Tsunami warnings after magnitude 7.8 quake off Russia's Kuril islands

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake off Russia's Severo-Kuril

The quake struck south-southeast of Severo on Russia's far eastern Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis potentially unsafe to coasts outside the source region, the message said.

Seismic waves created false reporting of an natural disaster as close as Kitimat, BC.

Meteorological authorities in Japan issued no tsunami alerts, while US authorities canceled a warning for Hawaii.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre initially said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 1,000 km of the quake's epicentre.

A powerful natural disaster that occurred in the North Pacific Ocean Tuesday evening has the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center on watch for a tsunami. It added that, in the past, quakes of this magnitude had caused tsunamis far away from the epicentre.

The Japan Meteorological Association (JMA) said there may be some tidal changes in parts of the country's coastline but said there was no risk of tsunami damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) warned the quake had the potential to generate destructive tsunami waves within 620 miles of the quake's epicenter.

The height is equivalent to just under a foot.

For a while, numerous media in Hawaii are warning residents and visitors about a tsunami watch for the islands. Additionally, there have not been any reports of casualties or property damage. The Kurils are known as the Northern Territories in Japan.



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