Ventura California remains under a Tsunami avisory. Ventura County California (CA)’s Tsunami watch comes after Ventura beaches suffered damage earlier Saturday.
How much damage remains in dispute. Ventura’s Harbor Office reports:
“Right now, our priority is dealing with life over property”.
The Ventura County star reports:
“Despite broadcast reports that Ventura Harbor has suffered damage from the tsunami surge today, harbor officials said there was some erosion but no major incidents or significant damage during a six-foot tidal surge. Harbor officials said their focus was on getting offshore boats into the harbor.”
A Tsunami Advisory is in effect which includes the coastal areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska from the California-Mexico border to Attu, Alaska.
A Tsunami Advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is imminent or expected. Significant, widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.
At 10:34 PM Pacific Standard Time on February 26, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 8.8 occurred near the coast of central Chile . (Refer to the United States Geological Survey for official earthquake parameters.) This earthquake has generated a tsunami which could cause damage to coastal regions in a warning or advisory. Estimated tsunami arrival times and maps along with safety rules and other information can be found on the WCATWC web site.
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