Giant Waves Smash Into US West Coast

By Reuters
December 18, 2018US News

Huge waves battered coastlines across the U.S. West Coast as a powerful swell produced waves of up to 40 feet (12.19 metres)on Dec. 17, 2018.

The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning along coasts in Oregon, California and Washington, tweeting that people should “stay well back from the ocean or risk certain death”.

Videos obtained by Reuters showed huge waves hitting jetties and coastlines, with waves that were observed to be nearly 30 feet (9.14 meters) high.

Wave heights are expected to peak on Monday, before subsiding on Dec. 18, 2018, the National Weather Service said.

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