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01/15/22: Tsunami Advisory Updates

Update 9:30 p.m.: The National Weather Service reports that the Tsunami Advisory has now been canceled for all SF #BayArea and Monterey Bay including Big Sur coastline. Remain cautious near the coast in case lingering strong currents exist.

Update at 11:50 a.m.:
A Spanish translation of the Tsunami alert for Monterey County can be found at this link:

Update at 10:20 a.m.:
City of Monterey staff continues to monitor the situation. Beaches are closed throughout the day, effective immediately. Water fluctuations are expected throughout the day. Please stay off all beaches.

Update 8:36 a.m.: The City of Monterey just attended an emergency operations call with the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), who reported an average of 20 centimeter average tsunami heights in Monterey. Experts state that the wave height for this tsunami mirrors a king tide event. Currents and waves may be strong today, and we recommend that people remain off beaches.

Update 8:03 a.m.:
A Tsunami Advisory is in effect for Monterey County on Saturday, January, 15. If you are located in the coastal area, move off the beach and out of harbors and marinas. Monterey is expecting pulses of surging water levels, similar to "high tide", as a result of the Tonga Volcano. Currents and waves may be strong.

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