Small Tsunami Coming To Carlsbad

by The Editors on September 29, 2009


A 15 cm tsunami caused by a 8.0 earthquake near Samoa is scheduled to start lapping on the beaches of Carlsbad starting at 9:10 PM tonight according to the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Information site. The San Diego News Network is reporting the following:

The magnitude-8.0 temblor struck at 10:48 a.m. California time in the ocean and triggered a tsunami that leveled at least one Samoan village. Early media reports indicated that as many as 20 people had been killed. . . The National Weather Service issued a tsunami advisory for the California coast, stretching from the Mexican border to the Oregon/Washington border. . . “Coastal residents are advised to stay out of the water, off the beach and away from harbors and marinas,” according to the NWS. ”

Guess that means we shouldn’t go down to the beach to check it out. . .

[Link: West Coast And Alaska Tsunami and San Diego News Network]

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Rachelle September 29, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I wonder if it will really happen. Should we go look from a high cliff? Carlsbad is so hilly I can’t really see it doing much damage. Now Encinitas Restaurant Row – now there may be the problem. I certainly won’t be driving that way tonight.

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