An aftershock earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 rocked the coast of an island 150 miles from Prince Rupert, Canada at 6:54 p.m. Sunday.
The smaller quake came less than 24 hours after a 7.7 magnitude quake in the area that resulted in tsunami warnings across the Alaskan and Hawaiian coasts Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 7.7 quake was one of the largest recorded in Canadian history, warranting evacuations of Haida Gwaii, the island closest to the quake’s epicenter. Tsunamis were also recorded hitting Winter Harbor on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. No damage was recorded.
A tsunami warning for Hawaii was lifted by 1 a.m. local time Sunday, but dozens of other seismic events have been recorded by the USGS near Prince Rupert since the initial 7.7 quake.
While the warning said waves could surge between 3 and 6 feet, the largest wave, measured in Kahului on the island of Maui, was only about 2.5 feet above ambient sea level, Gerard Fryer, senior geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, told CNN.