UPDATE | The National Weather Service has canceled a tsunami advisory in Long Beach issued after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit near the coast of Chile Wednesday afternoon, authorities announced.
The announcement from the NWS came at 12:30PM on Thursday, September 17.
Marine Safety officials previously announced out-of-the-ordinary tidal activities for Thursday morning.
There were no reports of property damage, according to a tweet from the city.
— City of Long Beach (@LongBeachCity) September 17, 2015
PREVIOUSLY: UPDATE: No Property Damage Reported Thursday Morning After Major Earthquake Near Chile Triggered Wednesday Tsunami Warning
9/17/15 at 10:30AM | Out-of-the-ordinary tidal activities were expected to continue throughout the morning in Long Beach but no significant issues, after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit near the coast of Chile Wednesday afternoon, Marine Safety officials announced Thursday morning.
No property damage has been reported by boat owners in the marinas as of 7:00AM Thursday, said Marine Safety Chief Gonzalo Medina in an email to residents.
“At this time we are experiencing no significant activity on the ocean front, and minor 3-4 Knott currents in the Marinas,” Medina stated.
PREVIOUSLY: Residents Advised to Avoid Coast Due to Tsunami Warning After 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Chile
9/16/15 at 9:35PM | The National Weather Service has issued a tsunami advisory to West Coast cities, including Long Beach, after an 8.3 magnitude earthquake hit near the coast of Chile Wednesday afternoon.
The city is advising residents to avoid the shoreline and the tsunami’s expected arrival near shore is 4:47AM Thursday morning, according to Mayor Robert Garcia.
A Facebook post issued Wednesday around 8:30PM by Garcia states that Marine Safety will staff rescue boats and monitor the shoreline as the city continues to monitor the situation. Residents have been warned to stay away from beaches and rock jetties.
“Rescue Boats will be in service to respond to emergencies, and for potential issues in our marinas due to unpredictable currents,” said Garcia’s Facebook post.