Of all the Monterey Peninsula cities, Monterey would suffer the greatest inflow of seawater in the event of a tsunami, although the swells would also inundate areas of Pacific Grove, Carmel, Seaside and Pebble Beach.
The changes from the 2009 maps and the ones just released by the California Geological Survey, part of the state Department of Conservation, aren’t dramatically different, but varied enough to add warnings to new areas of the city.
“They have increased the map area by several blocks in the downtown area, to the west and south,” said Nat Rojanasathira, Monterey’s assistant city manager.
For example, the new maps show warning areas coming all the way up to Pacific Street covering more of the Old Monterey area, passing over the top of Fremont Street at Abrego Street, surrounding the Naval Postgraduate School and now reaching all the way to Highway 1 along Camino Aguajito.
And in Seaside, the area already susceptible to both sea-level rise and tsunami threats along Laguna del Rey has been expanded into neighboring residential areas by a few blocks.
In Pacific Grove, the new maps cover neighborhoods inland of Ocean View Boulevard all the way up to Surf Avenue and then continuing down along Sunset Avenue. In Pebble Beach, the maps show portions of 17-Mile Drive potentially underwater, including Spanish Bay,
Tsunami Hotline – Seismologists Are Standing By
Maybe all the tsunami warnings are the wrong message. Block the streets and Pagrovians think it is time for another parade. Crowds gather to watch.
Tsunami Watching Pagrovians
Nothing but waves of people gathering at the shore to watch the waves of the ocean. The shoreline accesses were all closed, leaving people to park and stand on the shoulder of the road. Then there were drivers watching the water and not the road:
The National Weather Service issued a tsunami advisory covering the Monterey County coast Saturday, but big waves failed to materialize and no major damage or injuries were reported.
Monterey Harbor officials noticed water rise 8 inches about 12:45 p.m., but said there were no problems in the harbor. The Coast Guard reported no incidents.
The National Weather Service canceled the advisory at 8:21 p.m.
Pacific Grove police officers closed parking lots along Ocean View Boulevard. The popular Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, with its dramatic rocky shoreline, was closed to visitors.
Real Headline: No Problems In Wake Of Tsunami Advisory
Cannery Row, John Denver’s plaque, Michelle Knight’s bladder house and other mini mansions on Ocean View. Kiss ’em goodbye.
Catastrophic waves could flood as far inland as Window on the Bay Park in Monterey and almost to the intersection of Fremont and Canyon Del Rey boulevards in Seaside, according to new maps by the California Geological Survey, California Emergency Management Agency and University of Southern California.
The new maps replace an older set that shows even greater potential tsunami damage, with flooding almost to North Salinas. “It’s actually a rosier scenario,” Yenovkian says. “Once you have the extent of the tsunami threat analyzed, you can prepare for it.”
New Tsunami Map Shows Who Goes
Story copy from KION website has nothing to do with anything local – but do check the video block – a news reporter is interviewing spectators that went down to the shore to see the waves.
Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are reporting a quiet night after a tsunami advisory was issued Tuesday for the coastal areas of California and Oregon.
In nearby Pacifica, police closed Pacific Pier earlier that usual, though the waves late Tuesday were reported to be no bigger than those generated during a winter storm.
Tsunami Warning Beach Gathering – Darwin Theory Proven
Get to tha choppa!
Tsunami Awareness Week is a time to remember and a time to prepare. In March 1964, an earth-quake off the coast of Alaska generated a tsunami along the northern California coast that killed more than a dozen Del Norte County residents.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Declares Tsunami Awareness Week
The National Weather Service will conduct a limited communications test of the Tsunami Warning System along coastal California, Oregon and Washington between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Should significant real-life seismic activity occur, however, the test will be canceled.
The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, will broadcast a special test tsunami warning message. The message will be clearly labeled as a test.
Lets Go To The Beach For The Tsunami Test