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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Breaking News! Tsunami Warning for (UPDATED TO INCLUDE HAWAII, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND OREGON) Alaska and British Columbia

Hawaii Tsunami Warning Lifted:  
Further Information HERE

JUST IN: Hawaii is putting evacuations into place for all coastal areas.  Tsunami is directed straight to Hawaii, and is expected through models to be at least 7 feet high.  TSUNAMI SIRENS ARE NOW SOUNDING THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Tsunami Evacuation Zones (Hawaii) - Click Here - Please check your Island and respond accordingly... be safe...




A tsunami warning has been issued for all Hawaiian Islands just after 7 p.m. Saturday following a 7.7 magnitude quake off of the west coast of Canada.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that the first impact could be seen as soon as 10:28 p.m.

The warning was issued as a result of a large 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck off of Canada's west coast near British Columbia Saturday evening

Locations: Coastal areas between and including the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka); Langara Island, British Columbia; Sitka, Alaska; Elfin Cove, Alaska; Tofino, British Columbia; Craig, Alaska; Craig, Alaska

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

The tsunami Warning continues in effect for the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.7 (Mw) earthquake / Lat: 52.900, Lon: -131.900 at 2012-10-28T03:04:10Z Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is expected, or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

Langara Island, British Columbia    9:16 PM GMT-07 (51 minutes ago)   
Craig, Alaska    8:25 PM GMT-08 (42 minutes ago)   

Recommended Actions:
A tsunami has been generated which is expected to damage the regions under a warning . People in low-lying coastal areas should be alert to instructions from their local emergency officials. If in a tsunami warning coastal area, move inland to higher ground. Next update and additional information: This message will be updated in 30 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants. The tsunami message will remain in effect until further notice. Refer to the internet site for more information.


Andrea Janus, CTV News
Published Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 12:04AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 1:13AM EDT

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck off the British Columbia coast, triggering a tsunami warning for a region stretching from Vancouver Island to Alaska.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 8 p.m. local time about 139 km south of Masset in the Haida Gwaii region, at a depth of about 17 kilometres.

Earthquakes Canada, which initially gave the quake a magnitude of 7.1, said the quake was felt across much of north-central B.C.

The quake was followed by an aftershock measuring 5.8 magnitude, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake triggered a tsunami warning from Environment Canada for a region from the north tip of Vancouver Island up to Alaska.

“If you are in a low lying coastal area you are at risk and must move to higher ground or inland now,” the agency said.

“Do not return until directed to do so. Closely monitor local radio stations for additional information from local authorities.”

In a bulletin issued at 9:10 p.m. PT, the U.S. National Weather Service’s West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said that a “small tsunami” was recorded on a deep ocean pressure sensor.

“Those feeling the earth shake, seeing unusual wave action or the water level rising or receding may have only a few minutes before the tsunami arrival and should move immediately,” the bulletin said.

Emergency Info BC warned that a tsunami is a series of waves that “could last several hours.”

B.C. Premier Christy Clark took to Twitter late Saturday to say the agency is monitoring the situation “and the province is prepared to respond as needed.”

Bruce Presgrave of the USGS said a tsunami warning “is pretty much standard procedure” after a 7.7-magnitude quake.

A tsunami could do more damage to the region than the quake itself, he told CTV News.

“A 7.7 is a strong earthquake, capable of producing significant damage or casualties in populated areas,” Presgrave said.

“But as I’m sure you folks know, Haida Gwaii itself is pretty sparsely populated. And even though the West Coast of northern British Columbia there is fairly sparsely populated, the biggest risk could be if a tsunami has been generated.”