UPDATE: No tsunami warning after 2 powerful earthquakes - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

UPDATE: No tsunami warning after 2 powerful earthquakes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (HawaiiNewsNow) -  There were no tsunami warnings issued for Hawaii following two large earthquakes that hit overnight.

According to the USGS, the first quake, a 6.8 magnitude, hit at 12:55 a.m. (HST) in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The second quake a 6.7 magnitude on the coast of Argentina hit at 3:47 a.m. (HST).

A warning that was issued for parts of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska was canceled.

Only a small wave was recorded in the remote community of Atka.

Alaska State emergency officials say some Atka residents evacuated to higher ground when the all clear was given.

The Argentina quake was located 19 miles west of Santiago del Estero, Argentina and was at a depth of six miles.

The Argentina quake was far inland and did not trigger a tsunami.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly