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BLOG: Hanauma Bay and other closures announced due to Tsunami Advisory

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Many beaches and coastal parks are closed due to a Tsunami Advisory issued statewide Wednesday afternoon. The advisory has since been dropped, but some closures remain. This threat was the result of an 8.3 magnitude earthquake that struck near Chile around 1 p.m. HST Wednesday.

We will continue to update this story with new closures as they are announced.


Department of Land and Natural Resources reopened all low-lying, coastal state parks and forest areas this morning at 8 a.m. following staff monitoring for any effects of tsunami waves from yesterday's earthquake in Chile.  No damages were reported in any of these areas.


Hanauma Bay, on Oahu’s east shore, will be closed Thursday following a Tsunami Advisory issued for the state Wednesday afternoon.


All Maui County beach parks are open Thursday after the Tsunami Advisory was dropped. 


Grove Farm has announced that Mahaulepu Road will remain closed through Thursday. 

Officials have reopened Jetty Road at Nawiliwili on Thursday. 

Read the latest on the tsunami threat here.

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