(KCEN) -- As much of the east coast is focused on Hurricane Sandy people in the west got a scare of their own today. A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Canada triggered a tsunami warning all the way in Hawaii.
Beaches and harbors were closed across the state.
Tens of thousand headed for higher ground as the tide receded 2 feet.
It was eventually downgraded to an advisory after several small waves came ashore.