Tsunami Watch Canceled For Hawaii

Jan 12, 2007 07:27 PM

(KHNL) - The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled a tsunami watch for Hawaii at 9:33 pm Friday.

However, the Oahu Civil Defense Agency is reminding residents and visitors that shorelines may still experience some unusual ocean currents and fluctuations in wave heights so anyone heading into the ocean should exercise extreme caution.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had issued the watch for Hawaii following a powerful eight-point-two magnitude earthquake.

It happened at about 6:23 pm Hawaii Time off the Kuril Islands near Japan.

A tsunami 10 centimeters high was recorded in Japan.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the only effect Hawaii should see will be a change in the tide.