10:02 SO FAR NO INJURIES OR SEVERE DAMAGE REPORTED IN EUREKA AREA THOUGH THERE ARE (UNVERIFIED) REPORTS OF DAMAGE IN CRESCENT CITY HARBOR AREA.
8:21 AM We had a power outage in Eureka from approx 7 AM until shortly after 8 AM. According to radio this was a shutdown of the PG&E plant here in order to protect it.
Most schools in Eureka, Arcata and other coastal areas of Humboldt are closed.
The first wave was supposed to hit around 7:22 but there are no reports yet of any damage or unusual wave activity in the area. The Point just reported that Humboldt Bay is starting to recede that will need to be verified.
Highway 101 is closed in several places between Eureka and Crescent City, with a closure between Eureka and Arcata as well.
Crescent City is evacuated to 9th st. Eureka waterfront is apparently evacuated to 4th st. (heard on radio but unverified) but I am not going out to verify that. LOOKING DOWN THE HILL TOWARDS THE EUREKA WATERFRONT EVERYTHING LOOKS NORMAL 10 AM note: thanks to Kym Kemp my confusion over the evacuation order is solved. In Eureka the order was voluntary and extended to the area west of Broadway and north of 2nd Street.
At this time there is no verifiable damage from this event.
Lots of radio stations are off the air due to their transmitters being in vulnerable locations.
Measurements or reports of tsunami activity:
Location Lat. Lon. Time Amplitude
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Shemya AK 52.7N 174.1E 1130UTC 05.1FT/01.56M
Adak AK 51.9N 176.6W 1443UTC 03.4FT/01.04M
Midway Is. USA 28.2N 177.4W 1044UTC 05.1FT/01.55M
Wake Is. USA 19.3N 166.6E 0918UTC 01.7FT/00.52M
Dutch Harbor AK 53.9N 166.5W 1414UTC 01.7FT/00.51M
Naha Japan 26.2N 127.7E 1022UTC 01.6FT/00.49M
Nikolski AK 52.9N 168.9W 1341UTC 01.9FT/00.58M
French Frigate Shoals 23.5N 166.2W 1334UTC 01.8FT/00.56M
St Paul Is. AK 57.1N 170.3W 1225UTC 02.0FT/00.61M
Sand Point AK 55.3N 160.5W 1459UTC 01.2FT/00.38M
Nawiliwili Kauai HI 22.0N 159.4W 1344UTC 02.5FT/00.76M
Barbers Point HI 21.5N 158.0W 1312UTC 02.3FT/00.70M
Honolulu Oahu HI 21.3N 157.9W 1316UTC 02.3FT/00.71M
Kahului Maui HI 20.9N 156.5W 1331UTC 05.7FT/01.74M
Hilo HI 19.7N 155.1W 1413UTC 04.6FT/01.41M
King Cove AK 55.1N 162.3W 1512UTC 02.1FT/00.64M
Langara Point BC 54.2N 133.1W 1403UTC 00.8FT/00.23M
Time – Time of measurement.
Amp. – Tsunami amplitudes are measured relative to normal sea level. It is NOT crest-to-trough wave height. Values are given in both meters (M) and feet (FT).
TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK TWO TO THREE HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL ALONG THE NORTH AMERICAN COAST. FORECAST TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WCATWC WEB SITE WCATWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV. THE TSUNAMI HAS NOW STARTED IMPACT ALONG THE BRITISH COLUMBIA… WASHINGTON AND OREGON COAST. THE TSUNAMI IS JUST STARTING TO BE RECORDED ON GAGES IN THOSE STATES AND PROVINCES.