Tsunami hits after Canada quake

Tsunami warnings were issued for America and Canada following an earthquake in British Colombia. Tsunami advisories for northern California and Hawaii remain in place.

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Northern California tsunami advisory cancelled

A tsunami advisory for Northern California has been cancelled.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said there was now "no watch, warning or advisory" in effect for the area following the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in British Columbia.

The tsunami threat has diminished for Alaska / British Columbia / Washington / Oregon and California.

However .... some of these areas may experience non-damaging sea level changes.

As local conditions can cause a wide variation in tsunami impact, the all clear determinations must be made by local authorities.

– West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center message

A tsunami advisory remains in place for the state of Hawaii.

Hawaii Governor warns 'stay out of the water'


Hawaii tsunami warning cancelled

The tsunami warning for the state of Hawaii has been cancelled, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has announced.

The warning has been downgraded to an advisory.

Based on the available data the tsunami threat has decreased and is now at the advisory level and not expected to increase.

Sea level changes and currents may still occur along all coasts that could be a hazard to swimmers and boaters as well as to persons near the shore at beaches and in harbours and marinas.

The threat may continue for several hours.

– The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center message

A tsunami advisory is also in operation from Gualala Point - located 80 miles northwest of San Francisco - to the state border with Oregon.


First tsunami wave hits Hawaii coast

The first tsunami wave has hit Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced.

The first wave hits the coast of Hawaii Credit: Hawaii News Now

The tide level at Makapuu Beach rose by one foot then "rapidly dropped" three feet, Gerard Fryer, senior geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, told Hawaii News Now.

He added that larger waves were expected to come.

"Basically this tsunami is pointed right at us," Mr Fryer said. "It's not just one wave, it's a succession of waves... We are recommending coastal evacuation".

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