Tsunami warning issued for Venice
Update: The National Weather Service canceled the tsunami advisory at 12:37 a.m. Jan. 16.
No damage expected for Santa Monica Bay beaches
By Sam Catanzaro
A tsunami advisory remains in effect for Venice Beach following a volcanic explosion in Tonga.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the tsunami advisory will be in effect until further notice.
“Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to people in or very near water is expected or is already occurring. The areas covered by the advisory do not should not expect widespread flooding. Tsunamis are a series of dangerous waves several hours after the initial arrival time. The first wave may not be the largest,” the NWS said.
According to the NWS, the first waves were expected to reach the Los Angeles area around 7:50 a.m.
“The tsunami is NOT expected to cause major damage to beaches or the Santa Monica Pier. The tsunami will bring large and dangerous rip currents to all Southern California beaches today,” the City of Santa Monica said. Monica.
The advisory applies to coastal areas of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.
“If you find yourself in this coastal area, stay away
beach and out of ports and marinas,” the NWS said. “The tsunami advisory will remain in effect until further notice.”
On Friday, the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano erupted, sending a plume of ash 20 km into the air. Satellite imagery shows a giant ash cloud and shock waves extending from the eruption. Waves swept across the coastline of Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, on Saturday, inundating coastal roads and inundating properties.
At 8:44 a.m. Saturday, the NWS reported flooding in the Port of San Luis parking lot with tide gauges indicating tsunami waves between 1 and 2.5 feet.
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