Tsunami Advisory

Posted January 15, 2022 at 8:35 am by

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!

Dave Hal­lo­ran

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