No tsunami warning for California coast, but officials are assessing risk from 8.8 Japan quake [Updated]
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that a new warning could be issued as more information becomes available.
A tsunami watch was issued for a large swath of the Pacific, including Hawaii, where officials expect a wave could hit at 2:59 a.m. Hawaii time (4:59 a.m. PST). Tsunami warnings were also issued for the coasts of Japan, Russia, Taiwan and Guam.
[Update 2 a.m.: Authorities issued a tsunami warning early Friday for central and northern California and said other regions of the West Coast remained under a tsunami advisory. Read more: Tsunami warning issued for northern and central California and Oregon]
-- Rong-Gong Lin II
Image shows map of world earthquakes as of 11:17 p.m. Thursday. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey