Beaches in Laguna Beach have been reopened after a tsunami advisory issued early Friday morning following a 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan last night.
[Update: The city did not sustain any damage associated with the tsunami, City Manager John Pietig wrote in his Friday Update.]
A series of waves about 2 feet high were expected to hit the coast for a three-hour period beginning at 8:39 a.m., according to Pietig in a separate statement.
The city opened an emergency operations center as a precautionary measure.
Businesses and residents on the Laguna Beach coastline were alerted at 5 a.m. via the Alert OC "reverse 911" system. A county hotline has been set up to handle questions from the community at (714) 628-7085.