CALIFORNIA – While there is no risk of tsunami for the U S. West coast, British Columbia or Alaska from an 8th magnitude 1 earthquake on Thursday in the region of the Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand, the US. The National Tsunami Warning Center said there could be some non-harmful sea level changes in some areas along the west coast

The quake was recorded just before 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time Thursday about 650 miles from New Zealand, according to the US. Geological survey

It was the largest of several foreshocks and aftershocks, causing a tsunami that early data showed could cause tsunami waves in Hawaii, American Samoa, South America, Antarctica, and Australia, according to the National Pacific Tsunami at the National Weather Service Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska

For several hours the tsunami warning center announced that it was examining whether the tsunami posed a threat to California, Oregon, Washington or Alaska on the U.S West Coast or to British Columbia, Canada

“Earthquakes of this size are known to cause tsunamis that are potentially dangerous for coastlines outside the source region,” according to the agency’s tsunami statement, The US The National Tsunami Warning Center is analyzing the event to determine the extent of the danger “

A tsunami clock was issued for the U S. State of Hawaii and a tsunami notice was issued for American Samoa

However, the clock for Hawaii turned off at 2pm8 p.m. Pacific Time and the advisory for American Samoa were canceled at 2 p.m.4 p.m. canceled Pacific time

Originally it was believed that “American Samoa is threatened by sea level fluctuations and strong ocean currents that could pose a hazard on beaches, in ports and in coastal waters,” said the National Weather Service

Early data showed the tsunami “was caused by this earthquake that could be devastating in coastal areas far from the epicenter,” such as Hawaii, the National Weather Service said

The 8 magnitude 1 earthquake was not the first to hit the Kermadec Islands region early Thursday At least two quakes – the largest of a 74 magnitude – forced New Zealanders to a higher level several times in six hours, the Washington Post reported

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Source: https://patch.com/california/across-ca/tsunami-threat-evaluated-west-coast-new-zealand-earthquake