TSUNAMI ALERT ISSUED FOR SAN DIEGO: REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 5:46 PM

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Update 3 p.m.:  The tsunami effect locall remains in effect through 5:46 p.m. today for the entire west coast following an 8.8 quake in Chile.  An early tidal surge proved minor in San Diego though Santa Monica had tides 2.2 feet above normal sea level. In other regions, second and third waves were higher than the first.    

 

Update 3 p.m.:  The tsunami effect locall remains in effect through 5:46 p.m. today for the entire west coast following an 8.8 quake in Chile.  An early tidal surge proved minor in San Diego though Santa Monica had tides 2.2 feet above normal sea level. In other regions, second and third waves were higher than the first.    

 

Sat. February 27, 2010 (San Diego) - A powerful 8.8 earthquake that rocked Chile during the night, followed by strong aftershocks, has prompted a tsunami warning to be issued for San Diego and the West Coast, as well as Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, American Samoa, Australia and other regions. 

 

Waves of 2.3 feet over normal sea level are predicted to reach La Jolla starting around noon today.

 

Residents of coastal areas are advised to seek high ground and stay tuned for updates, as aftershocks could trigger additional high waves. For details see:

 

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sgx&wwa=tsunami%20a...