Tsunami Advisory for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

This alert expired on October 28, 2012 at 11:17:32 AM +0000
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Alert area: Coastal areas between and including Gualala Point, California (80 miles NW of San Francisco) to Douglas/Lane County Line, Oregon (10 miles SW of Florence); Langara Island, British Columbia; Langara Island, British Columbia; Sitka, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Elfin Cove, Alaska; Elfin Cove, Alaska; Craig, Alaska; Craig, Alaska; Neah Bay, Washington; Neah Bay, Washington; Charleston, Oregon; Charleston, Oregon; Westport, Washington; Westport, Washington; Yakutat, Alaska; Yakutat, Alaska; Crescent City, California; Crescent City, California; Seward, Alaska; Seward, Alaska; Kodiak, Alaska; Kodiak, Alaska; Sand Point, Alaska; Sand Point, Alaska; Fort Point, New Hampshire; Fort Point, New Hampshire

Posted October 28, 2012 at 8:47:32 AM +0000

The tsunami Advisory continues in effect for the coastal areas of California and Oregon from Gualala Point, California (80 miles NW of San Francisco) to Douglas/Lane County Line, Oregon (10 miles SW of Florence). - 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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