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File photo of people running for high ground after a 7.0 earthquake struck the Chilean north coast on March 16, 2014.  (Aldo Solimano/AFP/Getty Images)

Magnitude 8.2 Quake Strikes Northern Chile

Coastal evacuations ordered because of an expected tsunami.

04/01/2014

A color plasma screen of world alternates displays real-time seismic activity at an earthquake monitoring station. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Scientists Studying Cascadia Subduction Zone

Scientists are just back from a monthlong research cruise in the Pacific Ocean off Washington state, where they’re trying to learn more about the Cascadia Subduction Zone which can create massive tusnamis and earthquakes.

CBS Seattle–09/05/2013

A truck rests atop a building at the destroyed fish market in Ofunato on March 16, 2011, five days after the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (credit:NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Fish Hitch Ride On Boat To Long Beach, Washington

What a long, strange trip it’s been for a small striped fish native to Japan that apparently hitched a cross-Pacific ride in a small boat believed to be part of a tide of debris from that country’s March 2011 tsunami.

04/08/2013

Soldiers remove a body from debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. (credit: MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers: 10,000 People Could Die When Monster Quake, Tsunami Hit Pacific Northwest

More than 10,000 people could die when — not if — a monster earthquake and tsunami occur just off the Pacific Northwest coast, researchers told Oregon legislators Thursday.

03/15/2013

A color plasma screen of world alternates displays real-time seismic activity at an earthquake monitoring station. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tsunami Warning Canceled For Alaska, Canada

A tsunami warning that was in effect for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada after a strong earthquake shook the region at midnight Friday was subsequently cancelled.

01/05/2013

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Officials Checking Dock Ashore in Washington

A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific was spotted by the Coast Guard on the Olympic Peninsula.

12/20/2012

File photo of tsunami debris. (credit: Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Large Dock Washes Ashore On WA Coast

The Coast Guard on Tuesday spotted a large dock that has washed ashore in a remote section of Olympic National Park on the northwest Washington coast. Scientists are concerned it could be debris from the tsunami that struck Japan last year.

12/19/2012

stock image from 2011 (Photo credit Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images)

More 2011 Tsunami Debris Washes Up On Local Shores

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal, state and tribal officials are attempting to track a large dock that was reported drifting off the coast of Washington state, one of potentially hundreds of objects that could wash up along […]

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

A man walks down a street through debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

WA Crews Collect Debris From Coastal Beaches

Washington Conservation Corps crews dispatched to clean up marine debris on southwest Washington coastal beaches have collected enough garbage to fill the beds of 70 pickup trucks.

06/29/2012

General view of the rubble of Yamada, Iwate prefecture, on March 15, 2011. (credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Fear Massive Environmental Disaster From Japan Tsunami Debris

More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don’t have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.

06/08/2012

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