7.7 Canada earthquake prompts Hawaii tsunami warning

LOS ANGELES

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centered some 550 miles northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. The quake was followed by a 5.8 aftershock. There were no reports of injuries or damage Saturday night.

A tsunami warning was issued for all Hawaiian Islands just after 7 p.m. PT following the quake. It was issued after buoy readings indicated that Hawaii could be impacted. Waves were predicted to hit the islands by 1:30 a.m. PT Sunday.

A tsunami advisory was also issued for coastal British Columbia, southern Alaska, Northern California, Oregon and Washington state. A tsunami warning indicates an area is likely to be hit by a wave, while an advisory means an area could be hit.

A small tsunami created by the magnitude-7.7 quake was barely noticeable in Craig, Alaska, where the first wave or surge was recorded Saturday night at 4 inches, much smaller than predicted.

People on Twitter reported feeling the quake as far as Seattle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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