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Tsunami advisory extended to Washington coast

Sat., Feb. 27, 2010, 9:15 a.m.

EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — A tsunami advisory has been extended to include the states of Oregon and Washington and parts of Alaska, as well as coastal British Colombia.

The Pacific Tsunami center had earlier included the coast of Californa and some Alaskan islands in its advisory after a tsunami was generated by a powerful earthquake off Chile.

An advisory is the lowest level alert. The West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says that a tsunami advisory means there is a possibility of strong localized currents but no significant inundation is expected.

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