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Waves From Earthquake Being Felt Along US West Coast

MOCLIPS, Wash. (AP) - Vigorous waves similar to any stormy day on the coast were the only sign that a tsunami had arrived in Washington.

The National Weather Service said the first wave of the tsunami to hit the Washington Coast just after 7 a.m. measured 1.7 feet at La Push, about half a foot at Neah Bay and Port Angeles, and 1.3 feet at Westport.

About 60 people had evacuated to Grays Harbor Fire District No. 8 in Moclips. Volunteer firefighter Cathy Bisiack said a group of mostly elderly residents were enjoying a pancake breakfast and watching the news on TV when the waves started to hit the Washington Coast.

The evacuation in Moclips was recommended but not mandatory. Bisiack said many of the town's residents as well as visitors stopped by the fire station for pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee.



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