Tsunami Advisory Lifted For LA County

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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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