Some areas of California
may be affected. Assum it's the areas of the coast with a southern exposure. California
saw some affect from the 1960 earhquake but that was the largest earthquake that's ever been recorded. This one has not generated a tsunami the size of the wave that hit Hilo, HI in 1960. Official estimate is 8' wave. That doesn't sound like much when we are expecting 30 footers on Monday from a storm in the N. Pacific. Tsunami waves aren't the same as normal ocean waves however. Apparently the entire column of water
from the surface to the bottom heaves up and is multiplied in shallow water
. Anyway, they've got Hilo Bay on local television and we'll see what happens.
FWIW, a lot of the deaths that occured in the 1960 tsunami here were the result of curiosity. People went out in Hilo Bay to get fish
that were stranded as the Tsunami sucked the water out before the wave came in and others were just down at the water front to see the excitement. People are a lot more aware of the effects of a Tsunami now. Notice a lot more boats out on the ocean from Honokohau Harbor, Kona than is usual. Still a lot of boats in the harbor, however.