Southern California Beaches Under Tsunami Warning
Surfs up here in So Cali. Turns out that we could have 25 foot waves out there from a south easterly direction. Get out your boards dudes. Tsunami Surfing is the all the rage today. Oddly enough, the local media is telling us all not to try and surf the tsunami. Gee . . . Ya think? LOL JD
LOS ANGELES – Southern Californians were urged to avoid going to the beach Saturday after a massive 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile prompted the National Weather Service to warn that a minor tsunami could strike the local coastline.
If a “wave fluctuation” of as much as three free happens today it would probably occur at 12:25 p.m. at Santa Monica, according to the NWS. There is no threat of major damage.
“The Coast Guard strongly encourages waterfront users to take extra precautions in preparation for the possibility of a surge, to include securing vessel mooring arrangements and possible sources of pollution,” stated the U.S. Geological Survey.
The 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 200 miles southwest of Santiago, Chile at 10:24 p.m. Los Angeles time.