Articles Tagged With ‘Tsunami’

Could a tsunami swamp California?

A Southern California geologist is warning of the possibility of a tsunami slamming into Los Angeles and wreaking havoc on California’s coastline. [NBC News] Mark Legg, the lead author of a newly published study, says offshore faults are capable of... (Continue reading)

Tsunami debris reaching Central Coast?

Central Coast residence are getting their first dose of tsunami debris with several items with Japanese lettering being found in the Cambria area. [Tribune] During the past two weeks, beach combers have come across a fishing or mooring float, a... (Continue reading)

Tsunami debris reaches West Coast

More than a year after a tsunami ripped a large dock from Japan’s shoreline, the 66-foot metal and concrete structure washed up on an Oregon beach. [USAToday] Japanese officials estimate the tsunami washed about 5 million tons of debris into... (Continue reading)

Japan’s tsunami debris headed for California beaches

Millions of tons of debris from Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in March are slowly making their way across the Pacific Ocean; scientists using computer models say the West Coast will be inundated with the stuff by 2013 or 2014.... (Continue reading)

NRC on Diablo nuclear safety

Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission informed Santa Barbara County Supervisors June 16 that Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is operated safely and is not a threat. [SantaBarbaraIndependent] Assurances were offered after inspections were made of nuclear power plants throughout... (Continue reading)

Diablo Nuclear Plant: Disaster Waiting to Happen?

OPINION By Jack McCurdy Approximately 27,000 people are either dead or missing as a result of the earthquake off Japan on March 11 and the resulting tsunami and destruction of nuclear plants there. Does that figure sound familiar? Baywood-Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Tsunami in Kesennuma Japan 2011, first person video

This is the scariest tsunami video we have seen yet [youtube 2uJN3Z1ryck 600 500] This was posted on YouTube by user Kanpaifr This footage filmed by some Japanese citizens on Friday March 11th, 2011.  It was broadcast on TV Asahi,... (Continue reading)

Tsunami 2011, event photos

In Shell Beach, the water receded dramatically on Friday morning revealing more coastline than seen at the lowest tide. When tsunami waves hit shallower coastal waters, wave height dramatically increases. Along the Central Coast, the topography of the ocean floor... (Continue reading)

Central Coast waiting on the tsunami

Coastal areas all along the West Coast continue to be evacuated Friday morning following a Tsunami Watch/Warning issued by the National Weather Service. Residents in Oceano, Cayucos, Port San Luis, and  Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Avila Beach were being... (Continue reading)

California’s worst tsunamis

Expected tsunamis, generated by yesterday’s 8.8 magnitude Chilean earthquake, prompted the evacuations of thousands of people. However, while the surge could be seen in some areas, damage was minimal and in California little or no change in wave size was... (Continue reading)