The accompanying video, which apparently was shot today in San Diego Harbor, shows the subtle nature of a tidal surge caused by a tsunami generated by a faraway disturbance.
The video was passed to Philip Friedman of 976-TUNA, and Friedman passed it to me. It's long but worth watching. Keep your eye on the bottle.
My brother Scott, who works at King Harbor Marine Center in Redondo Beach, said he saw a similar surge within King Harbor at about lunchtime Saturday.
Thankfully, the Pacific-wide tsunami generated by the massive earthquake early Saturday morning in Chile, did not cause widespread damage. Unfortunately, more than 200 people were killed in Chile by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake.
-- Pete Thomas