HONOLULU, Feb. 27 (UPI) — University of Hawaii officials decided to play Saturday’s scheduled Hawaii-Nevada college basketball game in Honolulu after a tsunami warning was lifted.
Massive tsunami waves had been expected to hit Honolulu slightly before 2 p.m. Pacific time, less than 15 hours after a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile.
In response, the University of Hawaii moved to cancel all Saturday events, including the Hawaii-Nevada basketball game, and close the campus.
But the tsunami waves were lower than expected, and after state officials lifted the warning, school officials said the game was back on.
The University of Nevada team was reported staying at Waikiki Beach, which was located outside the evacuation zone.
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