Tsunami warnings were of course given for all the Pacific. For our part, Southern California, only an advisory was issued.
An amazing sight along Harbor Boulevard, feet from the beach and pier.
Not that anyone paid attention to that sign. Local L.A. news crews were filming here in the morning and captured video of the fascinating though fortunately miniscule effects, here. The office where I work is less than half a mile inland. If there was a significant tsunami strike, the office and a large portion of the western part of my city would have been inundated. A scary thought indeed. We do have sirens and evacuation plans but I can only think what pandemonium would ensue with everyone trying to escape at once.
A sunset view was much safer than the morning one, though no damage was reported from the small surge we experienced.
The surfers were immediately back in the water following the morning's tsunami ebb and flow, and I wondered at their sanity in doing so. Here are more at a favorite spot next to the pier at sunset.
My thoughts are with the survivors and those waiting to be rescued, waiting to bury their loved ones and see if any of their belongings can be found under all the mud and debris. This awful story has just begun.