Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake

Tsunami watch for Hawaii lifted after north Pacific quake

The USGS estimates the quake occurred at a depth of 59 kilometers.

A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was canceled. Meanwhile, the U.S Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated that the U.S West Coast, Alaska and British Columbia region in Canada will not face any threat of tsunami from the natural disaster, though, some parts of coastal areas in the U.S were expected to experience non-damaging sea level changes.

A Magnitude 7.5 quake was detected late Wednesday afternoon local time off the coast of Russia's far-eastern Kuril Islands.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 219 kilometers south-southeast of Severo on the Kuril chain far north of Japan. The Kuril Islands are off Russia's far eastern coast.

According to, there are no watches or alerts for any US region in response to this quake. However, at present, there have been no reports of any damage of casualties, Channel News Asia reported.

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Russian Federation was jolted with natural disaster having the magnitude of 7.5 on Wednesday.

In addition, the PTWC said there was no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia or Alaska, although the center noted that some of these areas may experience non-damaging sea level changes.

Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake measured a magnitude of 7.8.

Retracting the statement, the Centre said, "Tsunami waves are forecast to be less than 0.3 meters above the tide level". The Kurils are known as the Northern Territories in Japan.

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