tsunami in samoa 2009 tsunami tsunami warning ca

A tsunami warning for the South Pacific was called off hours after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake was recorded near American Samoa, An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off American Samoa Tuesday triggering a three-metre tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii confirmed,

The quake was not expected to generate a tsunami along the west coast of the United States or Canada, according to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, though a tsunami advisory was put in place.

The quake was recorded at about 6:48 a.m. (1:28 p.m. ET) at a depth of about 7.4 miles (11.9 km), the USGS reported. Early reports had the magnitude at 7.9, but the USGS upgraded that to 8.0 about two hours after the initial report.

The Japan Meteorological Agency activated a tsunami advisory along its eastern coast.

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Location: 110 miles/177 Km SW of Bakersfield, California West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center 910 S. Felton St. Palmer, AK 99645 USA
Also refer to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program web page at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
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