Tsunami risk from 8.9 quake recedes

Tsunami risk from 8.9 quake recedes

EUGENE, Ore. - The tsunami warning for the Oregon Coast has been downgraded to a tsunami advisory, meaning the risk of inland innundation is not expected - but people should continue to stay off the beach and out of harbors and marinas.

California and Oregon's coasts had been under a tsunami warning since late Thursday night. A powerful 8.9 earthquake in Japan triggered widespread devastation there and send a tidal wave racing across the Pacific.

The danger of a tsunami triggered evacuations up and down the Oregon Coast. That danger has since passed, and the Red Cross at 3:15 p.m. Friday said emergency shelters had closed.

The worst damage reported so far happened in Brookings, where the tsunami did millions of dollars in damage to boats and the harbor.

For the latest, check the Quake Map page and choose "Tsunami Warning Center" under the Other EQs tab.