A magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile earlier today. The National Tsunami Warning Center was analyzing the event to determine the level
A magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile earlier today. The National Tsunami Warning Center was analyzing the event to determine the level of danger for the West Coast of the United States as of 5:45 p.m. (Screen grab from earthquake.usgs.gov)

The National Tsunami Warning Center is saying there is no tsunami threat for the North Coast after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile.

Some areas of the West Coast may experience "non-damaging sea level change," according to the latest report at 7:35 p.m.

"We just talked with the Tsunami Warning Center, and they're saying - based off of historical data of earthquakes of that magnitude in Chile -there is little to no damage anticipated up here," National Weather Service meteorologist Kathleen Lewis said. "However, we still could see some current increases along the coast."

The NOAA Tsunami Warning Center states a tsunami was generated in the immediate area of the quake.

A tsunami warning is in effect for Chile and Peru.


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