Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Breaking News: Tsunami Advisory Issued for San Onofre

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal experts have now issued a tsunami advisory for possible dangerous currents in coastal areas of California and Oregon following a magnitude 8 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near Samoa. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said an advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is imminent or expected.

The earthquake had a magnitude of up to 8.3 as it struck between Samoa and American Samoa around dawn Tuesday, sending terrified residents fleeing for higher ground.

It's expected to hit Orange County at 9:16 p.m. tonight. I've got the crane with the light hooked up to the truck. Meet at the usual spot for night surfing.

Supplemental information (5:05 p.m.):
Curt Kaplan of the
National Weather Service says "if I were on the coast, I would move inland."


Dr. Ralph said...

No shit! This is for real guys.
Stay at high ground.

Milton said...

Aw, no schitt. This all we need. It'll suck that gotdam San Onofre out to sea once and for all. We'll have no where to go for Thanksgiving Day. This truly a harbinger of things to come. Repent!The end is near. God bless all of us.

Dude said...

I'm here at San O with a 12er of Bud. I want to see this up close. Hey, wait a minute....the tide just went out about 2 miles. I'm going to wander out there for a closer look.

Chicken Little said...

The Sky Is Falling!!!

Davey Jones said...


please look for my car keys while your out there.

i quit said...

First sharks and now this?

Anonymous said...

Dude, where do you go to high school?
You don't take a twelver to a tsunami. Load up on Old English 800 40's.

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