Oregon, Seaside, Weather

Tsunami Advisory issued on West Coast following underwater volcano near Tonga in South Pacific

A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for most of the West Coast, including Oregon, following a massive underwater volcano Friday afternoon in the Pacific Ocean near the Tonga Islands.

Issued just before 5 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service said that waves of between one and three feet could strike the coast. Locally, the tsunami could strike the Seaside area around 8:45 a.m.

"Tsunami advisories mean that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is expected or is already occurring," The NWS said

Adding to the advisory, the

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