Coast Guard urges caution among beachgoers, mariners in light of tsunami advisory for main Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard urges caution among beachgoers, mariners in light of tsunami advisory for main Hawaiian Islands
HONOLULU — The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for a tsunami wave forecasted to generate strong currents and surf throughout the main Hawaii Islands early Thursday morning as a result of a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck off the central coast of Chile Wednesday afternoon. Visitors to Hawaii should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials....

Coast Guard advises mariners to be vigilant of hazardous sea conditions

Coast Guard advises mariners to be vigilant of hazardous sea conditions
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is advising the public to remain vigilant of hazardous currents and tidal surges following the earthquake off Chile. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued an advisory with possible sea level changes and strong currents throughout the main Hawaiian Islands which could be hazardous to swimmers, boaters and individuals near the shore. The estimated time of increased...

Coast Guard seeks comment for new regulated navigation area in Oahu

Coast Guard seeks comment for new regulated navigation area in Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal of a permanent regulated navigation area, enforcement of which would take place only during times when a tsunami warning is issued for the Hawaiian Islands by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings require the evacuation of a large number of vessels from their respective harbors. Following the evacuation, these vessels...

U.S. Coast Guard advises Southern California of Tsunami, Storm

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard and National Weather Service advise San Diego County of severe marine weather resulting from an earthquake driven Tsunami and a cold front now sweeping across Southern California.