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Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare

March 24, 2014 | 8:27 am

Tsunami Week: A Time to Remember, and Prepare

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State sponsors preparedness events up and down the coast as Crescent City recalls 1964 disaster.

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6.8 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

March 10, 2014 | 11:45 am

6.8 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

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No reports of damage or injuries, as long, rolling quake hits a region known for big tremors.

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Fukushima Radiation in the Ocean Hasn’t Drifted to California Yet

February 25, 2014 | 7:33 am

Fukushima Radiation in the Ocean Hasn’t Drifted to California Yet

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Scientists use sampling and models to zero in on when radioactive material will reach the coast. Read more

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September 2, 2011 | 7:15 am

Tsunami Warning After Alaska Quake Called Off

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From the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center: “NO destructive tsunami has been recorded, and NO tsunami danger exists along the coasts of the U.S. west coast states, Alaska, and British Columbia. Local authorities can assume all clear upon receipt of this message.”

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Japan’s New Crisis: Fighting to Avert a Nuclear Disaster

March 14, 2011 | 10:50 pm

Japan’s New Crisis: Fighting to Avert a Nuclear Disaster

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Japan has barely begun responding to Friday’s earthquake and tsunami, and already the government has been forced to focus on a potential new catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (Daiichi can be translated, by the way, as “first” or “number one”). An explosion ripped through a reactor building Monday afternoon (Tuesday morning Japan […]

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March 14, 2011 | 12:48 pm

Crescent City and Santa Cruz Clean Up From Tsunami Damage

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The California Report today takes a look at damage and recovery efforts in Santa Cruz and Crescent City, two cities hit by hard tsunami surges on Friday. The Sentinel reports that 18 boats sunk in Santa Cruz, with four being pulled out as of Sunday night. And in Crescent City, in the northern corner of […]

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March 13, 2011 | 6:03 pm

More Maps and Images of Japan’s Great Quake

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The death toll from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami are now expected to top 10,000. Having seen a relative handful of the flood of images that captured the disaster, that number is not surprising; it might even seem to be an underestimate, given the fact that Sendai, a city of 1 million, was 80 miles from […]

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March 13, 2011 | 5:18 pm

Japan’s Great Quake: The California Perspective

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It goes without saying that in California, the fascination, the fear, and the horror of seeing the impact of Friday’s earthquake in Japan all lie in how closely we can identify with the calamity visited upon the people there. Geologists tell us that a 9.0 earthquake isn’t likely on our little section of tectonic crust; […]

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March 12, 2011 | 4:07 pm

Interview: USGS Quake Expert on Likelihood of 9.0 Earthquake in California and Pacific Northwest

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On Friday, after the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami had hit Japan, Gretchen Weber of KQED’s Climate Watch spoke with Tom Brocher, Director of the Earthquake Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park. Pretty interesting conversation for those of us who live in quake territory. After cautioning to be mindful of the […]

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California Tsunami Watch: Canceled

March 12, 2011 | 11:54 am

California Tsunami Watch: Canceled

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The latest word (issued 8:10 a.m. Saturday PST) from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center: Tsunami Advisory Cancellation #35 The Tsunami Advisory is canceled for the coastal areas from Alamitos Bay, California (20 miles SE of L.A.) to the Oregon-California border. Damaging tsunamis are no longer expected to impact the U.S. west coast […]

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