Disaster In Japan

(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Guide To Emergency Planning For Families

The aftermath of the March 11 earthquake in Japan continues to rivet the world’s scientists, who are using new data from the 8.9 temblor and resulting tsunami to improve plans for how to respond to a large seismic event in Southern California.

CBS Los Angeles–07/30/2012

(credit: CBS)

Magnitude-6.5 Quake Hits Off Japan Prompting Tsunami Alert

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook eastern Japan off the quake-ravaged coast on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami alert.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2011

(credit: Andrew D. Bernstein, Getty Images)

Lakers Star Raises Money For Japan Relief With Every Point Scored

For every point that Lakers star Pau Gasol shot during Friday night’s Lakers-Clippers game, he promised to donate $1,000 to Japan relief.


(credit: AP)

US Mazda Dealers Suspend Orders From Japan

U.S. Mazda dealers are suspending orders for vehicles built in Japan because of disruption in the supply of parts caused by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.


(credit: GettyImages)

Major Music Labels Team Up To Produce Compilation Album For Japan

“Songs for Japan” will feature Lady Gaga’s No. 1 hit “Born This Way,” John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” and dozens more songs from acts ranging from Adele to Eminem.


(credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gasol To Donate $1K Per Point Friday To Aid Japan Quake Victims

When the Lakers face off against the Clippers Friday, Pau Gasol will have a little more on the line than just Staples Center bragging rights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2011

The Red Cross And KCBS, KCAL Team Up For Japan Relief

Nancy Kindelan, CEO of the Long Beach Red Cross, stopped by the KCAL 9 studios at noon on Monday to talk about relief efforts for Japan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/21/2011

(Credit: AP)

Lawmakers Weigh Nuclear Safety After Earthquake In Japan

Can California’s nuclear plants and gas pipelines withstand a disaster like the one that hit Japan?


(credit: Department of Defense/DVIDS)

Elite LA Rescue Team Returns From Japan

The elite Los Angeles County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue team that assisted in rescue and recovery efforts in Japan returned to Los Angeles Saturday.



Volunteers Sell Shirts To Raise Money For Japan Relief

Instead of giving the shirts off their backs, volunteers are selling shirts to raise money for relief efforts in Japan.


(credit: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese-Americans Open Hearts, Wallets For Quake Relief

Japanese-Americans, expats and others in the United States opened their hearts and their wallets this week to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, finding touching and sometimes imaginative ways to donate or raise money for the Asian country’s injured and displaced.


(credit: YOMIURI SHIMBUN/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese-Americans Pitch In For Quake, Tsunami Relief

Japanese-Americans and others are opening their hearts and their wallets this week to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.



Donate Through The Japan American Society of Southern California

The president of the Japan American Society of Southern California stopped by the KCAL 9 studios at noon Friday to talk about his fundraising efforts for the earthquake victims.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/18/2011

(credit: CBS)

Your Radiation Questions Answered

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Radiation from the compromised Fukushima Nuclear Plant in northern Japan is heading for the west coast, and will arrive sometime tomorrow in the late afternoon.  Many Angelenos are worried about the […]


featured radiation

Radiation Plume Is Less Harmful Than A Dental X-Ray

Charles J. Gomer, an expert in radiation and photodynamic therapies, especially those used to treat cancer, says that the radiation cloud heading toward Los Angeles tomorrow is not dangerous. In fact, the radiation exposure we get from a dental x-ray or CT scan are far greater. Serene Branson reports.