12:30 p.m. update
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The massive earthquake that devastated Chile overnight has triggered tsunami warnings across the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.
The following Oregon State University experts are available to assist reporters with questions:
The Hinsdale Wave Research Facility noted above is the one of the largest and technically most advanced laboratories for coastal research, with a special focus on tsunami and other wave modeling. Part of the OSU College of Engineering, the lab is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and other agencies.
Other OSU experts may become available later today and over the remainder of the weekend. This advisory will be updated with new information as it becomes available.
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