Engineers are using sonar to scour the bottom of Santa Cruz Harbor for missing vessels sunk by the tsunami triggered by last week’s massive offshore earthquake near Japan.
A film distributor says it has decided to stop showing Clint Eastwood’s tsunami movie “Hereafter” in Japan following a catastrophic quake.
Imagine being alerted by cell phone that the ground under your feet will start shaking in 30 seconds.
Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. announced its plans to keep two amusement parks in Japan closed for about 10 days as word came that the parks had become a tent city for guests stranded by the massive earthquake.
The U.S. government and other nations were sending personnel to assist Japan in its response to the earthquakes and tsunami that have devastated the country. U.S. aid groups were accepting private donations for relief efforts.
Most flights between Japan and Los Angeles International Airport are expected to resume Saturday.
Coastal residents forced to evacuate to higher ground were able to spend Friday night in their own homes, while work crews were assessing damage along the California Coast after a tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan destroyed boats and harbor facilities and swept at least one person out to sea.
In Los Angeles and other U.S. regions with large Japanese-American and Japanese expatriate populations, those with ties to the Asian country expressed shock at the damage wrought by the 8.9-magnitude quake and fear for the safety of their loved ones there.
Once an earthquake hits, a series of events are set in motion to form an tsunami.
Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced Friday that it will prepare to aid Japan after the country’s largest earthquake on record caused a catastrophic tsunami.
Officials say chances of survival are slim for a man who was taking pictures of the incoming tsunami waves off the California coastline.
California Governor Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa makes statements in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Seismologists with the U.S. Geological Survey at Caltech say tsunami-related activity will likely continue through Friday afternoon.
Friday’s tsunami warning for the West Coast of the United States has many people thinking about the possibility of the natural disaster happening where they live , work and play.
Scientists say the massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan ranks as the fifth largest jolt in the world since 1900.