Posted: Oct 28, 2012 3:10 PM
HONOLULU - Officials in Hawaii have canceled a tsunami advisory for the state's coastline, paving the way for beaches and harbors to reopen after widespread fears of waves generated from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Canada.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its tsunami advisory early Sunday just before 4 a.m. local time, three hours after downgrading from a warning and less than six hours after the waves first hit the islands.
The biggest waves - about 5 feet high - appeared to hit Maui. A popular triathlon set for the island was expected to go on as planned, with an ocean swim.
There are no immediate reports of damage, though one person died in a fatal crash near a road that was closed because of the threat.
The magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck off the west coast of Canada last night, the biggest quake in Canada since 1949. Some people in British Columbia were evacuated, but there are no reports of major damage.
Also today, a minor earthquake rattled Southern California. The 3.9 quake was felt in downtown Los Angeles, West Hollywood and across the Santa Clarita Valley.
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