The West Coast Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami advisory due to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile. An earthquake-generated wave estimated at 40 inches high may reach Venice just after noon today (February 27, 2010.) Varying conditions will cause the tsunami to vary in height between 24-40 inches.
While this is most likely not going to be an issue for Venice and it is likely a handful of surfers will go out so they can say they surfed a tsunami, it is still a good time to associate yourself with the tsunami evacuation map for Venice Beach. The “Cliff’s notes” version pretty much says that if is there is a tsunami around here you need to go East of Lincoln.