Bay Area Relatives Get Brief Message From Hope From TongaAnxious Bay Area relatives got a brief message of hope, after the tsunami triggered by the massive underground volcano hit the island nation of Tonga and wiped out key communications infrastructure.
Boaters Assess Damage After Tsunami Strikes Santa Cruz HarborCrews have been working to restore power and assess the damage at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, in the wake of Saturday’s tsunami that struck in the early morning hours after a massive underground volcano erupted in the South Pacific.
Massive Ash Cloud Turns Tonga Into Moonscape; Anxiety Mounts Among Bay Area TongansConcerns continued to mount Monday within the large Tongan community in the San Francisco Bay Area over the welfare of relatives still living in the Pacific Island nation after it was rocked by a massive underwater volcanic eruption over the weekend.
Tsunami Alert Forces Daylong Evacuation of Berkeley MarinaPolice evacuated around 115 residents Saturday morning at the Berkeley Marina as a tsunami advisory impacted communities around the Bay Area.
Bay Area Tongan Community Fearful Following Volcanic TsunamiThere are more Tongans living in San Mateo County than in the island nation itself and Saturday's volcanic eruption and resulting tsunami have everyone here fearing for the safety of their homeland.
UPDATE: Major 8.2 Earthquake Rocks Alaskan Coast; Tsunami Warning Lifted For Northern CaliforniaA warning for large tsunami generated waves slamming into the San Francisco Bay Area coastline was lifted early Thursday morning after a major 8.2 magnitude earthquake and dozens of strong aftershocks rocked the Alaskan coastline.
Tsunami Hazard Maps Released For Alameda, Monterey, San Mateo CountiesCalifornia has added interactive maps for several counties in the state, including three in the greater Bay Area, as part of its ongoing Tsunami Hazard Area project.
Powerful Earthquakes Up To 8.1 Magnitude Strike Off New Zealand; Hawaii Tsunami Watch CanceledOfficials in New Zealand issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas and Hawaii officials declared a tsunami watch following several strong earthquakes that struck off New Zealand's northeastern coast.
7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In South Pacific; No California, Hawaii Tsunami ThreatA major earthquake struck off the South Pacific Ocean, prompting a tsunami threat to a number of islands in the region.
Powerful 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Alaska Coast; Tsunami Warning ExpiresA powerful 7.8 earthquake struck the Alaska Peninsula late Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning that sent residents fleeing to higher ground before it was called off without any damaging waves.
6.3 Earthquake Shakes Off Oregon CoastAn underwater earthquake with an initial 6.3 magnitude has struck off the Oregon coast.
Oregon Repeals Tsunami-Zone Construction Ban; California Still Has NoneCalifornia has no state-mandated development restrictions in tsunami zones. "In every other country in the world, best practice for tsunamis is avoidance, not building in a tsunami zone," an Oregon seismologist said.
Magnitude 6.1 Quake Strikes Aleutian Islands; No Tsunami ExpectedOfficials say a strong earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska but a tsunami is not expected.
CBS Continuing Coverage of Deadly Indonesia TsunamiAn eruption of the infamous Krakatoa volcanic complex is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed hundreds in Indonesia.
Tsunami Carries Exotic Japanese Fish Across Pacific To MontereyScuba divers in Monterey Bay have made a surprising discovery: an exotic warm water fish, native to the coast of Japan, surviving in the chilly waters.