Video: People flock to Ocean Beach San Francisco to watch for tsunami 

The tsunami warning did little to scare of the folks who flocked to Ocean Beach to view the increased wave activity Friday morning. The San Francisco Examiner caught video of activity at the beach.

The tsunami struck the California coastline just after 8 a.m., the result of a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan. Waves at Fort Point rose by about 1-foot, according to the National Weather Service.

Read the full the full story about the tsunami hitting San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Under sunny skies around 8:30 a.m., the waves seemed no more dramatic than most days, several Sunset District residents said.

"This looks normal," said construction salesman Greg Miller, who lives a few blocks from the beach.

Standing on a bluff near Great Highway and Vicente Street, Miller said he wasn't worried about the tsunami warning.

"It hit Hawaii and didn't seem to do anything to Hawaii," he said.

Ben Derbidge and Garrick Bowie, both 39, agreed that the waves seemed about average. They live across the street from the beach and said they don't feel vulnerable to tsunamis despite the installation of tsunami evacuation route signs in the neighborhood in recent years.

"There's one right in front of our house," Derbidge said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

Bay City News contributed to this report

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