Tsunami Warning ended
Oct 27, 2012 / 9:31 pm
3:22 a.m.- CANCELLED: Tsunami NOTICES for areas of coastal B.C.; Oct. 28, 2012 (3:22AM)
NO areas of coastal British Columbia remain at risk from this event.
2:25 a.m. - It is being reported that only small waves are hitting Hawaii. People are still evacuated and no 'all clear' has been issued.
1:35 a.m. - Tsunami waves were supposed to hit Hawaii at 1:30 a.m., so far there is just a moderate increase in wave action being reported. From hitsunami.info: Noticeable water action off Maui, remember wave action can last for hours, first wave won't necessarily be the worst.
From Honolulu Mayor Carlisle: "Anyone still in an evacuation zone needs to take steps immediately."
Governor Neil Abercrombie issues Emergency Proclamation.
Evacuation of ALL statewide Tsunami zones in effect.
12:05 p.m. Tsunami warnings for the BC and US coast have been downgraded to alerts.
11:15 p.m. Update - Hawaii now being warned to expect a small Tsunami. The first wave could hit Hawaii by 1:30 a.m.
From twitter: @ColorMeRed
Sirens just went off on the north shore of Maui. Can hear them now. #HITsunami via @Maui #tsunami #hawaii #maui
A Tsunami Warning remains in effect for the following areas:
ZONE A: The North Coast and Haida Gwaii
ZONE B: The Central Coast including: Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Shearwater.
A Tsunami Advisory has been added for:
ZONE C: The outer West Coast of Vancouver Island from Cape Scott to Port Renfrew
ZONE D: The Juan de Fuca Strait from Jordan River to Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Peninsula
Hawaii has also been added to the 'on alert' list.
A Tsunami Warning means that a tsunami is expected and imminent in low-lying coastal areas. People in these areas must move inland or to higher ground IMMEDIATELY.
Do not return until directed to do so by local emergency officials. A tsunami is a series of waves and the first wave is not usually the largest and could last several hours.
A Tsunami Advisory means that that a low-level tsunami is expected. Potentially strong currents could be dangerous for low-lying coastal areas in these zones. Please stay away from beaches and shorelines until further notice.
Origin time - 0304Z 28 oct 2012 coordinates - 52.9 north 131.9 west depth - 10 km location - Queen Charlotte Islands region magnitude - 7.7 Estimated times of initial wave arrival for selected Sites in the warning are provided below.
Langara 2116 PDT oct 27 Northern tip Vancouver Island 2117 PDT oct 27 Please minimize phone use in affected areas.
For further information contact the Provincial Emergency Program (english only).
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