Hawaii vacation rentals are a long way from Chile, but could the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Santiago mean a tsunami for the Big Island?
The Wall Street Journal reported that The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was watching the island closely. Waters had receded, a sign that a wave could be coming, but then returned to normal levels, the newspaper said.
In the meantime, Hawaiians and tourists have been asked to evacuate to higher ground, with Hilo residents on intense alert due to their location on the southeastern end of the Big Island, where the tsunami was predicted to hit.
If any Hilo folks would like to chime in about the situation, please contact Check-In, Check-Out on Twitter @checkincheckout, and please be safe.