Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tsunami Advisory For West Coast Of USA

An 8.3-magnitude quake struck at 17:48 GMT in the American Samoa area that has, according to the BBC, resulted in at least 20 deaths there. The National Weather Service has issued a Tsunami Advisory for all coastal areas of California and Oregon.

According to the National Weather warnings, a possible Tsunami could hit the Southern Californian coast around 9:30 this evening. This wave event is should be viewed with caution. Although wave size has not been great, the surge could penetrate inland, so coastal flooding is of concern. Please note also that the Tsunami may only generate a few inches of height for the California coast, but caution is still warranted, and the National Weather and Tsunami warning center are continuing their advisories at this time. For more information, please visit the NOAA Tsunami Warning Center here for more information.

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