|Sunday, 28 October 2012 18:58|
HONOLULU: A tsunami triggered by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake thousands of miles away in Canada has hit the island chain of Hawaii, with no damage reported so far.
Emergency sirens sounded late on Saturday to alert residents, and evacuations of low-lying areas were ordered.
First waves hit the archipelago from around 22:30 local (08:30GMT) onwards.
One eyewitness watching the beaches on Kauai island told the BBC that the waves were big and that a "strange mixture of fear and anticipation" reigned.
The quake struck the coast of western Canada at around 03:00 GMT and was followed by a 5.8 magnitude aftershock.
- BBC News