Chilean Tsunami not expected to impact Washington State
Chile experienced an 8.2 earthquake which resulted in tsunami waves impacting the Chilean coast about 45 minutes later. There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to Washington State.
The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency reports a tsunami wave was generated however it is likely to be undetectable as it arrives in the Westport area Wednesday morning. If even slight sea level changes are detected, it means a tsunami wave has reached Grays Harbor County.
Deputy Director Chuck Wallace adds that “those frequenting the beaches Wednesday morning for the Clam dig, please remain alert for far running waves along the beaches. No significant waves are expected, however it is prudent to remain attentive and observant.
In the harbors, a slight rise in sea level may occur. If anyone notices any sea level rise in the harbor or any indication of a very small wave (less than 1 foot) running farther up the beach, please notify Emergency Management with the time and place by calling (360) 964-1575 or e-mailing us at [email protected]