A 7.6-magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines Friday, killing at least one person in a house collapse, knocking out power in several towns and generating negligible tsunami surges.
The Japanese government estimates that 1.5 million tons of debris from last year’s tsunami remains in the ocean, with some of it possibly washing onto West Coast shores over the next several years.
In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Holly Quan visits Minamisanriku, a city still trying to recover from last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Darrin Moffet of Windsor regularly goes looking for shells to make jewelry off the Sonoma Coast and recently made an interesting discovery.
The fish, which were migrate yearly from Japan, were found to have high levels of cesium.
The town’s harbor was hit with $40 million in damages.
The tranquility of Santa Cruz Harbor on Friday hides damage the harbor sustained from a tsunami triggered by last year’s massive earthquake off the coast of Japan.
Federal cuts to the NOAA’s tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.
The earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan moved these vessels into neighborhoods, roadways and buildings. In this Good Question: How are the Japanese moving large ships that got swept inland by the tsunami?
The system would rely on technology that is currently used to monitor ocean currents.