After the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, every nation in the Pacific Rim is now on a threatened alert of a possible deadly tsunami. Hawaii now alerts everyone in it's country to be prepared. They now have the highest alert level, people living near the coastal area were being evacuated. Hilo International Airport which is located along the coast was also closed. Same warning goes with Countries like Guam and Samoa. In our country, the Philvolcs issued a low-level alert ordering people to wait further notice of a possible tsunami.
A tsunami during the 1960's happened after a quake with a magnitude of 9.5 also struck Chile, affected Japan, Hawaii and The Philippines.