It won't actually look anything like this.

Heads up, Bay Areaites. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a tsunami advisory has been issued for our little stretch of coast due to a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that hit American Samoa a few hours ago.

If it hits, it’s expected to around 9:30 p.m. Though it won’t be anything like the Photoshopped picture at left, officials are saying to avoid the coast for a few hours.

The tsunami’s expected height is 20 to 65 cm above normal water levels.

Image Source: t.j.blackwell under Creative Commons
Tsunami advisory issued for Bay Area [SF Chron]