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National Weather Service Issues False Tsunami Warning

The Associated Press reports: A routine National Weather Service test on Tuesday resulted in a false push notification to mobile phones about a tsunami warning, giving jolt to many residents on the East Coast. A glitch meant some people received what looked like an actual warning, NWS meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said. The National Weather Service is trying to sort what ...

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BREAKING: Japan Braces For Tsunami After Major Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant

An early report from the Associated Press: An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) has been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). Fukushima prefecture ...

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TRAILER: The Impossible

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Tsunami Dog Reunited With Owner

Some sweet news to start the week. Who’s a happy dog?

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Photo Of The Day

Three weeks after the tsunami, Japanese rescue workers found a dog riding the floating roof of a house, miles out at sea. Video at the link. UPDATE: Embeddable video has been posted.

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World’s Costliest Natural Disasters

The Economist notes that the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami doesn’t appear on the chart due to the relatively low value of the land and property destroyed.

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Massive Quake Slams Japan

At a reported 8.9 magnitude, it appears to have been the worst quake in Japanese history. The live video of the resultant tsunami has been both riveting and horrifying. The quake was originally reported at a magnitude of 7.9 but was later upgraded to 8.9. That makes it the fifth largest recorded world-wide since 1900, according to the U.S. Geological ...

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Massive Earthquake Rocks Chile, Tsunami Warnings Issued For Pacific Basin

After a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile this morning, tsunami warnings have been issued for much of the Pacific basin, including for Alaska, California, and Hawaii – where waves of 15 feet and higher are expected. The tsunami is predicted to reach Hawaii around 4pm eastern time. Below is a live stream of Chilean television. UPDATE: Live stream ...

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