Around 5:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, all of the Tsunami advisories, watches and warnings were cancelled for the regions neighboring the earthquake sites. The aftershocks have continued Wednesday evening. According to CNN, a 3-foot tsunami wave killed 5 people.
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Santa Cruz Islands region around 3:00 p.m. local time on Feb. 6.
The quake was followed by aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 5.6 to 6.6, according to the USGS.
A tsunami has been confirmed by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) near the epicenter of the quake, prompting the issuance of warnings for parts of the Pacific including the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna.
Watches have been issued for several areas including New Zealand and Australia. For a full list, click here.
As investigation continued, Tsunami watches and warnings were cancelled, claiming that areas like the western United States Coast and western Canada coast were in the clear.
"Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected and there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii," the PTWC confirmed in a statement.
Ahead of an approaching storm system, unseasonable warmth will overspread much of the United Kingdom on Sunday and Monday.
With no exact details on where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, Indian Ocean currents may have swept one piece of the complicated puzzle to shores on Reunion Island.
The stream of moisture into the Southwest is drying out some, so this weekend may not be as wet as the previous few days.
Life-threatening heavy rainfall will continue to focus on northeastern India, Bangladesh and western Myanmar into Monday before a drier weather pattern sets in.
Heat and humidity remained in control over the much of the country during the last week of July.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Kanata, Ontario, Canada (1996)
A severe thunderstorm downed electrical wires and trapped people in their cars and a bus for 1-2 hours. Amazingly, nobody was injured.
Scituate, MA (1769)
Hail fell 12" deep and remained on the ground for 30 hours.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.