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UPDATE as of 7 am the most recent information is here. 

This is in the top 7 of the world's largest earthquakes.

UPDATE: TO DOWNLOAD TSUNAMI EVACUATION MAPS FOR HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE go here.


UPDATE as of 6am Friday: Here is SF GATES Hawaii insider blog info.

Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte have been issued Tsunami warnings--
Here is the main point of the warnings but go here for more.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
1258 AM PST FRI MAR 11 2011

CAZ001-002-111700-
REDWOOD COAST-MENDOCINO COAST-
1258 AM PST FRI MAR 11 2011

...A TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR DEL NORTE...HUMBOLDT AND
MENDOCINO COUNTIES COASTAL AREAS...

EARTHQUAKE DATA...
 PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 8.9.
 LOCATION 38.2 NORTH 142.5 EAST.
 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN.
 TIME 2146 PST MAR 11 2001.

A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND HAS AFFECTED JAPAN. PERSONS AT THE COAST
SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS.
ANYONE ON THE BEACHES SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF POSSIBLE TSUNAMI AT
CRESCENT CITY...CA...723 PST MARCH 11.

ARRIVAL TIMES AT OTHER LOCATIONS WILL BE SIMILAR FOR DEL NORTE
...HUMBOLDT AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES.

TSUNAMIS MAY BE SEVERAL WAVES WHICH COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR SEVERAL
HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL. TSUNAMIS MAY AFFECT ISLANDS
AND BOATS SHOULD MOVE AWAY FROM ISLANDS.

THE TSUNAMI WARNING CENTERS HAVE BEGUN AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE
THE LEVEL OF DANGER. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED AS IT BECOMES
AVAILABLE.

BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT
TO KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THE PROGRESS OF THIS EVENT. IF AVAILABLE...
REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE HTTP://TSUNAMI.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION.

UPDATE: Humboldt County Tsunami Inundation map
Mendocino County Inundation Map

What to do in case of a Tsunami

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