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Mar 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM PDT
The Japanese government estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was floating in the ocean in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which devastated a long stretch of Japan's northeastern coast and killed thousands of people. But it's not clear how...
Mar 5, 2013 at 12:54 PM PDT
Scientists from Oregon State University, who have examined more than three dozen pieces of debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami that have washed ashore on the Northwest coast, say the potential damage from invasive species may not be known for years.
Feb 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM PDT
A new exhibit featuring a portion of a dock that washed ashore near Newport more than a year after the devastating March 2011 Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami will open on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine...
Feb 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM PDT
Workers pulled a 1-ton boat from the sand Wednesday and disposed of the tsunami debris in a landfill.
Jan 17, 2013 at 11:18 AM PDT
The dock that washed ashore on a remote Washington beach last month has been confirmed as debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Dec 28, 2012 at 8:38 AM PDT
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.
Dec 21, 2012 at 11:17 PM PDT
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.
Dec 20, 2012 at 9:41 AM PDT
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 washed ashore on one of the most remote beaches on the west coast of the United States.
Dec 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM PDT
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.
Dec 17, 2012 at 7:55 PM PDT
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 the West Coast from the tsunami that struck Japan last year.
Nov 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM PDT
It doesn't matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims any tsunami surges at the tiny California port town of Crescent City.
Aug 5, 2012 at 12:50 PM PDT
The final piece of a concrete dock that floated from Japan to an Oregon beach is on its way to be salvaged.
Aug 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM PDT
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.
Aug 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM PDT
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.
Aug 1, 2012 at 9:50 AM PDT
The 66-foot long dock, which is almost 20 feet wide and 7 feet high and mostly made of concrete, broke loose from moorings in Japan during the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation in March of 2011.