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Tsunami waves — well, ripples — strike Southern California

Tsunami waves — well, ripples — strike Southern California

Before dawn broke across Southern California beaches, the anticipated tsunami waves from a massive 8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile that rocked the South American country arrived.

Barely. In fact, almost imperceptibly.

The "tide fluctuations" conjured by the tsunami of up to a foot or so were not much to behold, and there were no reports of damage or flooding.

"Nothing," Robin Duszynski, 54, said between sips of coffee as she paused while walking her dog in Seal Beach to see what was up with the chattered-about, impending tsunami.

Ventura County's coastline saw a 13-inch surge, and the water off Santa Monica was lifted about 6 inches, the...

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