WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- A 7.7-magnitude earthquake that struck the west coast of Canada has triggered a tsunami that was heading to the U.S. state of Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said early Sunday.
The tsunami wave was expected to arrive in Hawaii at 10:28 p.m. local time Saturday (0828 GMT Sunday), the Hawaii-based center said.
The warning was issued after the massive earthquake hit off the Queen Charlotte Islands with the epicenter at a depth of 17.5 km Saturday night.
The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a similar warning for coastal areas of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
7.7-magnitude quake hits Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region: USGS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake of 7.7 magnitude jolted Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada region at 03:04:10 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The epicenter, with a depth of 17.5 km, was initially determined to be at 52.769 degrees north latitude and 131.927 degrees west longitude. Full story