Oregon has hit by tsunami waves, with predictions of high waves. Are Gus Van Sant, Danny Glover, Lindsay Wagner worried about their hometowns? Gus Van Sant, Danny Glover, Lindsay Wagner and Sally Struthers are all from Oregon and I hope their families are safe.
The first waves from a tsunami caused by a Japanese earthquake have reached the U.S. mainland along the Oregon coast.
The National Weather Service has put out the following warnings for Oregon: A possible 4.5 foot surge at Clatsop Spit, 3.7 feet at Cannon Beach and 1.3 feet on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.
Geophysicist Gerard Fryer at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu says high water reached Port Orford, Ore., around 7:30 a.m. PST Friday. Oregon authorities along the coast activated warning sirens hours earlier to alert people to leave low-lying areas. Schools are closed and the state is in emergency mode.
The tsunami hit Hawaii earlier with a 5.7 foot reading at Maui, 3.4 at Hilo, 2.5 at Kauai and 2.2 at Oahu.