Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Wood discovered along Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, possibly swept away during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. (Karl Bareis)

18-Foot Log Possibly From 2011 Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Washes Up On Santa Cruz Beach

Matt Lovemark was picnicking at Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz when he spotted what at first looked like just another washed up log on the beach.

03/04/2015

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue

Hundreds of U.S. sailors who took part in rescue efforts following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami say they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and are bringing a class-action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power Company.

11/21/2014

Lady Washington

Tall Ship ‘Lady Washington’ Makes Visit To Bay Area

The Lady Washington has historical connections as it was the first U.S.-flagged vessel to visit the Japanese mainland back in 1791.

03/11/2012

Santa Cruz harbor, tsunami

NOAA: Cuts To Tsunami Warning System Won’t Jeopardize State’s Safety

Emergency management officials in California are alarmed over $1 million in proposed federal funding cuts to a tsunami alert system.

03/10/2012

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Japanese Teens Who Survived Earthquake Visit San Francisco School

They visited Rosa Parks Elementary School, which helped raise $7,000 for relief efforts following last March’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

02/29/2012