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Tsunami video: Time-lapse images show California coast under siege [Video]

Time-lapse videos are emerging showing the tsunami waves generated by the Japanese earthquake arriving at various points along the California coast on Friday.

The classic tsunami pattern -- tides receding and surging -- was most noticable along the coast of Northern California, such as at Santa Cruz, Fort Bragg and Crescent City, which sustained damage to boats and docks.

The tsunami caused least $50 million in damage in the state. It's going to go up," Lori Dengler, a geology professor and director of the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center at Humboldt State. "How far up, I'm not going to predict. This is an expensive event for California."

FORT BRAGG

 


NEWPORT BEACH

 

 

CRESCENT CITY

 

 

SANTA CRUZ

 

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Comments () | Archives (9)

Please! Your spelling!

Pitiful.

No waves ... nothing.

$50 million? Someone's trying to ripoff taxpayers.

i think that there are alot of waky things going on all over from earthquakes, tsunami's, volcano's, etc.......whatr does this mean for the future?????

oh my god oh my name is renee and ever since i was a little girl i was interested in the red cross and stuff but i have never heard of such a big tsunami before i really am sorry for the people in japan and russia . i just can not believe what happened and there was also little kids in that situation and that just breaks my little heart.and again my name is renee and i am 10 years old and have a twin sister named nycole and would also like to help

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It's Bush's fault!

It's pretty disrespectful to claim that the California coast was "under siege", considering how all of this hurt Japan. Boo hoo for the docks, because seriously, the death toll on the other side of the Pacific is nearing 10,000.

Looks like normal tide action, to me. The tsunami struck the west coast of the US during low tide.

I watched the first one and wish I had that 90 seconds back in my life.


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