National Weather Service lifts tsunami advisory for Southern Oregon Coast

2012-10-28T07:00:00Z 2012-10-29T11:16:11Z National Weather Service lifts tsunami advisory for Southern Oregon CoastThe World Coos Bay World
October 28, 2012 7:00 am  • 

COOS COUNTY — The National Weather Service cancelled its standing tsunami advisory for the Southern Oregon Coast at 4:44 a.m. Sunday. It is now safe to return to all ocean-related activity.

Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service extended an existing tsunami advisory to include the southern Oregon and northern California coasts. The advisory area extended from north Gualala Point, Calif. to the county line of Douglas and Lane counties in Oregon.

While under the advisory, the National Weather Service had urged all residents in the advisory area to move out of the water, off of the beach and out of harbors and marinas. With the lifting of the advisory, it is now safe to return to those activities.

A tsunami advisory means a tsunami has the potential to produce strong currents or waves dangerous to people in the affected area. 

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Canada caused a tsunami warning to be issued for parts of Alaska Saturday night.

The quake struck about 96 miles south of Masset, British Columbia at a depth of about 3 miles. 

The Associated Press reported a 1.5-foot wave off Langara Island on the northeast tip of Queen Charlotte Islands near British Columbia, as well as 6-inch waves sets hitting the coasts of the Hawaiian Islands early Sunday morning. 

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