“Stay off the beach,” National Weather Service forecaster Diana Henderson said at 6:15 a.m. “It’s not just one wave, it’s a series that could last up to 12 hours after the initial arrival. So even after 8:30 a.m., please still don’t go to the beach. It will be a series of inundations.”
Henderson, of the weather service, said waves as high as 2.8 feet could hit Pacifica, 3.4 feet in Half Moon Bay, 3.3 feet in Santa Cruz Harbor, 3.6 feet could hit Point Arena; and 5.3 feet at Rio del Mar Beach.
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UPDATE from the SMC Emergency System at 7:36 am:
A strong earthquake struck Japan last night and caused a significant tsunami in Japan. A tsunami warning is still in effect in California. These waves or tidal surges are expected to reach the San Mateo County Coast between 7 and 9 AM. These waves may come ashore for several hours. Pacifica, Half moon Bay, El Granada, Pescadero and other coastside communities have been notified. If you are in a low lying area near the ocean, it is advisable to move inland.
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