September 29, 2020

California Tsunami Warning

Much of California is on alert under a Tsunami Warning from the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center following the 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, and resulting tsunami that has already caused significant devastation and loss of life.

Additional areas are also under a tsunami warning:

  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington State
  • as well as much of the west coasts of Mexico, Central America, and South America.
California Tsunami Warning Map

This map shows tsunami wave travel times. Much of the west coast of the United States, including California, Oregon, and Washington State are under a tsunami warning. Also, much of west coast of Mexico, Central America and South America are under a tsunami watch as well.

For a detailed list of areas under tsunami warning, click here:

Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Person Finder

Google has set up a Japanese Earthquake Person Finder to help coordinate efforts to locate and identify people who have been affected by the devastation of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan.

Japan Earthquake Person Finder

Screenshot of the Google Japan Earthquake Person Finder

Here is the link:  Japan Earthquake Person Finder

If you are looking for someone who you think has been affected by the earthquake in Japan, be sure to check into this resource.

For more information on how to prepare for an earthquake, read about how to make an earthquake survival kit.


In Japanese:




地震の準備をする方法の詳細については、読んだ どのように地震のサバイバルキットを作成する