Tsunami Advisory for Southern, Central Oregon Coast Lifted
NOTE: All advisories for the southern Oregon coast, Hawaii and California have been lifted. There are no more warnings or advisories regarding tsunamis. Full story from Saturday night below:
(Palmer, Alaska) - A 7.7 earthquake off the coast of British Columbia, Canada has much of the Canadian coast, Alaska and a small portion of the northern Washington coast under a tsunami warning – as well as Hawaii. The earthquake has also created a minor alert for the southern Oregon coast. (Above: near Florence)
The Tsunami Warning Center (TWC) in Palmer, Alaska has expanded its alert to include an advisory for the southern Oregon coast and a small section of the central Oregon coast – ranging from the Florence area down to San Francisco, California.
“A tsunami advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to people in or very near the water is expected,” the TWC said in its bulletin.
This translates to possible strong currents and problems to those on boats at sea at the time. One scenario indicates a rise of about inch above normal sea level, which will likely not even be noticeable on any of the beaches.
However, to be completely certain, you should stay off the beaches of Douglas and Lane Counties, in case of any unpredictable surges.
The advisory does not affect the northern half of the Oregon coast, such as Cannon Beach, Seaside, Lincoln City or Yachats. The advisory does encompass towns such as Brookings, Coos Bay and Florence.
The earthquake was centered about 25 miles south of Sandspit, British Columbia and is predicted to create a small tsunami that could impact Hawaii. That state has a warning until 7 p.m. Sunday evening.
The tsunami warning for Alaska extends from the north tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Decision in Alaska, which is 85 miles southeast of Sitka. Residents of some low-lying beach areas along British Columbia and Alaska have already been asked to evacuate.
Some small amplitude tsunami waves have already been recorded by the TWC off Alaska, usually about three to four feet in amplitude. You can keep up with any further alerts from the TWC at www.tsunami.gov
To repeat: no threat or evacuations are a part of the advisory for the south coast of Oregon – and the northern half is not included in any advisory.
More photos of Lane County beaches below
More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....
More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....
LATEST OREGON COAST NEWS STORIES
Oregon Coast Whales - Guide to Whale Watching; Whale News, Blog
Oregon Coast Whales - Guide to Whale Watching. Gray whales, killer whales minke whales, orcas and more. Whale news and sightings from Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats and Florence. Oregon Coast Whale Blog.
Oregon Coast Scientists Use DNA to Look Into Whale Decimation
Scientists based mostly on the Oregon coast have identified what species of whales were killed by early 20th century whale hunters in the Southern Hemisphere, enabling to piece together more about the decimation of the species. Researchers from the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and at OSU in Corvallis used DNA from the bones of whales that once littered South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and found a high genetic diversity among the slain cetaceans
Where Are You Going to Next on the Oregon Coast?
Join the discussion and talk about your favorite beach on the Oregon coast. Where will you be heading to next?
Latest in Oregon Coast Curious Science: Whales from Space, Dolphin, Skeleton,...
About seeing whales from space, other science surprises. Plus take a look at the weather extremes in recent weeks: from major snow storms, major wind storms to conditions so dry there were extremely rare fires on the coast.
Where Can I Find Detailed Oregon Coast Travel and Map Information?
Great for discovering whale-spotting vantage points. Comprehensive guides, maps, lodging and information for Florence, Yachats, Newport, Lincoln City, Garibaldi, Warrenton, Depoe Bay, Seaside, Cannon Beach
Oregon Coast Whale Watch Numbers from Summer 2013
The official numbers from Oregon State Parks and Recreation and the Whale Watch Center from this summer
Oregon Coast Whale Numbers of Late March
Numbers for March released by the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay show a definite upward slingshot as the great migration reached a peak
Orca Whales Arrive on Oregon Coast for Yearly Visit
This group of Orcas is a mystery to scientists: they don't know where they come from. They are transients that simply show up each April, chasing food sources up the Oregon coast
Oregon Coast Whale Stats from Officials, February to Early March
As happens every year, February is not big on whale sightings on the Oregon coast, but March kicked into life
Best of Oregon Coast Lodging for Whale Watching, Whale Watch Week
Find places to stay while seeing the whales at Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Oceanside, Netarts, Tierra Del Mar, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Yachats, Florence
Oregon Coast Whale Watch Week Numbers from Dec 2012
The official numbers from Oregon State Parks and Recreation and the Whale Watch Center - the official chart of whale sightings and visitors from Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Yachats, Florence, Umpqua, California
Oregon Coast Whale Watch Center Numbers, Late November through December
It was a slow late fall at the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, on the central Oregon coast, but it quickly got better
Oregon Coast Whale Numbers for November
Not many whales were spotted in October and November by the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon coast, but things did start to improve
Back to Oregon Coast
Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted