Earthquake hits Japan at 8.9 and a Tsunami hit the island of Japan. The Tsunami is headed for Hawaii and is to hit Kaui first then Oahu about 4:59 am Pacific Standard Time. Reports say that the Tsunami will hit the west coast at 8:39 am in Santa Monica, so expect it to hit Long Beach around that time. The wave may be around 3 feet per news reports. Pray for the people of Japan, Hawaii and the west coast.
Quake Hits Japan, Tsunami Causing Major Damage – 13 foot wall of water hits Japan
Live Video of Japan Struck by 8.9 Earthquake and Tsunami
Live Coverage: Japan Earthquake News
Looking for People in Japan? Check out Google’s special page
What is a Tsunami Warning?
City of Long Beach – Tsunami Report includes maps of potential hazard areas on page 6
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West Coast Tsunami Warning Information
Areas Affected: Catalina Island; Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Orange County Coastal Areas; San Diego County Coastal Areas; Santa Barbara County South Coast; Ventura County Coast
- San Francisco at 8:16 a.m.
- Santa Barbara at 8:24 a.m.
- San Pedro at 8:32 a.m.
- Santa Monica at 8:39 a.m.
- Long Beach at 8:40 am to 8:45 am
- Newport Beach at 8:45 a.m.
- La Jolla at 8:48 a.m.
Officials are closing beaches at 5:00 am along the coastline in Southern California