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The West Coast is Not In Danger of Tsunami After 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake in Pacific Ocean

[Screenshot from the United States Geological Survey Earthquake Tracker]

Early this morning a series of powerful earthquakes struck east of Australia ranging from 5.5 to 7.7 magnitude prompting tsunami concerns across the Pacific. The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a statement reassuring that, “There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia, or Alaska.”

The National Tsunami Warning Center did say some of the areas of the U.S. West Coast, British Columbia, or Alaska. “may experience non-damaging sea level changes.”

Tsunami.gov indicates a tsunami threat was issued for Vanuatu Island, Fiji, and New Zealand, nearby the epicenter of the quakes.

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