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Small tsunami detected on Maui, Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is reporting a slight rise in tide levels at Hawaii's Big Island and Maui generated by the large earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile.

Scientists say that even a small change in tidal conditions can create strong currents. Those conditions could be dangerous for boaters and swimmers.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says Hawaii beaches, including Hanauma Bay, are closed Wednesday morning as a precaution.

Hawaii remains under a tsunami advisory stemming from the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Tuesday off northern Chile.

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