Heightened alert in Hawaii has been released as a report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)on 8:57 AM today revealed that 8.3 magnitude earthquake has been identified with the Samoa Islands Region. Although a task force is still determining if the threat is ominous to coastal areas in Hawaii, the data that NOAA generated revealed that an earthquake that strong on the Richter scale can cause severe destruction even if the area is far off from its epicenter.
We can all just pray for Hawaii that they will be safe. The expected arrival of the tsunami, in case that happens, will be on 1:11 PM HST. NOAA will be releasing updates about the Hawaii Tsunami Watch every hour. Here's the NOAA report about the tsunami threat in Hawaii.
UPDATE: Tsunami hits Pago Pago Island in American Samoa that was caused by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. News about that in KVAL website.