LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A tsunami advisory was issued for all Southern California beaches following an underwater volcano eruption near the Pacific nation of Tonga that occurred Friday night.
Just before 8 p.m. the Huntington Beach Police Department and the Newport Beach Police Department tweeted that they are no longer under the tsunami advisory.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot In Pasadena; Suspect Charged With Murder
“We rcvd word that the tsunami advisory has been lifted for Huntington Beach. No further beach closures in place. Thanks to our community for your cooperation & patience,” HBPD tweeted.
We rcvd word that the tsunami advisory has been lifted for Huntington Beach. No further beach closures in place. Thanks to our community for your cooperation & patience. pic.twitter.com/iAXFzDBlBl
— Huntington Beach PD (@HBPoliceDept) January 16, 2022
Earlier on Saturday, the National Weather Service said the tsunami would bring strong rip currents to all Southern California beaches, creating hazardous situations for swimmers, surfers and boats.
As a result, some local police department’s closed their beaches as a precaution.READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visits San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
Manhattan Beach Police Department closed its beach. In addition, all Orange County beaches and piers closed.
Tsunami waves were expected to hit beaches across the Southland around 7:50 a.m.
CBSLA Meteorologist Alex Biston said to expect waves from one to two feet high.
The NWS recommends beach residents to move away from the area and advised against going to see tsunami waves.
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Latest #Tsunami update:
– No info about expected wave
– Initial tsunami wave arriving
around 745 AM
– No significant concerns about
– Strong rip currents and harbor
currents main concerns at this
– Stay away from water/beaches
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) January 15, 2022