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Sebastopol, CA Fire Department
Friday March 11th, 2011 :: 06:57 a.m. PST

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Tsunami Warning in effect for California Coast. Estimated 2.75 feet at Bodega Bay at 7:35 A.M. (+-15 minute)today.

EARTHQUAKE DATA... PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE 8.9. LOCATION 38.2 NORTH 142.5 EAST. NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU JAPAN. TIME 2146 PST MAR 10 2011. ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF POSSIBLE TSUNAMI AT CRESCENT CITY...CA...723 PST MARCH 11. ARRIVAL TIMES AT OTHER LOCATIONS WILL BE SIMILAR FOR DEL NORTE ...HUMBOLDT AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES. DUE TO RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY... LISTENERS ARE URGED TO TUNE TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM MEDIA FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ISSUED BY LOCAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AUTHORITIES. THEY WILL PROVIDE DETAILS ON THE EVACUATION OF LOW-LYING AREAS... IF NECESSARY...AND WHEN IT IS SAFE TO RETURN AFTER THE TSUNAMI HAS PASSED.ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF POSSIBLE TSUNAMI AT: 7:23 AM FOR CRESCENT CITY 8:08 AM FOR SAN FRANCISCO 8:17 AM FRO SANTA BARBARA THE LATEST FORECAST WAVE HEIGHTS AS OF 5:20 AM: 4.2 FEET FOR ARENA COVE 2.0 FEET FOR POINT REYES 2.4 FEET FOR FORT POINT 2.8 FEET FOR PACIFICA .0 FEET FOR HALF MOON BAY .3 FEET FOR SANTA CRUZ 5.3 FEET FOR RIO DEL MAR 2.9 FEET FOR POINT SUR DUE TO RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY...LISTENERS ARE URGED TO TUNE TO LOCAL EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM MEDIA FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ISSUED BY LOCAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AUTHORITIES. THEY WILL PROVIDE DETAILS ON THE EVACUATION OF LOW-LYING AREAS... IF NECESSARY... AND WHEN IT IS SAFE TO RETURN AFTER THE TSUNAMI HAS PASSED.

Instruction:
A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED AND IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST. PERSONS AT THE COAST SHOULD BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. PERSONS IN TSUNAMI WARNING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND. AT THIS TIME THE AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN LOCALLY APPEARS TO BE IN AND AROUND THE NORTH END OF MONTEREY BAY NEAR THE SANTA CRUZ HARBOR. ONE FAVORABLE ELEMENT IS THE TSUNAMI IS FORECAST TO ARRIVE DURING THE LOWEST TIDAL CYCLE OF THE DAY. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS... PERSONS IN LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MOVE INLAND TO HIGHER GROUND AND BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. TSUNAMIS OFTEN ARRIVE AS A SERIES OF WAVES WHICH COULD BE DANGEROUS FOR AS MUCH AS 10 TO 12 HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE ARRIVAL. TSUNAMI WARNINGS MEAN THAT A TSUNAMI WITH SIGNIFICANT WIDESPREAD INUNDATION IS IMMINENT OR EXPECTED. TSUNAMIS ARE A SERIES OF WAVES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SEVERAL HOURS AFTER INITIAL ARRIVAL TIME.

Area: SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-SAN FRANCISCO-COASTAL NORTH BAY... INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
Affected Counties or parts of: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Marin, Monterey, Contra Costa, Napa, San Benito, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Alameda
Sent: 2011-03-11T05:23:27-08:00
Original Sender: KMTR@nwws.oes.ca.gov
From: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA CA

Address/Location
Sebastopol, CA Fire Department
7425 Bodega Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-823-8061

John E. Zanzi
Sebastopol Fire Department
jzanzi@sonic.net
707-823-8061

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