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Waves from Japan quake will hit California coast after 8 a.m.


The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center has issued more details about the potential for small waves hitting the California coast due to the Japan earthquake.

Estimated arrival times:



SANTA MONICA: 8:32 a.m.

SAN PEDRO 8:32 a.m.


LA JOLLA 8:48 a.m.

Officials don't expect the waves to cause damage. But as a precaution, officials are likely to urge people to avoid beach areas.

Officials said people living in low-lying coastal areas should seek higher ground as a precaution and listen for special instructions from emergency agencies. Unusual wave action from the quake might last for several hours.


Tsunami warning includes Hawaii

Magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and its aftermath

Tsunami warning issued for northern and central California and Oregon

 --Shelby Grad

Comments () | Archives (17)

Looks like I won't be sleeping tonight.... along with a lot of other people as well.

Tsunami for California-NOT!

we are all going to need gas to get out of the city. $4.00 for gas equals a loss to our currency. I hope everyone respects mother earth and begin by buying a hybrid or alt, fuel vehicle

I wont be sleeping either.

I went to Ralphs to buy some stuff to be prepare. I am not sleeping. I am watching CNN. It is almost 3 am. Few minutes ago i read that it was a earthquake in Hawaii where they expecting the tsunami.

What should I do as a person livingin san Francisco?

Surf's up!!!! See you on YouTube!!!!


Hey my 26 year old son is in los angeles flew from australia yesterday, am a bit worried

The houses in Malibu like the Colony are basically built into the ocean. They have to worry the most. But there's a saying. If you live by the water, you have to expect to live in the water.

Are we ok in the residential part of venice beach?

Trying not to think about it by getting ready for work.

Is there a risk for flooding in the Contra Costa County and if so, how serious? I'm wondering if my siblings and I should still go to school...

Wow. This is bad. I hope no more lives are lost today.

OK People: First of all, if you live roughly two miles inland from the beach or 50 feet above sea level, you have NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!!!!
Don't go to the beach and keep away from the rivers -- tsunamis can travel upstream.

i heard the waves are only three feet

we should be fine. japan got really heavy damage all over from the tsunami because its a small country. our state is 2x as big.


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