No tsunami danger from Japan quake


There’s no danger of a tsunami after a 7.3 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan just more than an hour ago, Grays Harbor Emergency Management said.

The National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, concluded the 10:22 a.m. quake would not cause a tsunami, although earthquakes in that area have the potential to cause one which could impact coastal areas of the Western United States.

Emergency Management Deputy Director Chuck Wallace encouraged all Grays Harbor County residents to purchase an All Hazard Alert Weather Radio, which would notify them of severe weather and disaster events when they’re indoors and can’t hear the AHAB sirens.

Emergency Management also offers a notification system which provides a phone call, text message and an email in the event of a disaster. To sign up, visit www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/info/DEM/EMailTWS.asp.