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Erroneous Phone Messages Received by Citizens - No threat of Tsunami to Ventura County
4/11/2012 11:45:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

No threat of Tsunami to Ventura County

Report Number:



Sheriff's Administration 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, Ca.

Date & Time:

April 11, 2012 11:45 a.m.

Unit Responsible:

Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services









At approximately 11:00am on Wednesday April 11, 2012, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services received a report that numerous Ventura County Residents had received a telephone notification advising there was a need to evacuate the area due to the threat of a tsunami.


Ventura County is not under a tsunami watch, advisory or warning. The alert that was placed to area residents is inaccurate and appears to have originated from an outside source. The incident is currently under investigation.



Administrator Preparing Media Release:


Cynthia Elliott  (805) 947-8054


Media Release Date:


Apr. 11, 2012


Follow-Up Contact:


Patrick Maynard (805) 947-8068


Approved by:


Capt. Don Aguilar