Tsunami warning triggered for Hawaii after Canada quake
VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) - A potentially destructive Pacific tsunami is headed toward the US state of Hawaii after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of Canada late on Saturday.
Numerous aftershocks, some as large as magnitude 4.6, followed the initial quake, Canadian officials reported.
Initially, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no "destructive widespread tsunami threat" at this time. But later it issued a warning, saying a tsunami had been generated and is headed toward the US state of Hawaii.
The tsunami "could cause damage along the coastline of all islands in the state of Hawaii," the centre said, adding that "urgent action should be taken to protect lives and property.".