The main oil spill will close California’s Huntington Beach

126,000 gallons of oil spilled from overseas.

A massive oil spill off the coast of Southern California has forced the closure of Huntington Beach and regional operations.

Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr said 3,000 barrels of oil spilled from overseas on Saturday, about 126,000 gallons. Authorities say the leak could be up to 4.5 miles off the coast.

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the crash at about 9 a.m. Saturday, Car said. On Sunday morning, the oil reached the shore. The city of Huntington Beach said in a press release on Sunday morning that it is running at a distance of 5.8 miles from the Tambret Marshlands and the Santa Ana River.

Officials said the spill “required immediate and violent action,” but officials said the pipeline was closed and did not enter the ocean.

Swimming equipment and boomers have been deployed to prevent the oil from flowing into the Bolsa Chika Ecological Reserve and Huntington Beach swamps, the city said. The cause of the leak is still unknown.

City officials announced Sunday morning that the last day of the Pacific Airlines show has been canceled to ease cleaning. Residents are also advised not to swim, swim or exercise near the beach due to health hazards such as toxic fumes.

The oil spill is already hurting wildlife, dead birds and fish have already washed up on beaches, Orange County Superintendent Katrina Foley tweeted. She described the damage to the Talbert Reglands as “significant.”

Newport Beach Mayor Brad Averi told Foley that on his return from the coast of Catalonia, he saw dolphins swimming in the ocean.

The marine animals will be taken to the Pacific Maritime Center, where they will be tested and sent to the San Diego Sanitation Reserve, rescue workers told ABC News.

The Pacific Marine Mitting Center is currently in the process of “catching up” in anticipation of the arrival of oily animals in the coming hours, days and weeks, the agency’s communications spokeswoman Christa Higuchi told ABC News.

“The center is preparing for the worst, hoping for the best,” Higguchi said.

Oceans, a non-profit maritime watchdog, has urged policymakers to make the transition to clean energy and stop drilling to prevent future floods.

“This is just a recent tragedy in the oil industry,” Jackak Savit, general of the policy, told ABC News. Our true reliance on oil and gas is on display here.

Saturday’s flow was the latest in U.S. waters last month. The storm was reported off the coast of the Gulf in early September, and about 350 oil spills were reported to coastguards in the days after the storm left.

In the United States, the new lease for oil and gas has caused more than 19 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and more than $ 720 billion in damage to people, property and the environment.

Oil spills could increase climate change, create more turbulence than beaches, experts told ABC News.

The California Department of Wildlife has set up a hotline to report oil-damaged wildlife. Individuals are advised not to catch wild animals but to report events to 877-823-6926.

ABC News: Matthew Furman, Matt Gutman, Ahmed Hemingway and Bonnie McKill contributed to this report.

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