Tsunami to hit Hawaii? Officials are pointing towards another tsunami, this one resulting from a spectacular 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile. The first impact of the waves is said to hit Hawaii after 11 am today. Hawaii was on high alert as of Saturday after the earthquake sent a ripple effect across the Pacific Ocean.Â The highest Alert was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre after the quake hit. Other major Pacific Islands suchs as Guam, American Samoa etc are also under alert. Authorities are saying that the waves will be the biggest the Island has seen since four decades ago. Evacuation zones have been marked and an evacuation is currently in process in these areas.