Tsunami: Crowds gather – then leave – in Corona del Mar
"As soon as the animals leave, we'll follow," said Michelle Hobson, 23. Many dogs yapped and barked, but none appeared to exhibit extraordinary signs of pending natural disaster.
By about 9 a.m., many people grew tired of waiting, or had somewhere to go, and left.
The bluff overlooking the harbor entrance was most crowded, at around 8:45 a.m., when the tsunami was forecast to hit. About 75 people looked toward the water.
Two Harbor Patrol boats idled near the end of the jetties as empty charter fishing boats headed out to sea. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter circled overhead.
-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot/Times Community News
Map shows location of Corona Del Mar in Orange County. Source: Google Maps