Posted Jan 5, 2013 9:30 AM UTC
The tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of British Columbia from the Washington-British Columbia border to the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.6 (Mw) earthquake / Lat: 55.330, Lon: -134.895 at 2013-01-05T08:58:20Z Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to people in or very near the water is expected. Significant widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.