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Tsunami Damages Boats in Santa Cruz Harbor

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Our sister site SFist flagged live video from Santa Cruz showing boat damage resulting from the violent swells created by the tsunami generated by the mega 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan nearly 12 hours ago.

As we reported earlier and overnight, damaging waves and currents are forecast to continue through the morning north of Santa Barbara where a Tsunami Warning remains in effect. Areas south of Point Concepcion are experiencing less significant swells and a Tsunami Advisory is in effect. The latest dispatch from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lists wave heights approaching 7 feet in far northern California.