisory was issued about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday following a magnitude-8.2 temblor that struck off the coast of northern Chile at 1:47 p.m. Hawaii time, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The earthquake was registered at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was located offshore of the Tarapaca region in northern Chile.

The 1:47 p.m. magnitude-8.2 earthquake was followed by 15 aftershocks ranging from magnitude-4.7 to magnitude-6.2, according to the USGS.

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