Hawaii tsunami advisory canceled

Fishing boats washed ashore by a small tsunami, sit in Caleta Riquelme, adjacent to the port, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthqauke struck the northen coast of Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Cristian Viveros)
Fishing boats washed ashore by a small tsunami, sit in Caleta Riquelme, adjacent to the port, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthqauke struck the northen coast of Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Cristian Viveros)

HONOLULU (AP) — A tsunami advisory for Hawaii is being canceled after a large earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile.

Hawaii’s tsunami advisory was lifted about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported a slight rise in tide levels for the Big Island and Maui, stemming from the 8.2-magnitude quake that struck Tuesday off northern Chile.

Tsunami wave heights across the state are continuing to diminish, the weather officials said.

Honolulu officials closed Oahu’s popular Hanauma Bay Wednesday as a precaution.

Boaters and swimmers were cautioned about smaller sea-level changes and strong currents.

On Tuesday night, U.S. officials said they found no threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington.

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