Hanauma Bay closed Wednesday; Maui, Kauai beaches closed

Published On: Apr 01 2014 09:52:25 PM HST
Updated On: Apr 02 2014 08:01:07 AM HST
HONOLULU -

City officials say Hanauma Bay will be closed Wednesday after the posting of a tsunami advisory.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell urged everyone on Oahu to stay out of the ocean and away from immediate shorelines.

Scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center posted the advisory that noted sea level changes and strong currents that are expected to hit Hawaii's shores.

Initial waves arrived in Hawaii at around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday.  The advisory was cancelled at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday.

On Maui, county beach parks will remain closed until noon Wednesday. If conditions warrant, they may open earlier.

All beaches on Kauai are closed until at least 9 a.m. Please check with the lifeguards on duty before entering the water.

The closures are in effect until further notice.

The tsunami advisory comes after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake off of Chile.

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