U.S. agencies extended the tsunami alert for the entire Central American and French Polynesia after the earthquake of 8.8 magnitude that occurred on Saturday (27/02) in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile .
Previviamente, the alert included only Panama and Costa Rica . "The sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated," said the Tsunami Warning Center Pacific .
"It could be destructive along coasts near the earthquake's epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts," the report said the U.S. agency. The center said the warning does not reach the coastal areas of western United States