How To Survive The Cascadia Tsunami

“Thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami,” reads Kathryn Schulz’s now-infamous New Yorker article. “Everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” Turns out a very similar event occurred in Chile 55 years ago. What wisdom can its survivors share with residents of the Northwest? » 7/31/15 12:59pm 7/31/15 12:59pm

It Took 2.1 Years For Fukushima's Radioactive Plume to Reach Us

Cesium 134 and cesium 137: The two isotopes that were released into the Pacific Ocean when an earthquake ruined the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan in 2011. The panic over the leakage was instantaneous in the US—but a new study shows how long it really took. » 1/01/15 5:00pm 1/01/15 5:00pm

A Harley That Washed Up In Canada Will Be Returned To Japanese Tsunami Survivor

Here's some news that will brighten your day. While strolling the sands of British Columbia's Haida Gwaii Islands, a beachcomber named Peter Mark recently found a Harley Davidson swept away in the Japan tsunami last March. He had no idea what had happened to the person it belonged to. But the story has a happy… » 5/03/12 9:30am 5/03/12 9:30am

Japanese Tsunami Survivor's Football Returned, via the Alaskan Coast

Last year, 16-year-old Misaki Murakami's life was turned upside down when Japan's tsunami claimed his home and its contents. But now a beachcomber from Alaska has found one of his most treasured possessions—an autographed football—washed up on the US coast, and is sending it back to him. » 4/23/12 4:57am 4/23/12 4:57am

This Japanese Ghost Ship Lost in the Tsunami Was Found Floating Near the Coast of Canada

When the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last year, it created more than 22 million tons of debris—the size of California, pretty much. Included in that debris was this ghost ship, a 150-foot long squid-fishing boat that's just been found, a year after the tsunami, near the coast of Canada. » 3/26/12 6:00pm 3/26/12 6:00pm

Orphaned Photos Find Owners in Tsunami-Ravaged Town

Last year's earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan left countless individuals separated from their possessions, including family photos. The Japanese town of Ofunato has set up a hub where people can come to search through piles of salvaged pictures with the hope of finding their own. Satako Kinno is a paper… » 2/21/12 1:00pm 2/21/12 1:00pm