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Three Years After Disaster, Crescent City Sports a New ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Harbor

March 11, 2014 | 10:36 am

Three Years After Disaster, Crescent City Sports a New ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Harbor

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Rebuilt port, recovering from damage spawned by Japan’s 2011 quake, now ready for big waves. Read more. …

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Reporting Tsunami Debris by Smartphone as it Drifts Toward California

December 10, 2012 | 1:01 pm

Reporting Tsunami Debris by Smartphone as it Drifts Toward California

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Debris from last year’s Japan tsunami is still making its way across the Pacific, drifting toward the California coast, and researchers are looking for “citizen scientists” to help track and catalog it. And yes, there’s an app for that. It’s called “Coastbuster,” and it enables smartphone users to report potential remnants from the March, 2011 […]

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Video: Huge Dock Washed Ashore on Oregon Coast is Debris From Japan Tsunami

June 6, 2012 | 1:11 pm

Video: Huge Dock Washed Ashore on Oregon Coast is Debris From Japan Tsunami

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From the Oregonian: Japanese officials have confirmed that a huge dock that washed ashore on the Oregon coast is debris from last year’s tsunami – the first to reach the state from the disaster in Japan. The tsunami cut the dock loose in Misawa, a northern Japanese city struck by powerful waves on March 11, […]

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March 9, 2012 | 5:30 pm

A Year Later: Remember Japan’s Disaster

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Sunday marks the first anniversary of Japan’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami—a disaster that killed 16,000 people, left nearly 4,000 missing, triggered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, and dealt a staggering blow to the Japanese economy. Here’s a brief listing of Bay Area events commemorating the tragedy: Saturday 1 p.m. Tatsumaki Taiko: benefit for […]

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Tsunami Survivors Thank The Kids at Rosa Parks Elementary

February 29, 2012 | 1:57 pm

Tsunami Survivors Thank The Kids at Rosa Parks Elementary

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By Aarti Shahani Some kindergarteners today sat on the floor, cross-legged, heads bowed, in welcome of 19-year-old Japanese nuclear disaster survivor Ai Kubota, who fled her native Fukushima after the accident almost a year ago.  That was the third and final calamity in a deadly series, an earthquake and tsunami having preceded it. “Even if […]

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Computer Animation Shows Debris From Japan Tsunami Hitting California Coast Late 2013

July 5, 2011 | 1:50 pm

Computer Animation Shows Debris From Japan Tsunami Hitting California Coast Late 2013

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Update June 6, 2012: Video: Huge Dock washed ashore on Oregon Coast is Japan Tsunami Debris Original post Good article from Paul Rogers in the Merc today on the debris from the Japanese tsunami slowly but surely making its way across the Pacific. The mass of refuse is expected to hit the west coast in […]

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April 7, 2011 | 7:50 am

Live Coverage: 7.4 Aftershock Hits Japan; Tsunami Warning Lifed

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Update 11:30 a.m. The tsunami warning for Japan has been lifted. Earlier post Tsunami warning in effect for the same northeast coast area so badly hit by a previous tsunami a few weeks ago. A one-meter (3 foot) wave is expected, and coastal residents have been advised to evacuate to higher ground. No alert for […]

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March 15, 2011 | 9:15 am

Live Coverage: Japan Nuclear Crisis

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After the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, Japan is now in the midst of a third terrifying crisis: radiation release from a crippled nuclear power plant. Use the following news resources for up-to-the minute updates on events. NHK English live stream and news Latest AP update BBC News Broadcast and rolling updates NY Times The Lede […]

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