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This image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on February 27, 2010 shows a model of the preliminary forecast of the tsunami triggered by the 8.8 eartquake in Chile. The model shows waves of up to one meter travelling across the Pacific Ocean. Tsunami waves unleashed by a huge earthquake in Chile were moving across the entire Pacific Ocean Saturday and will peter out in Japan with foot-high waves, a meteorologist said. "We could be looking at an all-day event," US National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Lau told AFP. "It will stop once it hits the landmasses on the other side of the Pacific, in Asia. The wave is spread out across the entire body of water in the Pacific." (-/AFP/Getty Images/ The Globe and Mail)
This image obtained from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on February 27, 2010 shows a model of the preliminary forecast of the tsunami triggered by the 8.8 eartquake in Chile. The model shows waves of up to one meter travelling across the Pacific Ocean. Tsunami waves unleashed by a huge earthquake in Chile were moving across the entire Pacific Ocean Saturday and will peter out in Japan with foot-high waves, a meteorologist said. "We could be looking at an all-day event," US National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Lau told AFP. "It will stop once it hits the landmasses on the other side of the Pacific, in Asia. The wave is spread out across the entire body of water in the Pacific." (-/AFP/Getty Images/ The Globe and Mail)

Tsunami advisory issued for British Columbia coast Add to ...

A tsunami advisory has been issued for all of coastal British Columbia following Saturday's 8.8 earthquake in Chile.

The West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says a tsunami advisory means there is a possiblity of strong localized currents.

No significant inundation is expected, but low-lying coastal areas and beaches are at risk.

The provincial emergency system says experts predict the first wave arrival time of 3:11 p.m. at the southern B.C. coastline.

It says local governments may consider activating their emergency plans, including evacuating marinas, beaches and other areas that are below normal high-tide mark.

A stronger tsunami warning was issued earlier Saturday for a wide swath of the Pacific, including Hawaii, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

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