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Beaches closed due to tsunami advisory

Seal Beach beaches are closed due to a tsunami advisory.

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, at about 6:00 am, the Seal Beach Police Department received information regarding tsunami advisory from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A volcanic eruption near the Tonga Islands of the South Pacific has generated a tsunami. A Tsunami Advisory was issued for the U.S. West Coast, including the San Diego County and Orange County coast.

A tsunami capable of producing strong currents that may be hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures is expected. Tsunami waves of 1 to 2 feet are possible. It is expected to arrive on shore at around 7:50 am this morning.

Although widespread inundation is not expected, the City of Seal Beach has elected to close all beaches and the pier out of an abundance of caution.

For updated information, please follow the Seal Beach Police Department on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @SealBeachPolice. Community members are also encouraged to sign up for Nixle alerts by visiting https://www.nixle.com/ or texting your zip code to 888777.

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.