7.7 Earthquake Off Canada

    Visitors and Oahu residents watch the water level in the Ala Wai Harbor waiting for the arrival of a tsunami Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Honolulu. A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked an island off the west coast of Canada. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center originally said there was no threat to the islands, but a warning was issued later Saturday and remains in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. A small craft advisory is in effect until Sunday morning.(AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

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    Whew. Hawaii and Canada both reportedly avoided damage after a magnitude-7.7 earthquake rattled western Canada and sent tsunami waves heading toward the island state. Officials issued a tsunami warning, but residents seem to have escaped the worst Sunday morning—three- to seven-foot waves that could have caused substantial damage. As of 6 a.m. ET, the Honolulu mayor advised people to remain in safe areas until they receive an all clear to return to their homes.

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