Tsunami Sirens in Southern California Beach City Were False Alarm

February 10, 2020

Tsunami warning sirens wailing early Friday morning in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach were a false alarm, authorities confirmed.

“There is no current threat to our community and we are working to determine exactly how/why the sirens were activated,” the Huntington Beach Fire Department tweeted later in the day following the alarms.

All eight fire stations in Huntington Beach have warning sirens for use in the event of tsunami and are normally tested at noon on the first Friday of each month, according to the city’s tsunami preparedness website.

Well known for its surf culture, Huntington Beach has about 10 miles of coastline.

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