Update: Tsumani Swells Reach Mexico

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) - Heavy swells have been rolling through
the port and marinas of the Mexico's Baja California resort of Cabo
San Lucas. Some are several feet (more than a meter) high, but no
damage has been reported.

The Mexican navy says it had detected offshore swells of 70 centimeters (2 1/3 feet) related to the tsunami spawned by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan.

The swells appeared at least twice that high as they rocked boats in the harbor, but they have not topped the seawalls at marinas in Los Cabos.

Mexico earlier closed the cargo port of Manzanillo and officials say some ships have delayed entering ports to avoid possible problems.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Susie Q Location: Chipley on Mar 11, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    Well maybe everything is all right. It's bad when some country has a disaster and they need help,and other countries want to come right away and help but their goverment has to o.k. it. And their people are needing food and supplies.And some countries are slow about giving the o.k. for other countries to enter it's borders.
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