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Hawaiian Tsunami Warning Lifted after 100,000 Evacuated to Higher Ground

While those of us on the East Coast of the United States have been watching the approach of the “superstorm” Hurricane Sandy, residents of the Hawaiian islands were under a tsunami warning following a a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Canada’s Pacific coastal … Continue reading

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How Captain Longhair Saved the World

The title may be a bit unfortunate, but it is an interesting documentary nevertheless, featuring the brigantine Tres Hombres. The documentary trailer is posted below. The entire documentary can be watched here. Three weeks after the devastating earthquake on Haiti in 2010, eleven … Continue reading

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One Year After the Tsunami – No.18 Kyotoku-maru, Remains As Tsunami Monument or Scar

One year ago today, the largest earthquake in Japan’s history, measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, struck 70 miles offshore, triggering a 23-foot (7-meter) tsunami that washed far inland smashing towns, airports and highways across the north-eastern Japanese coast. Over 16,000 people are known … Continue reading

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How to Help Victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

A few sources:  Japan earthquake and tsunami: How to help How to help the victims of the Japan earthquake Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: How to Help

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Aftermath of the Tsunami – Explosion at Nuclear Power Plant, Five Reactors at Risk

Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake and 10-meter high tsunami on the  coast of northeast Japan devastated cities and villages, killing as many as 1,300.   It also significantly damaged at least five nuclear reactors at two power plants. Yesterday afternoon, a massive explosion … Continue reading

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Huge 8.9 Earthquake off Japan Triggers Tsunami , Tsunami Warnings in Hawaii and USS West Coast

The largest earthquake in Japanese recorded history, 8.9 on the Richter scale, which struck about 80 miles offshore, has triggered devastating tsunami waves on the  coast of northeast Japan.   Tsunami warnings have gone up in at least 50 countries and territories, … Continue reading

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The Port of Port-au-Prince – One Year after the Earthquake

One year ago last Wednesday, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The port of Port-au-Prince was severely damaged.  Now a year later the damage to the port remains unrepaired, but floating barges have temporarily replaced the damaged docks.  Click … Continue reading

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