BREAKING: West Coast Tsunami threat
A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for the entire West Coast this morning! The coast of California, the coast of Oregon, the coast of Washington, the coast of Alaska, and the coast of Hawaii are under the advisory. Vulnerable areas may flood.
A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CAL./MEXICO BORDER TO ATTU ALASKA. https://t.co/afbnHt2Uz1 https://t.co/jzlY6tqgFd
— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) January 15, 2022
The advisory was issued after an earthquake and volcanic eruptions in the Tonga Islands.
1.14.2021: Large volcanic eruption near Tonga (Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano) today as seen from outer space. Shown on visible imagery using the Himawari satellite. #hiwx #tsunami #earthquake pic.twitter.com/zOTj6Qu1Wv
— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu) January 15, 2022
A tsunami has already been realized for parts of Tonga Island after the volcanic eruption.
Breaking: A tsunami warning is in effect for the island of Tonga after a volcanic eruption. A video shows a possible tsunami wave hitting the island. pic.twitter.com/rCarK7ShD8
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) January 15, 2022
If you live along coastal areas of the West Coast or in Hawaii or Alaska, move farther inland, and if you have family or friends in the region, give them a call and let them know.
While tsunami is not expected to be large, a 1-3 foot wall of water is possible so please stay off of beaches. Dangerous waves and rip currents are expected today for the aforementioned coastal areas.
— National Weather Service (@NWS) January 15, 2022