27 Feb 2010 20:58:49 GMT
WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is pulling six ships out of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Saturday ahead of a tsunami generated by Chile's massive earthquake.
Lt. Nathan Christensen, a Navy spokesman, said another warship was being moved out of the naval base in San Diego as a precaution.
The Pearl Harbor naval base is the headquarters of U.S. Pacific Fleet, whose operational area stretches from the West Coast of the United States to the eastern shore of Africa.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami was generated that could cause waves of up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) and damage along the coasts of all the Hawaiian islands. (Reporting by Phil Stewart, editing by Anthony Boadle)