Tsunami Warning Issued For Hawaii


By Brandon Redmond

British Columbia, Canada (KMVT-TV) A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck around 9 p.m. Saturday evening. The epicenter of the earthquake was just off shore British Columbia. The earthquake was large enough to possibly generate a tsunami.

Tsunami warnings have been issued for Hawaii with Tsunami Advisories issued for portions of California and Oregon. The Emergency Management Agency of Hawaii has ordered evacuations of coastal areas. A Tsunami has been generated however the Tsunami Warning Center is unsure on it's size. We will have continuing coverage throughout the night.

The Governor of Hawaii has issued an Emergency Proclamation ahead of the possible Tsunami. The Tsunami is expected to strike at approximately 2:30 AM Idaho time. We will have updated information as it becomes available

Officials are saying the tsunami doesn't appear to be as big as forecast across Hawaii. So far the highest wave was approximately 3 feet. We will continue monitoring the latest information and will post any updates if necessary.

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