Tsunami Advisory for Washington Coastlines

The earthquake in Chile has triggered a Tsunami advisory along the Pacific coastline, including Washington and up to Alaska.  

…A TSUNAMI ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT WHICH INCLUDES THE
   COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA – OREGON – WASHINGTON – BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA FROM THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDER TO ATTU ALASKA…

From the Examiner.com:

Tsunami Advisory is in effect for the Washington coast  and the Puget Sound….. A tsunami advisory mean that strong waves or currents dangerous to people in or very near the water is immient or expected.  Significant flooding from waves are not expected…however stay out of the water until the danger has passed!

I'm watching King5 as I write this post… they estimate that we may see some waves between 2:00 – 4:00 pm today.  

Today's high tide for this area is an 11.2 at 3:15 pm.

Seattle PI Article: Tsunami would be disaster for Seattle (from 2005 with interesting map showing riskier areas, including West Seattle).

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