Tsunami waves are possible after a 7.5-magnitude eartqhuake struck Russia’s Kuril Islands.
The earthquake struck at about 10:49 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, which was Wednesday afternoon in the affected areas.
Officials say there is a chance of tsunami waves affecting Hawaii
The earthquake struck at a depth of about 56 km, according to USGS.
The earthquake was 219 km SSE of Severa-Kuril’sk, Russia.
PTWC: Tsunami waves forecast to be less than 0.3 meters in Hawaii, Japan and Pacific Islands, below the threat threshold (Factal)