On Wednesday, September 16th at 6:54 PM (ET) an 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the central coast of Chile. The massive earthquake has tsunami advisories in effect for Southern California, American Samoa, and a tsunami watch for Hawaii. Reports of several aftershocks have been reported causing structural and residential damage near the coast of Chile.
Though the advisories are in effect, no warnings have been issued until more details of the epicenter are released and as the tsunami path moves forward. To all those in the effected areas, please take necessary precautions to remain safe, from all of us at The Surf Channel!