LOS ANGELES (AP)_California is warning its coastal cities to
prepare for possible tsunami waves following a deadly magnitude-8.8
earthquake off the coast of Chile.
A tsunami advisory was issued for the coast of California and an
Alaskan Coastal area from Kodiak to Attu Islands.
An advisory means there may be strong currents, but that widespread inundation is not expected to occur.
Jordan Scott, a spokesman for the California Office of Emergency
Management, said the state was monitoring the situation and that
it's up to local communities to prepare.
If a tsunami hits the west coast, the first waves would reach La
Jolla near San Diego, according to the West Coast and Alaska
Tsunami Warning Center.