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Friday, March 11, 2011

Oregon tsunami warning

A pickup drives near the beach in the community of Winchester Bay, Ore., during the tsunami warning issued on Friday, March 11, 2011. The area escaped any damage from the tsunami spawned by the massive Japanese earthquake. My photos are represented by Zuma Press.
The roads leading to the beach and some of the sand dune areas were closed due to the tsunami warning.
From a bluff near the Umpqua River lighthouse Josh Harms, Ryan Jobanek, and Brian Nelson look out as waves crash on shore.  The three were waiting for the tsunami warning to be lifted so they could ride their 4-wheelers in the dunes below.
A warning sign along Highway 101 in Winchester Bay.
A United States Coast Guard surf rescue boat enters the mouth of the Umpqua River near the community of Winchester Bay along the southern Oregon coast.  The boat was heading back to port after the danger of the tsunami had passed. A  tsunami warning was issued for the area following the Japanese earthquake.

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