From the Map Room
Extraordinary image showing the projected times that a tsunami would hit other parts of the Pacific from the catastrophic Chilean earthquake this morning. Tsunami warnings have been issued as far north as Vancouver and around the pacific. Height of waves projected below.
The map from the NOAA shows the modeled energy wave and projected heights. Click to enlarge.
The tsunami should hit Hawaii around 11:05 local time, and it's not clear at all how big it will be. In 1960, a larger earthquake happened off Chile and a tsunami hit Hilo, Hawaii causing quite a bit of damage. If you live anywhere near a Pacific coast, please check the local news and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Also, a live stream of news from Hawaii is on HawaiiTsunami.com. I've been listening and the coverage is pretty good.
The map from the NOAA shows the modeled energy wave and projected heights.