Updated: Jan 16
UPDATE: The Advisory Has Been Canceled
At 8:27 PM Pacific Standard Time on January 14 an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 1.0 occurred near the Tonga Islands creating a Distant Tsunami Advisory for the Oregon Coast.
The Distant Tsunami Advisory for local beaches, harbors, marinas, and ports issued earlier this morning has not been cancelled yet. If you are located in this coastal area, move off the beach and out of harbors and marinas.
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. Areas in the advisory should not expect widespread inundation.
Continue to stay off and away from beaches, ports, harbor, and marinas until the cancellation notice is received.
Continue to monitor county website/facebook, Lincoln Alerts and local media for updates.
There has been no significant damage reported to public safety agencies yet from the tsunami advisory that began at 08:30am.
Lincoln County Public Safety, Elected Officials, USCG, Ports, and State Parks have held 2 public safety / emergency operations briefings already today to validate response plans, public messaging, and damage reporting processes.
All agencies are continuing to monitor marine activity and awaiting updates from NOAA, i.e., updated estimates for time and/or cancellation notices.
More information will probably not be shared until the advisory is canceled by NOAA. Websites to Monitor: NOAA Tsunami - U.S. Tsunami Warning Centers Lincoln County Emergency Management - Emergency Management | Lincoln County Oregon Lincoln County Current Conditions - Current Conditions (Alerts and Warnings) | Lincoln County Oregon