After an undersea volcano eruption, the West Coast is under a tsunami advisory.
The National Weather Service, a tsunami advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves to those in or very near the coast could occur.
“Move away from the shore and head to high ground.”-The National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service also stated that tsunami waves of 1 to 2 feet are possible along the San Diego County coastline, starting at 7:50 a.m.
The San Diego National Weather Service reported that San Diego had 0.8 feet waves and La Jolla had 0.6 waves at 9 a.m.
Here are the latest tsunami coastal observations from Alaska to California, including both San Diego (0.8 feet/23 cm) and La Jolla (0.6 feet/18 cm)… pic.twitter.com/ixSzhEeiez
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) January 15, 2022
The tsunami advisory was caused by an undersea volcano erupting near the nation of Tonga on Saturday. This caused large tsunami waves to crash on the shores and Tonga’s population of 105,000 to seek safety.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of Hawaii reported one-foot-tall waves in Nawiliwili, Kauai. And waves 2.7 feet tall in Hanalei. Fortunately, the Tsunami advisory for the state of Hawaii ended at 10 a.m. PST.