Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau: Tsunami Update

Mar 11, 2011, 14:24 ET from Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

HONOLULU, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At approximately 8:05 a.m. today, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reduced the tsunami warning to a tsunami advisory for the Hawaiian Islands following the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific. The event passed with no major impact to Hawaii's six major islands – Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii Island – and it is rapidly becoming business as usual across the state.

Travelers heading to Hawaii should continue do so with confidence after checking with their airline as there may be some temporary delays.

Those traveling to Japan should call their airline carrier for the latest flight updates and information.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the people of Japan, especially those who have lost loved ones in this tragic event.

SOURCE Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau