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Tsunami Watch in Effect for Coastal Areas of California-Cancelled

Update: The National Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the watch

Oceanside CA—  The National Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Watch for coastal areas of California. Tsunami watches are an advance notice to areas that could be impacted by a tsunami at a later time. Watch areas may be upgraded to a warning or advisory status, or canceled, based on new information.

At 12:32 AM Alaska Standard Time on January 23 an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 8.2 occurred 175 miles southeast of Kodiak City Alaska.

Estimated tsunami start times for selected sites are;

Neah Bay Washington 450 AM. PST. January 23.
Long Beach Washington 455 AM. PST. January 23.
Moclips Washington 500 AM. PST. January 23.
Port Orford Oregon 505 AM. PST. January 23.
Seaside Oregon 505 AM. PST. January 23.
Westport Washington 505 AM. PST. January 23.
Newport Oregon 510 AM. PST. January 23.
Charleston Oregon 510 AM. PST. January 23.
Brookings Oregon 515 AM. PST. January 23.
Crescent City California 520 AM. PST. January 23.
Fort Bragg California 525 AM. PST. January 23.
Horse Mountain California 525 AM. PST. January 23.
Port Angeles Washington 530 AM. PST. January 23.
Monterey California 555 AM. PST. January 23.
Port Townsend Washington 555 AM. PST. January 23.
San Francisco California 620 AM. PST. January 23.
Port San Luis California 620 AM. PST. January 23.
Santa Barbara California 635 AM. PST. January 23.
Los Angeles Harbor California 650 AM. PST. January 23.
Newport Beach California 700 AM. PST. January 23.
Oceanside California 705 AM. PST. January 23.
La Jolla California 705 AM. PST. January 23.

If you are located in this coastal area, stay alert for further updates as well as instructions from your local emergency officials.

Never go to the coast to watch for a tsunami if you hear that a warning has been issued. Tsunamis move faster than a person can run. Also, incoming traffic hampers safe and timely evacuation of
coastal areas.

Tsunamis are not surfable! They are not V-shaped or curling waves. Large tsunamis most frequently come onshore as a rapidly rising turbulent surge of water choked with debris.

Our coastlines are vulnerable but damaging tsunamis are rare along the California coast. The tsunami history of the San Diego area specifically is sparse. Dr. William Van Dorn of Scripps
The tsunami watch will remain in effect until further notice.
Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information or click here for

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