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Watch as tsunami effects hit Ventura harbor

Watch as tsunami effects hit Ventura harbor

While the U.S. Pacific Coast was largely spared any major effects from the tsuanmi generated from last weekend's 8.8 quake in Chile, some spots did notice some tidal oddities when the wave arrived.

This video is from Officer John Higgins who works with the Harbor Patrol in the Ventura, California Port District. The harbor master told him the tide level went up 2 feet around 12:50 p.m. and then dropped 3.5 feet at 1 p.m. and that no one around there could remember any event like that happening before, going back to the 1960s.

This is a pretty good illustration of the expected effects when the quake is far enough away and we are not on a direct line to the quake's epicenter.