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7.9 Chile Earthquake Brings Tsunami Warning to California

A tsunami  has been issued for coastal areas of California after a magnitude 8 earthquake hit central Chile on Wednesday.

The tsunami advisory extends from San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente to 50 miles north of San Luis Obispo, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.

A “widespread inundation of land is not expected” for the advisory areas. Forecasters expect strong currents and dangerous waves, and the ocean current could be especially hazardous for several hours, according to the Tsunami Warning Center.