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Tsunami warning issued for Hawaii after British Columbia quake

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:18 GMT
Author: Reuters
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HONOLULU, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A tsunami warning has been issued for the U.S. state of Hawaii after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Canada's British Columbia province late on Saturday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the alert, saying that the first tsunami wave could strike the islands at 10:28 pm Hawaii Standard Time.

People living in coastal zones were told to move to higher ground until after 10:30 p.m. (Reporting By Suzanne Roig; Writing by Peter Henderson; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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