published Friday, March 11th, 2011

Tsunami swells reach Mexican resorts

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    Fishermen pull a boat from the sea in preparation for a possible tsunami in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico, Friday March 11, 2011. By orders of the local port authority, fishermen began pulling their boats out of the sea as the Pacific seaboard readied for a possible tsunami raised by Japan's magnitude-8.9 earthquake. (AP Photo/Christiann Davis)

LOS CABOS, Mexico — Heavy swells have been rolling through the port and marinas of the Mexico's Baja California resort of Cabo San Lucas. Some are several feet (more than a meter) high, but no damage has been reported.

The Mexican navy says it had detected offshore swells of 70 centimeters (2 1/3 feet) related to the tsunami spawned by an 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan.

The swells appeared at least twice that high as they rocked boats in the harbor, but they have not topped the seawalls at marinas in Los Cabos.

Mexico earlier closed the cargo port of Manzanillo and officials say some ships have delayed entering ports to avoid possible problems.

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