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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

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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

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

Scientists: Creatures From Japan Tsunami Debris ‘Clear Threat’ To West Coast

While scientists expect much of the floating debris to follow the currents to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an accumulation of millions of tons of small bits of plastic floating in the northern Pacific, tsunami debris that can catch the wind is making its way to North America.

06/07/2012

File photo of a dock devastated by a tsunami in Japan. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Dock Found In Ore. Is Debris From Japan

A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year’s tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday.

06/06/2012

File photo of the destruction of Japan  (Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images)

Thousands Expected For Tsunami Drill In Ore. Town

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities are holding their first tsunami evacuation drill, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay […]

05/31/2012

File photo of the destruction of Japan  (Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images)

Volunteers To Play Big Role In Ore. Tsunami Debris

Volunteers will play a big role in picking up debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan when it starts hitting the beach in Oregon.

05/29/2012

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