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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 4:23 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tsunami advisory canceled for Hawaii

Advertiser Staff

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has canceled a tsunami advisory for Hawaii following a powerful earthquake today in Peru. The center said there is no destructive threat for Hawaii. Some small sea changes may occur at around 2:14 a.m. tomorrow.

A tsunami advisory, which had been issued earlier this afternoon, is the third highest level of tsunami alert. Advisories are issued to coastal populations within areas not currently in either warning or watch status when a tsunami warning has been issued for another region of the same ocean.

An advisory indicates an area is either outside the current warning and watch regions, or that the tsunami poses no danger to that area.

The quake hit at about 1:40 p.m. Hawai'i time near the coast of Peru. The quake had a magnitude 7.9.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in 'Ewa Beach also canceled its regional tsunami warning, the highest alert, and watch, the second highest alert, for parts of the Pacific Ocean closer to the earthquake.