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8.0 QUAKE, TSUNAMI POSSIBLE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos: 2010 quake in Mexico, 2004 tsunami in Indonesia

April 21, 2015 (San Diego)—Scientists studying the Ventura fault north of Los Angeles have concluded the fault line is more dangerous than previously thought.  Now, seismologists have concluded the Ventura fault could produce a quake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale – along with a tsuami capable of inundating coastal areas of Southern California, affecting hundreds of miles.

TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND HAWAII AFTER 7.7 QUAKE STRIKES BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Update: A revised warning now includes the Pacific Northwest and Canada, as well as Hawaii. The tsunami is not expected to reach San Diego.

October 27, 2012 (San Diego)—A powerful earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck 25 miles south of Sandspit in British Columbia at 8:04 p.m. (The quake has been upgraded from an original estimate of 7.1)

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

April 12, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important
issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:     
 
 
 
    
U.S. 
  • Perfect recipe for wildfires as season starts early (NBC)
  • With Santorum’s exit, Romney shifts focus (Washington Post)
  • FDA details clot risk on birth control pills (USA Today)
  • Romney blames Obama for women job losses actually caused by GOP (Rawstory)
  • Obama: We could call the Buffet rule the Reagan rule (CBS news)
  • Hill insider trading bill signed
  • Where is George Zimmerman? Treyvon Martin shooting (CBS News)
  • Apple, publishers accused of fixing e-book prices (Reuters)
 
WORLD  
  • Defiant North Korea begins injecting fuel into rocket (Reuters)
  • Syria pledges truce, if rebels hold fire (Reuters)
  • Warnings over medical implant hacks (BBC)
  • No sign of tsunami after powerful Indonesia quake (KPBS)
  • Haitian orphans long wait is over (Fox)
  • China braces for next act in leadership drama (Reuters)
  • Norway’s mass killer Breivik found sane (BBC) 
 
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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
March 13, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media.  This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:   
 
 
 
  
 
LOCAL 
  • Fukushima fallout: fire hazard could be state’s tsunami (UT San Diego)
  • Fukushima fallout: lessons not learned by the U.S. government (UT San Diego)
  • Nuke quake study on hold over $64 million cost: utility wants ratepayers, not shareholders,  to pay  (Sacramento Bee)
  • Whistleblowers, Aguirre sue utility watchdog (Voice of San Diego)
  • Water agencies  decry  “secret society”  of agencies (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • La Mesa school shooting plan foiled (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Mary England denies being evicted in family home foreclosure case (La Mesa  Patch)
  • Local nonprofit group’s video parks worldwide movement (10 News)
  • View the video: Kony 2012, Invisible Children
 
STATE 
  • Chamber takes no position on Gov. Brown’s tax plan, opposes rivals (Sacramento Bee)
  • California revenues 3.2 percent shy in February  (Sacramento Bee)
 
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READER’S EDITORIAL: WILL SAN ONOFRE BE OUR FUKUSHIMA?

 

By Faith Attaguile
 
Not if Ramona resident Dave Patterson has his way
 
March 12, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--A member of Vietnam Veterans for Peace, Mr. Patterson joined about 300 activists yesterday coming up from San Diego, down the coast from Eureka, and across the ocean from Japan. They converged at the San Onofre nuclear power plant for two reasons.
 
One was to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster.
 
The other was to demand the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant. 

TSUNAMI ALERT ISSUED FOR SAN DIEGO: REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 5:46 PM

 

Update 3 p.m.:  The tsunami effect locall remains in effect through 5:46 p.m. today for the entire west coast following an 8.8 quake in Chile.  An early tidal surge proved minor in San Diego though Santa Monica had tides 2.2 feet above normal sea level. In other regions, second and third waves were higher than the first.    

 

EL CAJON’S RESCUE TASK FORCE TO SEND RELIEF TEAM TO HELP WITH TSUNAMI, DONATIONS SOUGHT

 

September 30, 2009 (El Cajon)--Rescue Task Force (RTF) of El Cajon is prepared to respond to the tsunami and earthquake as part of its ongoing relief efforts in Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, RTF and WER (World Emergency Relief) are wiring cash aid to a partner of many years, which has been devastated by the typhoon that claimed hundreds of lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.  Over 50 children and workers at the orphanage that WER supports had to be evacuated by rubber raft through polluted waters, RTF reports (photo).

TSUNAMI ALERT ISSUED FOR WEST COAST

September 29, 2009 (San Diego) 4:30 p.m. -- Federal experts have issued a tsunami advisory for possible dangerous currents in coastal areas of California and Oregon following a magnitude-8 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean near Samoa.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says an advisory means that a tsunami capable of producing strong currents or waves dangerous to persons in or very near the water is imminent or expected.