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No Fukushima Radiation Found in Oregon, Says Group

A group testing West Coast waters for radiation from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant says no evidence of contamination has been found in Oregon. Massive amounts of contaminated water were released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan …

Tsunami Bulletin Issued Following Alaska Quake

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for Alaska on Monday, according to a National Weather Service alert. The quake was located in the Rat Islands, which are part of the Aleutian Island chain. NWS said the deep quake, …

Tsunami Debris Skiff Found On Washington Coast

More than three years after the tsunami hit Japan, evidence of the disaster continues to haunt the West Coast where residents know they also are vulnerable. A skiff that was once used by someone near Sendai washed ashore in January …

Tsunami Advisory In Effect for Hawaii from Chile Quake

U.S. officials say they’ve found no imminent threat of a tsunami along the coasts of Hawaii, Alaska, California, Oregon or Washington after a major earthquake near Chile. Paul Whitmore, the director of the National Weather Service’s West Coast and Alaska …

M6.9 Quake Strikes off Northern California Coast

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Eureka in Northern California, shaking regions as far away as San Francisco and parts of Oregon, according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake, which struck at a depth of …

New Map Predicts Tsunami Effects On Alaska City

The state has released a tsunami inundation map for Sitka, Alaska showing the estimated high-water mark in the event of a tsunami. But Sitka Fire Chief Dave Miller said not to take the map as the final word on how …

Tsunami Warning Centers in Alaska, Hawaii Open Despite Shutdown

Despite the partial government shutdown, Americans have a full team of scientists tracking every possibility for an earthquake-triggered tsunami. The nation’s two tsunami warning centers remain fully staffed and operating around the clock in Alaska and Hawaii. Stuart Weinstein is …

Scientists Defining Cascadia Subduction Zone in Pacific Northwest

Scientists are just back from a monthlong research cruise in the Pacific Ocean off Washington state, where they were trying to find the stickiest point on a section of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the huge undersea fault that breaks loose …

Found Boat in Hawaii May Be Tsunami Debris

The Department of Land and Natural Resources says a skiff that floated into Oahu’s Kawela Bay may be tsunami debris. KITV-TV reported the 20- to 25-foot skiff discovered Wednesday was covered with barnacles. A state crew found no invasive species …

New Maps Show Less High Ground In Oregon Tsunami

New tsunami maps being reviewed in northwest Oregon show there’s less high ground than previously thought if residents have to flee the most serious earthquake and tsunami projected. The Daily Astorian reported that Oregon officials have been showing them to …