No Tsunami Expected For U.S. From New Japan EarthquakeU.S. officials say a 7.4-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan is not expected to create a tsunami threat in Hawaii or the West Coast.
Toyota Says It Will Shut North American PlantsA Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman says it's inevitable that the company will have to shut down its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan.
Gaps In US Radiation Monitoring RevealedParts of America's radiation alert network have been out of order during Japan's nuclear crisis, raising concerns among some lawmakers about whether the system could safeguard the country in a future disaster.
EPA: Only Traces Of Radiation Detected In CATrace amounts of radiation from Japan’s leaking nuclear power reactors have been detected on the west coast of the United States, but at levels that “hundreds of thousands to millions of times below levels of concern,” according to federal officials.
Military Families Arrive At Travis From JapanHundreds of military families arrived back in the United States after leaving earthquake-stricken Japan.
Analysts Predict iPad 2 Shortages After Japan QuakeAnalysts from IHS iSuppli say last week's earthquake in Japan could cause shortages of the iPad 2.
Experts: No Radiation Worry For West CoastThe U.S. government and scientists insist that there's no threat of radiation from Japan endangering people on the West Coast -- but that hasn't stopped roughly 1,000 worried Californians from flooding a state hotline.
Can Japan’s Radiation Reach California?The shockwaves from the earthquake already hit the west coast of North America in the form of a tsunami; is it possible for radiation leaks to create a health hazard in California?
Local Earthquake Engineer Assessing Japan Quake DamageThe CEO of an engineering firm is in the thick of recovery efforts in Japan after experiencing the huge quake himself last week.
Local Businesses Affected By Reeling JapanWith the full extent of the devastation from Japan’s massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami still unknown, local businesses that rely on imports from across the Pacific say they won’t know how severe the economic impact of the disaster will be for quite some time.
Quake Warnings: Feasible For West Coast?The magnitude 8.9 earthquake that ruptured the seafloor off Japan was the first major test of the nation's $1 billion investment in earthquake early-warning technology. Similar systems could be installed in the Pacific Northwest and California, scientists say. All it takes is money -- and a way to ensure the alerts do more good than harm.
Sacramento Rescue Team Prepares For Japan DeploymentThe Sacramento Urban Search and Rescue Team is preparing to go to Japan just in case they're called.
Tsunami Deals Blow To Calif. TownFishermen 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.
Calif. Search & Rescue Team Heads To JapanAn elite Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue team is on its way to Japan.
Tsunami Swamps Hawaii BeachesTsunami waves swamped Hawaii beaches and brushed the U.S. western coast Friday but didn't immediately cause major damage after devastating Japan and sparking evacuations throughout the Pacific.