7.7 magnitude earthquake in Canada, Hawaii, coastal evacuation in progress

The Pacific tsunami warning center (Ptcw), after it has been resized, raised the alarm on the shores of Hawaii after the violent earthquake that struck the west coast of Canada. In its latest bulletin, the Ptcw writes that “has generated a tsunami which could cause damage along the coasts of all the islands of Hawaii.

” “Urgent action – continues Ptcw – must be taken to protect lives and property”, confirming that the first tsunami waves are expected at 22:28 on a Saturday.

The earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale struck the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia.

“It ‘s been generated a tsunami potentially destructive to the coasts of all the islands of the State of Hawaii. Urgent actions are needed to ensure the safety of persons and property,” says the Pacific tsunami warning center (PTWC). According to the findings of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the violent earthquake hypocenter was at a depth of 9.9 km and the epicenter 139 km south of Masset.

After the sirens began to ‘shouting’ in all the islands of Hawaii as a result of the alert tsunami caused by an earthquake in Canada, the inhabitants of the archipelago are evacuating coastal areas at risk heading towards the hilly areas of ‘ hinterland. According to the Honolulu Star Adviser online, the main local newspaper, the first tsunami waves expected around 09:30 Italian (in Hawaii will be about 22:30 on Saturday), could reach 6 feet, about 180 cm.

The areas most at risk, according to local civil protection, are Hilo (on the Big Island, south of the archipelago), Kahului (Maui), Haleiwa (Oahu, where Honolulu is the capital) and Hanalei (Kauai, to north of the archipelago). Meanwhile, U.S. authorities have reduced the first tsunami warning which covered the south of Alaska and British Columbia Canada, after the strong seisma that shook the peaceful area of ​​Canada, with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale, in Queen Charlotte Islands. A small tsunami was recorded in Craig, Alaska, but was lower than expected, about 10 cm, and caused no damage.

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