Tsunami advisory canceled for most SoCal beaches after undersea volcano erupts in South Pacific

Tsunami advisory canceled for most SoCal beaches after undersea volcano erupts in South Pacific

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1/16/2022 9:00:00 AM

Tsunami advisory canceled for most SoCal beaches after undersea volcano erupts in South Pacific

A tsunami advisory, prompted by an underwater volcano eruption near the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific , was canceled Saturday night for most Southern California coastal areas.

The National Weather Service says the tsunami surge came in a one-foot swell between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., but it did cause some strong currents. The biggest concern had been centered around coastal communities, harbors and ports as the wave surge arrived at high tide, but experts say our location is one of the biggest protections.

"Los Angeles is one of the best situated sites on the Pacific Rim in the sense that the really biggest earthquake sources tend to point away from us and therefore we don't get as big a tsunami," said seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.However, she did call it the largest tsunami she has ever seen stemming from a volcanic eruption.

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Lol You mean the great tsunami warning that was going to being 2 foot waves didn’t pan out? Ahhhh how the media sensationalizes everything these days.

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January 16, 2022 The National Weather Service says the tsunami surge came in a one-foot swell between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., but it did cause some strong currents. The biggest concern had been centered around coastal communities, harbors and ports as the wave surge arrived at high tide, but experts say our location is one of the biggest protections. "Los Angeles is one of the best situated sites on the Pacific Rim in the sense that the really biggest earthquake sources tend to point away from us and therefore we don't get as big a tsunami," said seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones. However, she did call it the largest tsunami she has ever seen stemming from a volcanic eruption. The volcano erupted in spectacular fashion, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. The tsunami advisory was also in effect for Hawaii and Alaska.