7.5 natural disaster caused tsunami warning for Alaska, British Columbia, and West Coast

  • 7.5 natural disaster caused tsunami warning for Alaska, British Columbia, and West Coast

7.5 natural disaster caused tsunami warning for Alaska, British Columbia, and West Coast

The magnitude-7.8 natural disaster happened at 9:49 PM CDT near the Kuril Islands just east of mainland Russian Federation.

"At 1757 local time (0657 GMT), the threat was removed", said the Sakhalin Tsunami Centre representative. Based on available data, there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaiʻi.

Officials reported no casualties or damage but said residents of Severo-Kurilsk were taken to higher ground.

Later, the tsunami alert was cancelled.

Calculated that the estimated time of approach of tsunami waves - 15:04 (06:04 Kiev). The specialists will make the decision on cancelling the alarm after the low tide starts.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said a tsunami watch was issued for the state of Hawaii, while another agency, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, said the quake had potential to generate a destructive tsunami. However, it noted that some of these areas may experience non-damaging sea-level changes.

The quake struck south-southeast of Severo on Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands.

Residents within the northern Kuril Islands remained below risk from a tsunami and had been ordered to stay on upper flooring then wait for directions. The quake was also felt in Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Tokyo, and Nagano. This temblor measured an 8.3M. It created a small tsunami that impacted the northern coast of Japan and parts of California.

The Kuril Island chain is a volcanic archipelago.

The 7.5M quake has not caused any damage or injuries.