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.