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EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) -- A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii, and the California coast and parts of Alaska are under a tsunami advisory.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the earthquake in Chile has generated a tsunami that could cause damage along coastlines of all islands in Hawaii. The first waves are expected to reach Hawaii at 11:19 a.m. Hawaii time (4:19 p.m. EST).
The center's director is calling for "urgent action to protect lives and property" in Hawaii. He says he doesn't know how big the waves will be, but he expects them to be the largest to hit Hawaii since 1964.
But he says there should be enough time to alert everyone in harm's way to get to safety.
The advisory for California and Alaska is the agency's lowest-level alert.
Tsunami warnings are in effect over a wide area, including South America, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines, Russia and many Pacific islands.
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