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Tsunami Advisory Lifted For LA County

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Police tape blocks the entrance to the Seal Beach Pier, which was closed by authorities as a precaution against a possible tsunami following a massive earthquake in Japan, March 11, 2011 in Seal Beach, California. The 8.9 earthquake set off a massive tsunami that resulted in floods, closed airports, and halted transit systems. Death tolls are still unclear with initail reports averaging around three hundred dead and new estimates reaching over a thousand deaths. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Police tape blocks the entrance to the Seal Beach Pier, which was closed by authorities as a precaution against a possible tsunami following a massive earthquake in Japan, March 11, 2011 in Seal Beach, California. The 8.9 earthquake set off a massive tsunami that resulted in floods, closed airports, and halted transit systems. Death tolls are still unclear with initail reports averaging around three hundred dead and new estimates reaching over a thousand deaths. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tsunami advisory for Los Angeles County beaches and harbors has been lifted.

The National Weather Service says the advisory was dropped at 8:10 a.m. Saturday after it was determined that there was no longer a risk of severe tidal surges as a result of Japan’s devastating earthquake.

Overnight, tsunami advisories were canceled for Orange and San Diego counties.

The effects of Thursday’s massive quake were minimal at Southern California marinas, though some unusual surges were reported.

Officials in Ventura said harbor surges during high tide split a dock in half and broke boats from their moorings.

Officials warn that “abrupt tidal surges” could continue Saturday in local harbors and that people should be cautious at marinas and beaches.

An advisory is the lowest level tsunami alert.  

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