Japanese Tsunami 2011

Tsunami warning for Hawaii downgraded

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 October, 2012, 8:05pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

A tsunami warning for Hawaii has been downgraded to an advisory on Sunday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Evacuation orders were also lifted for coastal areas, a Hawaii civil defence official said.

At least 100,000 people in Hawaii were ordered to move from the shoreline to higher ground late on Saturday after a tsunami warning, but the first waves were less forceful than had been feared and no damage was initially reported.

The tsunami was triggered by a powerful earthquake off Canada’s Pacific coast.