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Spectators watch for tsunami on SoCal coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Small crowds have gathered at some Southern California piers and beaches to watch for a tsunami surge triggered by Japan’s devastating earthquake.

There’s been little to see since the predicted arrival shortly before 9 a.m. Friday during low tide.

The California coast from Point Conception northward is under a tsunami warning Friday but the heavily populated shores to the south are under a lower-level advisory.

Some cities have closed beaches and piers. One elementary school on the Newport Beach peninsula was closed for the day.

Los Angeles Port Police Sgt. Ryan Howley says harbor operations are normal but loading and unloading of fuel has been halted.

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