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Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Hurricane Sandy had killed at least 66 people in the Caribbean islands, including 51 in Haiti.
Forecasters said that Sandy is likely to make U.S. landfall on Monday night between Delaware and the New York/New Jersey area.
Sandy will meet two other winter storms and becomes a rare, hybrid “super storm” created by an Arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm.
The monstrous Hurricane Sandy is going to be a very big storm when it hit the United States.
Officials warned millions of people in coastal areas to get out of the way.
It will effect the third of the country from the East Coast to the Great Lakes and 50 to 60 millions of people with heavy of rains, high winds and heavy snow.
Sandy could cause lots of damage because it could hit big cities like Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.
This is a disaster.
Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach, N.C., Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Ken Blevins)
In Photos: Mass Transit Damaged By Superstorm Sandy
Hawaii was hit by a tsunami on Saturday night.
The authorities order at least 100,000 people in the island state to move to higher ground.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first tsunami wave was three feet high and less forceful than expected.
The tsunami hit with little warning and an alert, issued at short notice due to initial confusion among scientists about the quake’s undersea epicenter, caused massive traffic congestion as motorists made a mass exodus from low-lying areas.
The tsunami center cautioned that wave height could not be predicted and that the first wave “may not be the largest and all shores are at risk no matter which direction they face”.
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada.
It was followed by a 5.8 magnitude aftershock several minutes later and several other aftershocks were also reported.
The quake hit Queen Charlotte Islands after 8 pm local time, Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometes) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia.
The quake was felt across much of north and central British Columbia but there were no immediate reports of major damage.
The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas of British Columbia, southern Alaska and Hawaii.
The Lebanese authorities have arrested two Malaysians aged 21 and 28, believed to be suicide bombers and suspected to be linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation.
Malaysian ambassador to Lebanon Ilango Karuppannan told Bernama that, “They will be brought to court on Monday (tomorrow) and we will ask them whether they require counsel.”
On Thursday, Lebanon’s Al-Joumhouria newspaper, quoting security sources, said the Malaysians were detained by army intelligence on charges of being al-Qaeda members.
Utusan Malaysia reported that the suspects, Rafik Mohammed Aaref dan Mohammed Razin Shaaban were arrested at a hotel in Beirut Hamra.