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Chile quake-generated tsunami brings spectators, little damage to L.A. beaches

February 27, 2010 |  3:31 pm
Santa_monica Waves generated from a tsunami reached the Southern California coast Saturday afternoon — with little damage or drama.

While hundreds of people went to local beaches to watch the surge, for many, the waves were difficult to detect.

The National Weather Service said there was a 2.2-foot surge in Santa Monica and a 3-foot surge in Ventura. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department reported minor damage at Ventura Harbor from several buoys washing away.

Read the full report, Tsunami surge brings spectators, little damage to L.A. beaches, by Rong-Gong Lin II and Shelby Grad at L.A. Now.

Photo: Crowds gather at the end of the Santa Monica Pier minutes before the tsunami was expected to hit. Credit: Christina House / For The Times.