Post-tsunami Crescent City Beach Clean-up, Saturday

On Saturday, Mar. 19 a public beach clean up will be held to remove tsunami debris from affected beach areas.

Volunteers are needed and are asked to meet at 1 p.m. at the Crescent CityWastewater Treatment Facility located at 210 Battery Street in Crescent City.

CRESCENT CITY, Calif -- Divers with MM Diving work to hook chain around the keel of a sunken vessel in the Crescent City Harbor in preparation to lift the vessel out of the water with inflatable float bags for salvage Wednesday, March 15, 2011. A tsunami, which resulted from an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Japan on March 11, destroyed much of the harbor and its vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaclyn Young.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the event such as boots, gloves, and raingear. Trash bags will be provided.

All volunteers must register on the day of the event at the Treatment Facility and be sworn in as a Volunteer Disaster Servicer Worker. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and have parental consent.

If you have questions, please contact the Solid Waste Management Authority at(707) 465-1100.

This event is scheduled in cooperation with the City of Crescent City, Crescent City Harbor District, Solid Waste Management Authority and County of Del Norte.

Tsunami advisory

Tsunami travel times

The 8.8 earthquake in Chile has triggered a tsunami advisory.

Numerous tsunami waves have been reported in the Pacific, with one reaching as high as 7.7 feet in the central Chile coastal town of Talcahuano, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Expected to arrive locally, at a height of about 1.5 feet, around 1:30 p.m.

Links:

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/eventmap.php

NWS Tsunami Advisory

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