7.7 magnitude quake hits western Canada

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    7.7 magnitude quake hits western Canada

    Sparks Hawaii Tsunami Warning

    Updated at 4:25 a.m. ET: Hawaii's civil defense officials issued a tsunami warning for the state after a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off western Canada on Saturday evening...
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    The first wave was projected to hit the Hawaiian islands at 10:28 p.m.

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    It looks like the quake struck the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) region. No damage reported yet anywhere on land.

    "This was a big earthquake, the biggest earthquake we’ve had in Canada since 1949,” Simon Fraser University (SFU) geologist John Clague told the Sun.
    The focus so far appears to be on the tidal wave generated by the quake. A warning was issued along coastal Alaska (now downgraded to an advisory). Waves measuring several centimetres were reported along the northern tip of Vancouver Island and parts of coastal BC.

    All eyes on Hawaii, where it is just past 2305 hrs now. The first of the waves was said to have reached the shores at 2228 hrs local time.

    Hopefully nothing major.