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Pacific earthquake may cause dangerous conditions on West Coast

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2009 at 4:36 pm with 1 Comment »
September 29, 2009 4:36 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Tsunami advisory for the coastal areas of California and Oregon following a magnitude 8.0 earthquake centered near the Samoa Islands in the South Pacific.

An advisory means strong currents or dangerous waves may pose a hazard to people in or very near the water in the effected area.

“Significant widespread inundation is not expected for areas under an advisory,” according to a reported issued about 3 p.m. from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

The advisory is in effect from the California-Mexico border to the Oregon-Washington border, the report states.

Officials in Washington were notified of the advisory.

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