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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 …

First Confirmed Japanese Tsunami Debris in California

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 …

RIMS in Southern California Touts Risks

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 …

Tsunami Preparedness Week in Alaska

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 …

Report Makes Chilling Forecast On Northwest Quake

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 …