Posted January 15, 2022 at 8:35 am by Tim Dustrude
Dave Halloran from San Juan County Department of Emergency Management shares this notice with you…
Good morning, in the news today is a volcanic eruption near the Tonga Islands. The Tsunami Warning center (tsunami.gov) has issued an Advisory for the outer coast of WA and the coast along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The State EMD is advising of the potential for higher than normal wave heights later this morning towards 10 AM.
To be safe stay off the beaches this morning, and for live-aboards at marinas, be aware of this potential for higher than normal waves. Because this origin is a volcanic eruption as opposed to the “normal” earthquake genesis of a tsunami, the prediction of wave impacts is more difficult.
Hawaii has observed 1 to 2 foot waves. So be cautious this morning, and stay off the beaches until there is more certain information.
This Advisory is expected to last into the early afternoon today (Saturday, January 15, 2022). Thanks everyone, and stay safe!
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