This is a Tsunami Watch Information update for Wednesday September 16th at 1:45PM.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Watch for the State of Hawaii effective 1:24PM this afternoon.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.3 occurred off the coast of Chile.  A Tsunami Watch means that an earthquake has occurred with a magnitude that could possibly generate a destructive tsunami.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center continues to monitor the event and evaluate all data to confirm if a destructive Pacific Wide tsunami has been generated.  If a destructive Tsunami has been generated the estimated time of initial arrival in Hawaii is 3:06 AM tomorrow morning.   Please monitor local radio broadcasts for further updates.