San Diego Area Tsunami Advisory Canceled

SAN DIEGO – The National Weather Service has cancelled a tsunami warning Saturday evening that had been in effect for the San Diego area since earlier this morning.

The Coast Guard would like to thank the public for heeding the warnings and not venturing out to the beaches where an advisory such as this was capable of producing strong currents or waves that could be dangerous to people in or very near the water.

As a result of the tsunami advisory, the San Diego area experienced surges of four to five-feet for approximately an hour and a half in the early part of the afternoon. The Coast Guard received reports from the lifeguards in Mission Bay that vessels had broken free from their moorings, as well as reports from harbor police in Oceanside, Calif., and in San Diego Bay of vessels breaking free in those areas as well. All vessels have been safely moored. There was also a report of a private marker buoy that was displaced in Oceanside.

On top of the tsunami advisory, the Coast Guard would like to remind all mariners and beach-goers that San Diego is still under a warning of severe marine weather that has been issued by the National Weather Service, and will be in affect until 2 a.m., Monday.

For more information about the tsunami advisory, please visit NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

For more information about the weather advisory, please visit National Weather Service advisories.

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