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Alaska Scientists Find Slope with Tsunami Potential

Alaska scientists have found a second slope that has the potential to create a landslide or a destructive tsunami to its surrounding area. The slope in the Prince William Sound area is next to a previously discovered slope that Alaska …

5.7 Earthquake Confirmed 127 Miles Off Oregon Coast

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck about 127 miles off the Oregon coast early Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The earthquake struck at 4:50 a.m. west of Bandon, Oregon, the agency said. The Northwest National Tsunami Warning Center in …

Some Alaskans Beyond Danger Received Tsunami Warning

Some Alaska residents received tsunami warnings on their cellphones following an earthquake earlier this week, including customers in the Anchorage area who were outside the potential danger zone. There was no concern over a tsunami reaching Anchorage, more than 500 …

Simulations Depict Tsunami Impact on Washington Coastal Communities

State authorities have released new simulations that show how a powerful tsunami could overwhelm Washington state’s coastal and shoreline communities. The Department of Natural Resources says there are some locations around the state where residents would have very little – …

Magnitude 7.8 Quake Hits Alaska Isles, Tsunami Threat Didn’t Materialize

A powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula late Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground before it was called off without any damaging waves. Hundreds wore masks against the spread of the coronavirus as …

Tech Issues Hampered Information on Tsunami Watch for Hawaii

Technical issues made it difficult to get information about a tsunami watch for Hawaii and its subsequent cancellation, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. The brief tsunami watch was canceled Tuesday after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern …

Oregon Wrestles With Building Facilities in Tsunami Zones

Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse and unleash a tsunami that will devastate the coast. But, doubling down on its decision last year to …

Tsunami Sirens in Southern California Beach City Were False Alarm

Tsunami warning sirens wailing early Friday morning in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach were a false alarm, authorities confirmed. “There is no current threat to our community and we are working to determine exactly how/why the sirens were …

M6.3 Earthquake Strikes off Oregon Coast

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck Thursday off the Oregon coast, but it didn’t generate a tsunami or cause any damage or injuries, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake, which hit just after 8 a.m., was located about 150 miles from …

Oregon Lawmakers Repealed Tsunami Zone Building Law

The Oregon Legislature has repealed a nearly 25-year-old law prohibiting new schools, hospitals, jails, and police and fire stations from being built in the state’s tsunami inundation zone. The Statesman Journal reported that coastal legislators, who pushed the bill, say …