Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tsunami Hits California Coastline @ Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier
Under the pier
Love notes during the tsunami.
Tsunami watchers.

A tsunami from last night's massive 8.8 earthquake in Chile reached the shores of California's coastline today. At approximately 12:27 pm, a 3-4 foot tsunami event was reported to impact the Santa Monica pier area. I saw a small rise in sea level and wave activity during that time period. Nothing extraordinary though. Saw a few people in the water as the event was going on.

Right after the tsunami event, I heard a jet engine of a Southwest 737 airliner, flight # 1644, making loud popping noises as it took off from LAX. Saw the 737 make a hard turn back for LAX to land safely. The jet reported having engine problems right after take off.
Felt like there was a weird vortex going on, just like in "Lost."

Footage by Ted Soqui © 2010