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Tsunami warnings issued after magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes off coast of western Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - There have been no reports of major damage after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada.

Residents in parts of British Columbia were evacuated.

The quake triggered tsunami warnings and advisories, but the National Weather Service canceled tsunami advisories for Canada and Oregon, leaving northern California as the only spot in North America still under a tsunami advisory. Larger-than-normal waves hit Hawaii, but a tsunami warning there has been downgraded to an advisory.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie says Hawaii is lucky to have avoided more severe surges after the powerful earthquake. He says beaches and harbors are still closed statewide.


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