Tsunami Advisory for California

This alert expired on Oct 28, 2012 12:17 PM UTC
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Alert area: Coastal areas between and including Gualala Point, California (80 miles NW of San Francisco) to the Oregon-California border

Posted Oct 28, 2012 9:47 AM UTC

The tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of California from Gualala Point, California (80 miles NW of San Francisco) to the Oregon-California border. - Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.7 (Mw) earthquake / Lat: 52.900, Lon: -131.900 at 2012-10-28T03:04:10Z Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to people in or very near the water is expected. Significant widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

Recommended actions

Recommended Actions: A tsunami has been generated which is expected to impact the advisory regions. People in low-lying coastal areas should be alert to instructions from their local emergency officials. If in a tsunami advisory coastal area, move out of the water, off the beach, and out of harbors and marinas. Next update and additional information: This message will be updated in 60 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants. The tsunami message will remain in effect until further notice. Refer to the internet site wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov for more information.

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