Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake

Cheryl Sanders
March 25, 2020

"This quake has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami in the source region", it said.

"At 1757 local time (0657 GMT), the threat was removed", said the Sakhalin Tsunami Centre representative.

There were no damages or casualties reported.


According to seismologists, the natural disaster lies at a depth of 42 km. the Epicenter was located 228 km East severokurilsk the island of Onekotan.

"This natural disaster has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami in the source region", it said.

It is not known at this time if a tsunami has been generated. "The wave height was about 20 inches", according to emergency services in Russian Federation. The emergency services also stated while the threat remains, the residents will remain in a safe zone or higher grounds. The decision to cancel the warning will be made by specialists after low tide begins. A tsunami watch issued for Hawaii was soon cancelled, though the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre and the Japan Meteorological Agency said there may be some minor, non-damaging tidal changes to those countries.


Some of the USA coastal areas may experience non-damaging sea level changes, the agency added.

The news agency AFP quoted the US Geological Survey as saying that a 7.5 magnitude quake struck Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday. In Russia, the tremors of the natural disaster have been felt today. The natural disaster was also felt in Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Tokyo, and Nagano.


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