Stories tagged: tsunami
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Oregon town’s ‘mooing’ tsunami-alert system turning 30
There was a time when the man behind Cannon Beach’s iconic “mooing” sirens was skeptical about the need for a tsunami warning system.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris
Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant
An underwater robot captured images of lava-like lumps Thursday inside a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to be nuclear …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Team of researchers thinks dinosaurs were minutes away from surviving extinction
From our standpoint 66 million years later, it’s easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability. But an international team of researchers is making a radical argument …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Tsunami warning is lifted after strong earthquake strikes near Fiji
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near Fiji Wednesday morning, prompting a tsunami warning and evacuations in some parts of the country’s main island.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Tsunami warnings are cancelled after big Pacific earthquake
Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were canceled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck near the Solomon Islands did not …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Offshore earthquake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan
Japan’s Fukushima region was bracing for another tsunami Tuesday morning, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the area that was devastated by an enormous earthquake and tsunami more than 5 1/2 …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Cascadia Rising: A massive response by sea for a catastrophic quake
Cascadia Rising drill includes delivery of vital supplies by sea when roads are destroyed.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Cascadia Rising: Practicing for the Big One
Some 20,000 federal, state and local disaster officials and military personnel from around the Northwest and across the country are practicing for “the big one” – a cataclysmic quake off …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:07 a.m.
Supersized tsunamis once roiled ocean on Mars, scientists say
Mars might have been a wilder water world than we thought. Scientists scanning the terrain have discovered signs of two massive tsunamis in the northern hemisphere – events that might …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Twin quakes kill at least 29 in south Japan; many trapped
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Japan, barely 24 hours after a deadly quake hit the same region.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant
Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 7:03 a.m.
Powerful quake hits off Indonesia, tsunami warning issued
A powerful, shallow earthquake hit off the southwestern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday and could trigger a tsunami, officials said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Washington officials prepare for massive earthquake drill
Though it’s still months away, officials in Washington are preparing for a massive, four-day earthquake and tsunami drill in June.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Report of Fukushima meltdown was delayed, Japan utility admits
The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Thursday it failed for two months to announce that meltdowns had occurred in the cores of three of the reactors.
Thu., July 30, 2015
Big Northwest coastal quake likely but not soon
Earlier this month, articles appeared in numerous publications about a massive earthquake that will someday hit the Northwest coast. Some scientists speculate this event will be so strong that it …
Mon., June 23, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
Tsunami warning for Aleutian Islands after 8.0 quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-8.0 earthquake was widely felt in communities along Alaska’s sparsely populated Aleutian Islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. Natasha Ruppert, …
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013, 10:41 a.m.
7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan
TOKYO — An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan’s east coast, near the crippled Fukushima nuclear site, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan’s emergency agencies declared a …
Sat., April 6, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
Japanese fish found alive in debris from 2011 tsunami
LONG BEACH, Wash. — What a long, strange trip it’s been for a small striped fish native to Japan that apparently hitched a cross-Pacific ride in a small boat believed …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2012, 10:12 p.m.
Quake off B.C. coast prompts tsunami warnings
GOLDEN, Colo. — A magnitude-7.7 earthquake has struck off the coast of western Canada and a tsunami warning has been issued. There are no immediate reports of damage.
Fri., May 18, 2012
Tsunami debris arriving to waves of uncertainty
WASHINGTON – West Coast residents are calling 911 to report tsunami debris they see coming ashore, but the operators don’t know what to say. When Sen. Maria Cantwell asked a …
Wed., March 28, 2012
Baseball waits as Mariners pay visit to devastated city
ISHINOMAKI, Japan – Busing swiftly through the detritus of devastation is hardly a good way to get a feeling for the loss, in the space of a few hours, of …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012
House approves land swap for tribe
The U.S. House of Representatives approved by an overwhelming margin a swap of federal land that will allow a small Northwest tribe to move its school and some homes out …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2011
Coastal tribe seeking higher ground
WASHINGTON – Members of a Washington state coastal tribe pleaded with a congressional panel Thursday to move them out of a tsunami zone and into a national park. “Without this …
Thu., April 14, 2011
Japan’s consul general praises Northwest for aid
Soon after the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11, the Seattle office of the consul general of Japan was overwhelmed with messages of condolences from Northwesterners. In the weeks …
Sun., April 3, 2011
Tsunami left mark on Hawaii
At least two major resorts remain shuttered on the island of Hawaii in the aftermath of the March 11 tsunami that damaged some hotels and beaches along the popular Kona …
Fri., April 1, 2011
EPA says radiation in milk no threat
The detection of trace amounts of radioactive isotope iodine-131 this week in milk being sold in Spokane has raised anew questions about the extent of radiation exposure from the Japanese …
Thu., March 31, 2011, 6:52 p.m.
Radon in Spokane homes more of a risk than milk
The detection of trace amounts radioactive isotope Iodine-131 this week in milk being sold in Spokane has raised anew questions about the extent of radiation exposure from the Japan nuclear …
Tue., March 29, 2011, 8:08 a.m.
Tsunami debris could wash ashore in Oregon
Some debris from the tsunami that hit Japan could be washing onto Oregon beaches in about a year.