were issued for the Central Coast area of British Columbia, including Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and Shearwater. Residents in low lying areas were advised to move to higher ground. The tsunami warning included areas from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Decision in Alaska. A tsunami advisory was placed in effect for the Coastal areas of British Columbia from the Northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Washington/British Columbia border (advisory only, not a warning).
The mayor of Tofino, BC
tweeted the following: "Tofino has activated Tsunami Warning system if your in a low lying area of Tofino please proceed to the community hall ASAP". The Long Beach Radio station tweeted that no tsunami warning was actually in effect for Tofino and Ucluelet with the following tweet: "Deep ocean sensors detect evidence of small tsunami. Warning area DOES NOT include Tofino, Ucluelet area at this time.
issued in the past 7 days.
This story will be updated as more data becomes available.
10:03 PST - Emergency Info BC
tweeted that a 44 cm wave had been recorded at Langara Island.
October 28, 2012
-Aftershocks continue to rattle the area. Tremors ranging from 4.0 to 5.1
have been recorded by the USGS.
-A 6.3 aftershock
was registered at 11:54am PST 159km SSW of Masset.
October 29, 2012
-A 6.2 aftershock
was recorded at 7:49 PST by the USGS 188 km S of Masset.