Posted: Oct 28, 2012 12:52 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2012 1:15 AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A tsunami warning for southern Alaska and Canada's West coast has been downgraded to an advisory, while a warning has been issued for Hawaii.
In addition, the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says parts of coastal Oregon and northern California have been placed under a tsunami advisory.
The alerts came after the U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit in the Queen Charlotte Islands area Saturday night.
A tsunami warning means an area is likely to be hit by a wave, while an advisory means an area could be hit.
A small tsunami was barely noticeable in Craig, Alaska, where a four-inch wave was recorded.