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North Pacific storm waves as seen from the M/V NOBLE STAR, winter, 1989
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/wea00816.jpg (NOAA)

Waves Approaching 40 Feet, Gale Warning Offshore, 35+ MPH Winds On Land As Next Wave Of Storms Slams Into California

A gale warning in offshore waters is in effect through Friday night as some swells could rise to nearly 40 feet and winds roar above 46 miles per hour while on the coast, powerful surf above 15 feet and gale-force winds will pummel California again.

12/15/2014

Mavericks Invitational

Warning For Monster ‘Sneaker Waves’ At Bay Area Beaches As Super Typhoon Nuri’s Effects Linger

“Do not turn your back to the sea”–
Powerful “sneaker waves” and concurrent rip tides will create extremely dangerous conditions at Bay Area beaches Wednesday and Thursday as the remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri send powerful swells toward the California Coast, prompting the National Weather Service to declare a Beach Hazard Warning.

11/12/2014

Papa New Guinea Earthquake

6.6 Preliminary Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Papua New Guinea

A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in the New Britain Region 120 miles south of Taron, Papua New Guinea.

07/04/2014

Earthquake, New Zealand, Quake, Tsunami, USGS

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand’s Coast, No Tsunami Threat

There is no widespread tsunami threat after a preliminary magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands Region Thursday afternoon.

07/03/2014

A propogation map shows the likely path of a tsunami from the June 23, 2014 Alaska earthquake. (NOAA)

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.9 Magnitude Quake, Dozens Of Aftershocks Off Alaska’s Coast

A massive 7.9 revised magnitude earthquake off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands has triggered a regional tsunami, with reports of water already leaving some harbors including Adak Harbor, as the waves begin to come in.

06/23/2014

A Coast Guard crew on the San Francisco Bay. (CBS)

Woman Swept Out To Sea Drowns Near Shelter Cove

The Coast Guard said a woman was swept out to sea by a large wave and drowned while walking with a friend and her dog on a Northern California beach.

01/28/2013

The Geraldton Western  Austrial yacht where 13 crew members were injured when a large wave struck the boat hundreds of miles off the coast of San Francisco.

Yacht Damaged In Pacific Storm Brought To Oakland For Repairs

A yacht that was crippled by a Pacific storm while racing in the ocean over the weekend passed safely beneath the Golden Gate Bridge early Tuesday morning, and all crewmembers have reached shore, a race spokeswoman said.

04/03/2012

The Geraldton Western  Austrial yacht where 13 crew members were injured when a large wave struck the boat hundreds of miles off the coast of San Francisco.

Crewmembers From Damaged Yacht Brought To SF For Treatment

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday morning transported two injured crewmembers from the “Geraldton Western Australia” yacht to Coast Guard Island in Alameda as the damaged ship trailed behind.

04/02/2012

Surfers ride wave during Mavericks Surf Competition, Half Moon Bay. (AP)

Surfer Dies After Wipeout At Mavericks

Hawaiian surfer Sion Milosky died after an accident at Mavericks Wednesday evening, a San Mateo County deputy coroner said.

CBS San Francisco–03/17/2011

(Photo: AP Images)

Tsunami Devastates Crescent City Harbor; Coroner IDs Man Swept To Sea

Authorities have released the name of man who was swept out to sea during Friday’s tsunami in Northern California.

CBS San Francisco–03/12/2011

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