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Local Chilean-Americans Try To Reach Loved Ones After 8.2-M Quake

Chilean-Americans in the Southland were trying to reach family members Tuesday night after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Chile.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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SoCal Harbors To Prep For Potential Tsunami Threat

Five California harbors – including three here in the Southland – are preparing for future tsunamis under a new state project that arms them with maps that identify potential problem areas.

03/21/2014

The March 11, 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami caused significant damage to ships and docks within Crescent City Harbor in California. A number of ships were sunk within the harbor. Because of extensive sedimentation and potential contaminated debris within the harbor, recovery efforts took over a year. (Photo credit: Rick Wilson, California Geological Survey)

Report: Balboa Island, Long Beach Businesses At Risk In Tsunami Event

Scientists are warning tsunami events both near and far could have a devastating impact on the Southland.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/04/2013

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Residents Urged To Prep For ‘Two Weeks On Your Own’ On Quake Anny

Fire officials are urging residents in the Southland to use the anniversary of the Tokyo earthquake and tsunami to prepare for the next major disaster here at home.

03/11/2013

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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

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Officials Warn Residents To Avoid Japan Tsunami Debris Washing Up On Coast

Debris from last year’s deadly tsunami in Japan is washing ashore on the West Coast — and some of it may even contain human remains.

06/22/2012

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Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Arrive Off California Coast From Japan

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.

05/30/2012

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$6M Donation Not Enough To Revive Quake Early Warning System

Will it take another disaster like the 1994 Northridge earthquake to strengthen financing for a statewide earthquake warning system?

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/04/2012

People look at candles at a park in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 11, 2012. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

LA, World Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Japan’s Devastating Quake, Tsunami

Communities in Los Angeles and across the world are pausing to remember the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan one year ago today, killing nearly 20,000 people.

03/11/2012

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Professor: Budget Cuts To Tsunami Warning System May ‘Endanger The Country’

A geophysics professor is warning of a potentially dire impact from proposed cuts to warning systems off the California coast.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2012

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Earthquake, Tsunami Blamed For Drop In Toyota Sales

Toyota says its U.S. sales dropped 7 percent in 2011, hurt by supply problems from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

01/04/2012

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Japan’s Consul General Thanks LA County Rescue Team

Japan’s consul general has expressed gratitude to a Los Angeles County Fire Department urban search and rescue team that rushed across the Pacific to help in the aftermath of the devastating quake and tsunami.

04/26/2011

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’80s Concert To Benefit Relief Efforts In Japan

An ’80s Rockers For Japan benefit will be held Saturday, April 16, at Harper’s in Tarzana.

04/15/2011

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Japan Baseball Opens To Relief And Cheer

Backdropped by the deadly earthquake and tsunami and worsening radiation leak, the Japan Pro Baseball season has opened to relief, empathy and cheers with the Rakuten Eagles beating the defending champion Chiba Lotte Marines 6-4.

04/12/2011

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Flotsam From Japan’s Tsunami To Hit West Coast

John Anderson has discovered just about everything during the 30 years he’s combed Washington state’s beaches — glass fishing floats, hockey gloves, bottled messages, even hundreds of mismatched pairs of Nike sneakers that washed up barnacled but otherwise unworn.

04/01/2011

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