US tsunami warnings are canceled after four-foot boats capsized in LA
US tsunami warnings are canceled after four-foot-tall boats capsized in LA, parts of Santa Cruz harbor flooded and US submarines had to dive off the west coast for cover
- The National Weather Service has canceled its west coast tsunami warning after the massive underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga, about 6,000 miles away
- However, the resulting waves caused boats to capsize in Los Angeles and submerge parts of the Port of Santa Cruz.
- The Santa Cruz harbor master said some boats in town were submerged for a while, but luckily they didn’t sink
- In Washington state, US submarines dove underwater to avoid waves that remained mild in the north
- The volcanic eruption has shut down the internet in Tonga with an explosion large enough to be seen from space
The National Weather Service has canceled its west coast tsunami warning after wave waves caused boats to capsize in Los Angeles, flood streets in Santa Cruz Harbor and U.S. submarines took cover after a massive underwater volcanic eruption nearly erupts. 6000 miles away on Saturday.
The eruption, near Tonga, triggered an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale that sent a tsunami crash across the Pacific Ocean, causing waves to damage the west coast.
A Los Angeles bystander caught the moment when a police boat broke free from the dock due to rising water and waves, causing the ship to capsize and nearly take another boat with it.
It was one of several ships that capsized as a result of the tsunami’s effect, as LA and San Francisco Bay officials urged residents to stay alert and stay away from beaches and the coast.
The port of Santa Cruz experienced the worst flooding from the wave action on the west coast
The waves completely flooded a parking lot at the port of Santa Cruz on Saturday
An LA police boat capsized in rising waters and rocking waves. The sinking ship nearly took out a nearby boat
Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay officials warned residents to stay away from the coast because of the wave action
The volcanic explosion caused waves to ripple across the Pacific Ocean. LA experienced waves from one to four feet high
Further north, in the Port of Santa Cruz, streets and homes experienced mild to severe flooding as the town experienced a wave of waves every 20 to 30 minutes, KSBW reported.
“We had a few piles of breakage. Some flooding, a few boats that were submerged but not completely sunk, but obviously some damage there,” Santa Cruz Harbor Master Blake Anderson told the TV station.
“A few vehicles in the parking lot were actually picked up and moved a few feet. We had some electrical pedestals that were flooded in the northern harbor, so let’s PG&E look into that.’
A local photographer in the city captured a road near the coast that was submerged, while rising water also trapped vehicles on the street. Some residents were evacuated.
A wave in the upper half of the Santa Cruz harbor caused the store near the harbor to be flooded
Roads started flooding early in the day, and the streets closest to the coast experienced some of the worst flooding
A car gets stuck in rising waters in the port of Santa Cruz on Saturday as the tsunami hits low-lying areas
Roads throughout the Port of Santa Cruz experienced mild to severe flooding
The situation was calmer in the north in Oregon and Washington, which were spared flooding.
States were gearing up for possible tsunami activity earlier in the day when a submarine submerged off the coast of Seattle to evade the incoming waves.
Satellite images showed a massive volcanic eruption, with a plume of ash, steam and gas mushrooming over the blue Pacific waters.
A sonic boom could be heard as far as Alaska.
Oceans were relatively clear in Washington, where boats began clearing early Saturday morning and submarines went under to take cover
The volcanic eruption caused an explosion so powerful you could see it from space
The eruption cut off the internet to Tonga, leaving friends and relatives around the world still anxiously trying to contact them on Sunday to find out if there were any injuries and the extent of damage.
Even government websites and other official sources were left without updates.
The Tonga Meteorological Services said a tsunami warning had been issued for the entire archipelago, and data from the Pacific tsunami center said waves of 2.7 feet were detected.
In Hawaii, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported waves of 1.6 feet in Nawiliwili, Kauai and 2.7 feet in Hanalei.
The National Weather Service said there were reports of boats being pushed up into docks, but the danger abated as the morning wore on.
“We are relieved that no damage has been reported and that there is only minor flooding on the islands,” the tsunami center said, describing the situation in Hawaii. The tsunami advisory for the islands was lifted about 11 hours after the eruption, more than 3,000 miles away.