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Tsunami Threat Being Evaluated For West Coast After Major Quake

The Tsunami Warning Center is “evaluating” whether an 8.1-magnitude earthquake near New Zealand is cause for concern for the West Coast.

Maggie Fusek's profile pictureMaggie Fusek, Patch StaffVerified Patch Staff BadgePosted Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 12:35 pm PTUpdated Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 1:56 pm PT
A tsunami threat was being evaluated Thursday for the West Coast of the United States following an earthquake near the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand.
A tsunami threat was being evaluated Thursday for the West Coast of the United States following an earthquake near the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand. (Courtney Teague/Patch)

CALIFORNIA — An 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand just before 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Tsunami Warning Center was evaluating whether the large quake was cause for concern for California and the U.S. West Coast.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami was generated by the earthquake and that the event was being reviewed to determine any threat to California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia.

A tsunami advisory was confirmed for American Samoa.Subscribe

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The earliest estimated time that hazardous sea-level fluctuations and strong ocean currents may begin in American Samoa is 10:19 a.m. local time (1:19 p.m. Pacific Time), the National Weather Service said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. state of Hawaii was under a tsunami watch.

“Based on all available data a tsunami may have been generated by this earthquake that could be destructive on coastal areas even far from the epicenter,” the National Weather Service said. “An investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii.”

If tsunami waves impact Hawaii the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave is 4:35 p.m. local time (6:35 p.m. Pacific Time), the National Weather Service said.

The 8.1-magnitude earthquake was not the first to hit the Kermadec Islands region early Thursday; at least two quakes — the largest a 7.4-magnitude — forced New Zealanders to higher ground multiple times in six hours, the Washington Post reported.
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