Hawaii launched tsunami warning after an earthquake of 7.7 in Canada
Hawai, October 28, 2012
This Sunday, a tsunami was generated by an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on the Richter scale on the northwest coast of Canada, also affecting Hawaii.
Authorities ordered the evacuation of 100,000 people in vulnerable areas to higher ground; no reports were given so far of damage or casualties.
Peter Carlisle, the mayor of Honolulu, said: “The situation is still not safe.”
And that “residents will continue with the security measures recommended by the authorities,” according to CNN.
The mayor said: “For now we do not want them to return home. We want to keep them in a place where we know that they are safe. “
PTWC spokesman, Gerard Fryer, told local television: “The waves produced by the tsunami can continue reaching up to seven hours later. The first waves to touch the expected American archipelago are of seven feet tall, but they were minor and did not exceed those received in March 2011 following the earthquake in Japan. “