Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami Waves Sweep Four Out to Sea in California

One person was reportedly feared dead and three others injured when they were swept out to sea after tsunami waves generated by Japan’s massive earthquake struck the California coast, reports MarketWatch.

The injuries occurred in Crescent City, Calif., about 300 miles north of San Francisco.

In Santa Cruz, about 45 minutes south of San Jose, more than a dozen boats were ripped from their moorings as waters surged in and out of the harbor.

The U.S. Geological Survey also reported that a six-foot surge hit the Diablo Canyon area, where a nuclear-power plant is operated by Pacific Gas & Electric.

“The [Diablo Canyon] plant is well protected against tsunami conditions as required by NRC regulations,” the agency said in a press release.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I guess I got my prediction wrong in your earlier post!