Hawaii Hit By Tsunami After Canada Earthquake

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”.

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Magnitude 7.7 Quake Strikes Off Canadian West Coast

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.

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