Moderate Tsunami Damage Reported In Marina del Rey

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors announced today moderate damage in connection with the tsunami activity on Saturday, February 27, as a result of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile.

A series of tidal surges impacted many Southern California harbors including Marina del Rey, with moderate dock damage reported at the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors’ public docks.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., Beaches and Harbors’ Marina Maintenance staff responded to slip G-200 when a dock finger pulled away from the main walkway. Work crews secured the broken finger to the other boat slips to prevent it from entering the main channel. Utility lines on the dock were also secured and turned off.

To reduce damage to adjacent boat slips and vessels, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marina Station relocated six vessels ranging in length from 30′-55′ within the anchorage with all vessels reported secured by 9:30 p.m.

Damage assessments are currently underway to determine the cost of replacing the eight Beaches and Harbors’ public docks affected by the February 27th tsunami. There were no reports of vessels damaged in Marina del Rey by the series of tidal surges.