LONG BEACH -- 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.
Date: 04/06/2013 | Northwest
FORKS -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the last of a 65-foot long tsunami debris dock was removed Thursday from a remote beach on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks.
Date: 03/28/2013 | Northwest
FORKS -- Workers are dismantling a 65-foot long dock from the Japanese tsunami that washed ashore on a remote beach on the Olympic Peninsula.A spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Keeley Belva, said Tuesday they are making progress.
Date: 03/19/2013 | Northwest
SYDNEY — Aid workers struggled to reach remote, tsunami-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands and the death toll rose to at least nine as more bodies were found in wrecked homes and debris in the South Pacific country. A strong aftershock rocked the islands Friday morning.
Date: 02/06/2013 | Nation & World
GLENEDEN, Ore. -- A 27-foot boat that washed up near Gleneden Beach and may be tsunami debris has been taken to a landfill.State parks officials said the boat resembles debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan, but they haven't pinpointed the vessel's origin.
Date: 02/07/2013 | Northwest
PALMER, Alaska -- The National Weather Service says there is no threat of a tsunami in Hawaii, Alaska or the U.S. West Coast after a powerful earthquake struck in the South Pacific.
Date: 02/05/2013 | Northwest
OLYMPIA -- The dock that washed ashore on a remote Washington beach last month has been confirmed as debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Date: 01/17/2013 | Northwest
JUNEAU, Alaska — A powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline, but the alert was canceled when no damaging waves were generated.
Date: 01/05/2013 | Nation & World
FORKS -- No highly invasive species of plants or animals were found in the first look at the dock that washed ashore last week near Forks.The Ecology Department said a marine debris team that reached the dock Friday identified nearly 30 species in all.
Date: 12/28/2012 | Northwest
A scientist who examined the dock that recently washed ashore on Washington's Olympic Peninsula says it looks just like the one that came ashore on a central Oregon beach last summer, suggesting it also is a piece of tsunami debris from Japan.
Date: 12/28/2012 | Northwest
SAN DIEGO — Eight U.S. sailors are suing the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima nuclear power plant, charging that the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after the tsunami that triggered the reactor...
Date: 12/28/2012 | Nation & World
FORKS -- Tsunami debris experts have reached a dock that washed ashore on a remote beach on the Washington coast and found Japanese writing in one of the holds.
Date: 12/21/2012 | Northwest
NEWPORT, Ore. -- After a large dock from the Japanese tsunami washed ashore last June on a Newport beach, volunteers scraped off 2 tons of seaweed and creatures that had hitched a ride across the Pacific.
Date: 12/21/2012 | Northwest
SEATTLE -- A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year and a half has washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the U.S. West Coast.
Date: 12/20/2012 | Northwest
Debris that gathered this past summer on Alaska’s Kayak Island made walking on its beaches feel like walking through a natural disaster zone, a federal biologist said Thursday.
Date: 12/13/2012 | Northwest
HONOLULU -- An Alaska senator wants $15 million for tsunami debris cleanup on the West Coast included in a federal disaster relief package for states affected by superstorm Sandy.
Date: 12/07/2012 | Northwest
An onslaught of debris believed to be from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan has yet to hit Washington beaches as predicted, but that doesn't mean it's not coming, according to one local expert.
Date: 11/19/2012 | Local News
LAPUSH -- The Quileute Tribe will hold a potlatch with drumming, dancing and a salmon bake Thursday in LaPush to celebrate the tribe's move to higher ground.
Date: 10/22/2012 | Northwest
More than 1,000 items have turned up on beaches in recent months from Alaska to California which might be debris from the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Only 11 items have been conclusively traced back to the tsunami so far — and only one of them was found in...
Date: 09/09/2012 | Need to Know
EDMONDS -- The bulk of the debris from last year's earthquake and tsunami in Japan is expected to start littering Washington shores in less than a month.When it hits, cleaning up much of it likely will fall on the shoulders of volunteers, officials say.
Date: 09/07/2012 | Local News
NEWPORT, Ore. -- Two pieces of a concrete dock that floated from Japan to an Oregon beach have been loaded onto trucks and carried away to be salvaged.
Date: 08/04/2012 | Northwest
After some initial glitches, work went smoothly Friday on cutting up the box-car sized concrete dock that floated up on an Oregon beach after breaking loose from a Japanese fishing port during last year's tsunami.
Date: 08/03/2012 | Northwest
TOKYO -- Japanese women are no longer the world's longest living, their longevity pushed down in part by last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, according to a government report Thursday. The top of the global life expectancy rankings now belongs to Hong Kong women.
Date: 07/27/2012 | Nation & World
JUNEAU, Alaska -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday announced it will provide $250,000 in grants to five states affected by debris from last year's tsunami in Japan.
Date: 07/16/2012 | Northwest
NEAH BAY -- Makah Nation officials say they are seeing increased debris on their beaches and they think it could be from the destruction caused by the tsunami in Japan last year.
Date: 07/13/2012 | Northwest
TOKYO -- Last year's nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant was a "profoundly man-made disaster," the result of poor earthquake-safety planning and faulty post-tsunami communication, a report from an independent parliamentary panel said Thursday.
Date: 07/06/2012 | Nation & World
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire is releasing $500,000 from her emergency fund to address costs associated with potential debris washing up on the state's beaches from the Japanese tsunami.
Date: 07/03/2012 | Northwest
Associated PressOLYMPIA -- 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.
Date: 06/29/2012 | Northwest
ILWACO -- Washington wildlife officials are testing samples taken from a 20-foot boat that could be debris from the Japanese tsunami to make sure it wasn't carrying invasive species or pathogens.
Date: 06/16/2012 | Northwest
ILWACO -- State and federal agencies are trying to determine whether a 20-foot, open boat found beached Friday at a southwest Washington state park is debris from the Japanese tsunami.
Date: 06/15/2012 | Northwest
When the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.
Date: 06/07/2012 | Nation & World