One Year Anniversary Of Pacifica Residents Anticipating Japan’s Tsunami


I can not believe it has been a year since the historical tsunami from Japan that looked like it was straight out of a science fiction movie.   The photos and video of the actual event, and it’s aftermath, were surreal … in an unfortunate way because many lives were lost and the environment took a major hit with the radiation leak at the nuclear power plants.

On March 11, 2011, I took my panoramic gear with me to Roberts Road in Pacifica, CA where I assumed that the residents of my city may be in anticipation of the possible tsunami on the Pacific Coast.  My assumption was correct, and there were people lined up for almost 2 miles to see if the Linda Mar and Rockaway beach would have a surge from the Tsunami.   I decided to take a vantage point form the bottom of the hill to the top (approximately every 100+ yards) to capture the mood of the morning.  The tsunami was supposed to arrive during the exact same hour that I shot the images and you can see many people on the phone through out the photos reporting back to their loved ones.

As a spectator I can share that the only event I witnessed was the tide going from a very low tide, to what looked to be a high tide, during that hour but nothing else.  Nothing like what hit Santa Cruz and Crecsent City.



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