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A tsunami caused by an underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga hit the west coast of the United States and Canada on Saturday.


Tsunami caused by an underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga This Saturday hit the west coast of the United States and Canada, At least on one occasion waves exceeding one meter in height and minor flooding in an area of ‚Äč‚ÄčCalifornia.

“A tsunami strikes Alaska, British Columbia (Canadian) and the west coast of the United States”, At 11:00 a.m. (19:00 GMT) in the area, the U.S. Tsunami Warning Service said on its official Twitter account.

Waves recorded so far in the same state range from 7 centimeters (0.2 feet) in Alameda (California), about 300 kilometers north of Los Angeles, to 24 centimeters (4 feet) in Port San Louis. , The National Office of Marine and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) according to that service.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

There was a tsunami “A Little Flood” In the harbor of Santa Cruz (California), beaches were closed and people were evacuated from commercial areas near the beach, although no one was forced to leave their homes, he told the network. CNN City Manager Elizabeth Smith.

The Los Angeles division of the National Weather Service (NWS) said in a tweet that there was “flooding to the parking area” near the Port San Louis beach, where high waves were reported.

In Berkeley (California), about 110 people were evacuated from ships and docks off the coast, local media reported. Perklisite; Also most of the beaches in the south of the state were closed due to the warning.

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The Tsunami Warning Service said on its website: “Do not approach the coast to monitor the tsunami.”

After verifying that there were no such waves in the US Pacific Islands, the service removed it after issuing a tsunami alert in the Hawaiian Islands.

In contrast, the NOAA put tsunami advice into practice for the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, and British Columbia in Canada. (I)