Tsunami Advisory: 8.8 Chile Earthquake May Send High Waves at North Coast
803 AM PST SAT FEB 27 2010
…A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA – OREGON – WASHINGTON – BRITISH
COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO
A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED WHICH COULD IMPACT THE REGIONS LISTED IN THE HEADLINE. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. EVACUATIONS ARE ONLY ORDERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES.
– PERSONS IN TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS SHOULD MOVE OUT OF THE WATER… OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS.
According to CBS News:
The Ewa Beach, Hawaii-based center called for “urgent action to protect lives and property” in Hawaii, which is among 53 nations and territories subject to tsunami warnings.
“The main thing is we want everyone to take this event seriously,” said Charles McCreery, director of the center.
McCreery said he didn’t know how big the waves will be, but he expected them to be the largest to hit Hawaii since 1964.
The state planned to sound warning sirens statewide at 6 a.m. to alert residents and tourists of the incoming tsunami, said Shelly Ichishita, spokeswoman for state civil defense….
A lower-grade tsunami advisory was in effect for the coast of California and an Alaskan coastal area from Kodiak to Attu islands.
Estimated Arrival Times on the North Coast are:
Fort Bragg, California 1307 PST FEB 27 2107 UTC FEB 27 Cape Mendocino, California 1322 PST FEB 27 2122 UTC FEB 27 San Francisco, California 1326 PST FEB 27 2126 UTC FEB 27 DART 46407 1332 PST FEB 27 2132 UTC FEB 27 Humboldt Bay, California 1333 PST FEB 27 2133 UTC FEB 27 Crescent City, California 1346 PST FEB 27 2146 UTC FEB 27
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