Magnitude-7.7 quake strikes off western Canada
Sunday, October 28, 2012
GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) — A magnitude-7.7 earthquake has struck off the coast of western Canada and a tsunami warning has been issued. There are no immediate reports of damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Colorado says the quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands at 11:14 p.m. Sunday local time (0314 GMT) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia.
The National Weather Service has issued a warning for coastal areas of British Columbia, southern Alaska, Northern California, Oregon and Washington state. It says the warning area includes Craig and Sitka, Alaska
The USGS says the 7.7-magnitude quake shook the area and was then followed by a 5.8-magnitude aftershock several minutes later.
Tsunami warning issued for southern Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first wave from a small tsunami has been reported in a southeast Alaska community.
State officials say a wave with a height of about 4 inches was measured in Craig late Saturday evening.
That was smaller than earlier forecasts, which said the wave could have been up to 1 foot.
Parts of southeast Alaska and the Canadian coast remain under a tsunami warning.
The warning was sparked by a strong earthquake Saturday night that shook off the west coast of Canada. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit in the Queen Charlotte Islands area, followed by a 5.8-magnitude aftershock several minutes later.
Officials issue tsunami warning for Hawaii following strong Canada earthquake
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials issue tsunami warning for Hawaii following strong Canada earthquake.