The latest word (issued 8:10 a.m. Saturday PST) from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center:

Tsunami Advisory Cancellation #35

The Tsunami Advisory is canceled for the coastal areas from Alamitos Bay, California (20 miles SE of L.A.) to the Oregon-California border.

Damaging tsunamis are no longer expected to impact the U.S. west coast states, Alaska, and British Columbia. As local conditions can cause a wide variation in tsunami impact, the all clear determinations must be made by local authorities.

Tsunami amplitudes have dropped below dangerous levels at most locations along the U.S. west coast, Alaska and Canada. Sea level conditions still vary greatly from location to location along the coast. Decisions relating to reoccupation of coastal zones must be made by local authorities.

See the advisory for a rundown on maximum surge heights measured along the coast. The highest on the list appears to be 8.7 feet at Point Arena, on the Mendocino County coast, followed by 8.2 feet at Crescent City (Del Norte County) and San Luis Obispo.

California Tsunami Watch: Canceled 12 March,2011Dan Brekke


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke is a blogger, reporter and editor for KQED News, responsible for online breaking news coverage of topics ranging from California water issues to the Bay Area’s transportation challenges. In a newsroom career that began in Chicago in 1972, Dan has worked as a city and foreign/national editor for The San Francisco Examiner, editor at Wired News, deputy editor at Wired magazine, managing editor at TechTV as well as for several Web startups.

Since joining KQED in 2007, Dan has reported, edited and produced both radio and online features and breaking news pieces. He has shared in two Society of Professional Journalists Norcal Excellence in Journalism awards — for his 2012 reporting on a KQED Science series on water and power in California, and in 2014, for KQED’s comprehensive reporting on the south Napa earthquake.

In addition to his 44 years of on-the-job education, Dan is a lifelong student of history and is still pursuing an undergraduate degree.

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