A tsunami advisory was issued for Hawaii and portions of four other West Coast states on Saturday following a massive volcanic eruption near Tonga.
The National Tsunami Warning Center warned coastal regions of California, 오리건, 워싱턴, and Alaska of possible flooding and other damage from waves caused by the volcano throughout the day on Saturday. An advisory was also issued for the Canadian province of British Columbia.
에 따르면 기상청, people are encouraged to “stay out of the water and away from the shore” during an active tsunami advisory due to the strong waves and dangerous currents associated with the event.
지금까지, the NWS has reported wave heights of up to 4 피트. Some of the biggest waves have been spotted in Port San Luis, 칼리프. (4 ft.), Crescent City, 칼리프., (2.7 ft.) and King Cove, Alaska, (2.8 ft.).
The NWS’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported that waves had begun coming ashore in Hawaii around 4 오전. 현지 시각. The first tsunami waves hit the West Coast a short time later.
부모는 COVID에 걸린 후 집 화재에서 연기 냄새를 맡을 수 없었지만 그들의 아들 6 오전., the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported wave amplitudes were decreasing, but that conditions along Hawaii’s coasts were still “potentially hazardous,” according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
“Remember that a tsunami isn’t likely to look like a classic ‘breaking wave;’ it’s more of a massive surge of water that can rise quickly and with great power,” Hawaii EMA said on Twitter.
The NWS PTWC reported that the state experienced minimal damage. “We are relieved that there is no reported damage and only minor flooding through-out the islands,” the agency said Saturday morning.
Hawaii news station KITV4 obtained video of the initial floodwaters from one viewer who captured the small surge at Keauhou Harbor on the Big Island early Saturday morning.
In California, former MLB photographer Tim Cattera captured several clips of the tsunami surges and the resulting damage around the Santa Cruz Harbor. In two separate videos, water can be seen flowing onto the pavement near a dock, 동안 boat damage can be seen in another.
NS Santa Cruz Sentinal also shared an image of the harbor flooding, ~와 함께 multiple vehicles submerged in the rising waters. Santa Cruz police have since asked individuals to “avoid the beach and ocean until further notice.”
Out in Oregon, one Twitter user caught video of a tsunami wave pushing through an inlet in Neskowin as bystanders ran to escape the rushing waters.
Tsunami advisories have also been issued for portions of Japan bordering the Pacific Ocean, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.