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Tsunami: Crowds gather – then leave – in Corona del Mar

March 11, 2011 | 11:39 am

People crowded Lookout Point in Corona del Mar on Friday morning, looking for any sign of a tsunami. None came.

"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.


Tsunami: No reports of damage in Laguna Beach

Huntington Beach on alert for potential tsunami damage

Warning: Newport Beach closes school, clears ocean and boardwalk

-- Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot/Times Community News

Map shows location of Corona Del Mar in Orange County. Source: Google Maps