Fortunately, it seems that the Bay Area and the rest of California escaped the worst kind of damage that a tsunami can cause on Saturday. Following the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga, surges of water flooded or threatened ports and low-lying areas in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Berkeley and Marin County. The worst tsunami threat on the West Coast in more than a decade also led to warnings, evacuations and beach closures across the coast. But by Saturday night, it appeared that the region had dodged the tsunami bullet, with some damage to boats and properties reported in Santa Cruz and other communities and no reports of serious injuries.
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