We are on a tsunami advisory at the moment. There was an earthquake and tsunami in Japan yesterday and emergency measures kicked into gear about midnight last night. (We are on the front lines of that around my house; FH has been out all night dealing with the warning, closing beaches, etc.) School is closed, but that seems to be the only "damage" done. (Daughters A and P are not feeling this damage. Poor babies. Go back to bed.) The resulting wave has hit the monitoring buoy off the north end of Langara Island in Haida Gwaii and it seems as if the effects will be negligible here. Still, it's good to know people are out there trying to keep us safe.
We know earthquakes and tsunamis can, will, and have happened here. Some people choose to be goofs and take their lawn chairs and a case of Lucky to the beach to watch it all. And, I know, I know, most of these warning and alerts amount to nothing, but I don't think it's something you want to fool around with. Personally, this is how I will watch my tsunami. From local web cams in Tofino and Ucluelet Harbour.