Earthquake Off Kurile Islands Causes Brief Tsunami Watch.

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Kurile Islands on March 24, prompting concern about a tsunami on the west coast of the United States and Canada and as far away as Hawaii.

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