Coast Guard thanks public for exercising caution during tsunami advisory

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The National Weather Service canceled the tsunami warning in effect for the Southern California region Saturday evening, and the Coast Guard would like to thank the public for heeding warnings, moving out of the water, off the beach, and out of harbors and marinas.

No injuries or widespread damage were reported. All deep draft vessel movements as well as liquid transfers in the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach were halted for approximately two hours Saturday afternoon as a precaution.

Los Angeles Harbor reportedly receded three feet in five minutes, but quickly returned to a normal tidal state. Surges ranging from two to four feet were reported in harbors along the coast for approximately an hour and a half early Saturday afternoon. Six buoys in Ventura Harbor were moved from their positions; efforts to place them back are being coordinated by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard encourages the boating public to report damaged aids to navigation or navigation hazards following Saturday’s surge. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach can be reached at 310-521-3801.

Lastly, the Coast Guard would like to remind all mariners and beach-goers that the region remains under a small craft advisory and a high surf warning, issued by the National Weather Service.

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