Insurance Journal » tsunami http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:40:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Tsunami Advisory In Effect for Hawaii from Chile Quake http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/02/325150.htm Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:18:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325150 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 …

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M6.9 Quake Strikes off Northern California Coast http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/03/10/322865.htm Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:47:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=322865 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 …

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New Map Predicts Tsunami Effects On Alaska City http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/11/25/312198.htm Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:54:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=312198 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 …

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Tsunami Warning Centers in Alaska, Hawaii Open Despite Shutdown http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/10/07/307421.htm Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:42:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=307421 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 …

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Scientists Defining Cascadia Subduction Zone in Pacific Northwest http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/09/05/304125.htm Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:36:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=304125 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 …

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Found Boat in Hawaii May Be Tsunami Debris http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/08/19/302152.htm Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:01:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=302152 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 …

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New Maps Show Less High Ground In Oregon Tsunami http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/06/17/295725.htm Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:55:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=295725 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 …

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First Confirmed Japanese Tsunami Debris in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/29/290104.htm Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:08:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=290104 A barnacle-covered fishing boat that washed ashore this month in Crescent City, California, has been confirmed as the first debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan to reach California’s shores. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration confirmed the boat’s origin with …

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RIMS in Southern California Touts Risks http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/04/22/289400.htm Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:47:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=289400 Risk managers will play a greater role in strategic planning in the near future, according to a report issued on Monday. That was among the plethora of risk related information delivered at the annual Risk and Insurance Management Society conference …

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Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/27/286259.htm Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:47:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=286259 Gov. Sean Parnell declared this Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska. Parnell, in his proclamation, says Alaska’s vast coastline is home to many communities that are vulnerable to tsunamis. He says the state also falls within one of the most seismically …

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Report Makes Chilling Forecast On Northwest Quake http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/03/18/285014.htm Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:19:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=285014 More than 10,000 people could die when – not if – a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, researchers told Oregon legislators . Coastal towns would be inundated. Schools, buildings and bridges would collapse, and …

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Scientists: Boat On Oregon Shore Likely Tsunami Debris http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/07/280471.htm Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:42:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280471 Scientists say a 30-foot boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach on the central Oregon coast appears to be debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman Rick Boatner says it is believed to have …

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Big Quake Could Cause $30B Damage to Oregon http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2013/02/06/280265.htm Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:04:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280265 A state commission says a magnitude 9 earthquake off the Oregon coast and tsunami could cause more than $30 billion damage to the state economy. Such a quake also could kill as many as 10,000 people in the state, but …

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Coast Guard: Large Dock Washes Ashore On Washington Coast http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/20/274877.htm Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:18:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=274877 The Coast Guard on Tuesday spotted a large dock that has washed ashore in a remote section of Olympic National Park on the northwest Washington coast. Scientists are concerned it could be debris from the tsunami that struck Japan last …

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Officials Tracking Debris off Washington Coast http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/19/274635.htm Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:49:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=274635 Federal, state and tribal officials are attempting to track a large dock that was reported drifting off the coast of Washington state, one of potentially hundreds of objects that could wash up along the West Coast from the tsunami that …

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Biologist: Tsunami Debris Overwhelming In Spots In Alaska http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/17/274286.htm Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:23:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=274286 Debris that gathered this past summer on Alaska’s Kayak Island made walking on its beaches feel like walking through a natural disaster zone, a federal biologist said Thursday. Jacek Maselko, a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in …

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Alaskan Senator Seeks $15M For Tsunami Debris http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/10/273347.htm Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:07:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=273347 An Alaska senator wants $15 million for tsunami debris clean-up included in a federal disaster relief package for West Coast states affected by Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Mark Begich says the impact of debris from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in …

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Hawaii Finds Boat That May Be Tsunami Debris http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/12/06/273012.htm Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:42:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=273012 The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says a boat recovered from Kahana Bay on Oahu’s windward coast may be tsunami debris that arrived in Hawaii from Japan. The department said Tuesday staff collected two species of mussels attached …

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California City Building ‘Tsunami-Resistant’ Port http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/11/26/271624.htm Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:37:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=271624 It doesn’t matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims any tsunami surges at the tiny California port town of Crescent City. Churning water rushes …

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Tsunami Debris Reported Closer to Washington Coast http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/11/21/271404.htm Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:00:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=271404 A Seattle oceanographer who has been tracking debris from the Japanese tsunami says a huge debris field, hundreds of miles across, is about 400 miles off the Washington coast. Retired University of Washington oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer told The Daily Herald …

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Hawaii Tsunami Smaller Than Feared; Ports Reopened http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/10/29/268313.htm Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:38:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=268313 Officials in Hawaii reopened the state’s ports on Sunday and canceled a tsunami advisory as fears receded that there would be damaging waves from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Canada. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted its tsunami …

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Ore. County to Ditch Tsunami Sirens; Resident Objects on Facebook http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/10/12/266471.htm Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:56:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=266471 When the big one hits the Oregon coast, people won’t need sirens, say experts – they’ll know by the intense trembling beneath their feet that a tsunami is on the way and it’s time to hustle to high ground. Besides, …

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Feds Grant Hawaii $1.3M for Tsunami Sirens http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/10/02/265011.htm Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:31:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=265011 The U.S. Commerce Department says it will grant Hawaii $1.3 million to upgrade its disaster preparedness system and build new tsunami warning sirens. U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank said in a Friday statement that the money is meant to help …

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Alaska To Get $1 Million For Tsunami Cleanup http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/09/12/262831.htm Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:04:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=262831 Japan is providing money for cleanup of debris from that country’s tsunami last year. KTUU-TV reported that Alaska will receive $1 million from Japan. The money is part of a $6 million appropriation for the task to the U.S. and …

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Western Costa Rica: AIR Analysis http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2012/09/06/262030.htm Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:39:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=262030 According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, on September 5 at 8:42 AM local time, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck a sparsely populated region of western Costa Rica approximately 150 km [94 miles] west of San José , the nation’s …

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Washington Given $50,000 For Tsunami Debris Bags http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/08/31/261429.htm Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:26:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=261429 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given the state of Washington $50,000 to help pay for trash bags and bins to collect debris washing ashore from the Japanese tsunami. The state Ecology Department says most of the small debris …

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Ore. Groups To Organize Tsunami Debris Volunteers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/08/15/259413.htm Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:47:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=259413 Four nonprofit groups say they will team up to organize and coordinate Oregon volunteers working on tsunami debris. The World of Coos Bay reports the groups plan to create a data base of people who can monitor the Oregon coast, …

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Gregoire Releases $500,000 For Tsunami Debris http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/07/06/254704.htm Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:35:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=254704 Gov. Chris Gregoire is releasing $500,000 from her emergency fund to address costs associated with potential debris washing up on the state’s beaches from the Japanese tsunami. Gregoire said Tuesday that the money will be released to the state’s Military …

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NOAA In Midst Of Tsunami Debris Survey http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/06/20/252316.htm Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:04:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=252316 Government scientists are in the midst of a 10-day trip, surveying southeast Alaska beaches for debris from last year’s deadly tsunami in Japan. While there have been several high-profile instances of debris from the tsunami reaching U.S. shores, groups that …

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Tsunami May Have Sent Floats To Washington http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/05/16/247729.htm Wed, 16 May 2012 16:41:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=247729 More than two dozen floats – many with Asian writing and logos – found May 5 on Dungeness Spit during the first beach cleanup of the season. The floats are apparently part of the debris from the March 2011 Japanese …

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