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Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk Faster

About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.


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No US Tsunami Threat After 7.6 Quake In Pacific

U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami to the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii or Alaska after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands.


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Report: Tsunami Would Swamp California’s Economy

If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, swamping the nation’s largest port complex and causing major economic damage.



Boat Confirmed As First Japanese Tsunami Debris To Reach Calif.

Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.


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Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Crossed The Pacific To US

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.


The Derrick Barge-24 hoists the Ruth M, one of 10 vessels identified as a pollution threat, out of the inner boat basin Saturday, March 26, 2011. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf)

Last Tsunami-Sunken Boat Raised At Crescent City

Tsunami cleanup operations are winding down at Crescent City after crews raised the last sunken over the weekend.


About 100 boats sustained damage in the Santa Cruz Harbor after the tsunami waves from Japan hit the west coast. (KCBS)

Santa Cruz Harbor Reopens After Tsunami

Santa Cruz Harbor is open again to boat traffic.



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Official: Tsunami Damage In Calif. Upward Of $40M

A California official estimates that statewide damage from last week’s tsunami exceeds $40 million.


A boat remains submerged after a damaging tidal wave rushed into a harbor in Crescent City, Calif. on March 11, 2011.

Tsunami Deals Blow To Calif. Town

Fishermen who had escaped to sea before the tsunami hit this struggling coastal town landed small loads of crab on Saturday, while crews surveyed damage and a family combed the beach for any sign of a man who was swept away a day ago as he photographed the waves.

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UOP Tracks Down Students Studying Abroad In Japan

First thing Friday morning, UOP administrators started tracking down students studying in Japan, and so far, the school is still searching for two students.


Airplanes and cars are covered with debris at Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011, after a tsunami following a powerful quake hit Japan.

LA-Based Search And Rescue Team To Head To Japan

Officials say an elite Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue team has been activated and could be in Japan by Sunday.