10-28-2012, 05:48 AM #1
First waves hit Hawaii after tsunami warning issued following Canadian quake
The first of what could be several waves generated by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of western Canada have arrived in Hawaii, with officials saying wave heights are between three to six feet and no damage has been reported.
All of Hawaii remains under a tsunami warning that officials had said could bring a wave as high as seven feet to certain harbors. However, Gerard Fryer of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center told The Associated Press Saturday night the first waves hitting shore are smaller than expected.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie issued an emergency proclamation directing authorities to keep residents off the coastal areas, and people in designated tsunami inundation zones are being warned to move to higher ground at least 30 feet above sea level. All roads connecting to these zones have been closed. State officials called for evacuations in low-lying coastal areas, especially in northeast areas of the islands
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/28...#ixzz2AaNP9kMf
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10-28-2012, 05:50 AM #2
From above link:
In addition, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says parts of coastal Oregon and northern California have been placed under a tsunami advisory.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/28...#ixzz2AaNeLvOw
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