Several docks in Marina del Rey sustained moderate damage as a result of tsunami activity generated by a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile February 27th, county Beaches and Harbors Department officials said.

Following one of the most powerful earthquakes on record, a series of tidal surges impacted many Southern California harbors including Marina del Rey, Beaches and Harbors officials reported.

At approximately 3 p.m. February 27th, Beaches and Harbors Marina Maintenance staff responded to Slip G-200 in the Marina where a dock finger pulled away from the main walkway.

Work crews secured the broken finger to the other boat slips to prevent it from entering the main channel. Utility lines on the dock were also secured and turned off.

To reduce damage to adjacent boat slips and vessels, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Marina Station relocated six vessels ranging in length from 30 to 55 feet within the anchorage, county officials said. All vessels were reported secured by 9:30 p.m.

Damage assessments are currently underway to determine the cost of replacing the eight Beaches and Harbors public docks affected by the tsunami activity.

There were no reports of vessels damaged in Marina del Rey by the series of tidal surges.

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