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Tsunami Warning Issued for California Coast; Beaches closed by volcano eruption near Tonga (VIDEO)

A tsunami warning was issued for the California coast on Saturday morning due to the eruption of a volcano in the Pacific near Tonga.

Officials in Southern California urged people to get out of the water, off the beach and out of ports, docks and marinas after the National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning.

“If you are in this coastal area,” NWS said. “Get off the beach and out of the ports and marinas. Do not go to the coast to see the tsunami. Please watch for instructions from local emergency officials.”

Los Angeles Times reported:

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A tsunami warning was in effect for the California coast on Saturday morning due to the eruption of a volcano near the Pacific nation of Tonga.

Authorities urged people to avoid beaches and marina areas on Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service said tsunami activity was supposed to hit Monterey around 7:30 a.m. and San Francisco around 8:10 a.m. Southern California beaches were supposed to see impacts around 7:50 a.m. Saturday morning. Berkeley closed its marina and urged people to seek higher ground.

Officials said some areas could see “low flooding and minor flooding.”

  • Get out of the water, off the beach and out of ports, marinas, breakwaters, bays and inlets.
  • Don’t go to the shore to watch the tsunami
  • Do not return to shore until local emergency officials say it is safe.

Officials said some coastal areas could see wave heights of 1 to 2 feet. “The main impacts are expected to be strong rip currents, coastal flooding and possible inundation of low-lying areas. Move to higher ground,” NWS said.

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The eruption of the underwater volcano sent tsunami waves to Tonga.

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Hawaii and Alaska are also under a tsunami warning.

A small increase was reported at the Port of Keauhou on the Big Island – Hawaii.

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Jewel Beaujolie

I am a fashion designer in the past and I currently write in the fields of fashion, cosmetics, body care and women in general. I am interested in family matters and everything related to maternal, child and family health.

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