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  • Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide

    Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide

    Monday, May 9 2011 10:44 AM EDT2011-05-09 14:44:50 GMT
    Monday, May 9 2011 10:44 AM EDT2011-05-09 14:44:51 GMT
    When water begins to trickle down the streets of her coastal neighborhood, Yoshiko Takahashi knows it is time to hurry home. 
    When water begins to trickle down the streets of her coastal neighborhood, Yoshiko Takahashi knows it is time to hurry home. 
  • Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building

    Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building

    Thursday, May 5 2011 12:15 PM EDT2011-05-05 16:15:15 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2011 12:15 PM EDT2011-05-05 16:15:15 GMT
    Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating 
    Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating earthquake, the plant's operator said. 
  • Radioactivity rises in sea off Japan nuclear plant

    Radioactivity rises in sea off Japan nuclear plant

    Saturday, April 16 2011 12:46 PM EDT2011-04-16 16:46:02 GMT
    Saturday, April 16 2011 12:46 PM EDT2011-04-16 16:46:42 GMT
    Levels of radioactivity have risen sharply in seawater near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan, signaling the possibility of new leaks at the facility, the government said Saturday. 
    Levels of radioactivity have risen sharply in seawater near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan, signaling the possibility of new leaks at the facility, the government said Saturday. 
  • USS Reagan captain said crew exposed to radiation only once off Japan

    USS Reagan captain said crew exposed to radiation only once off Japan

    Monday, April 11 2011 9:00 PM EDT2011-04-12 01:00:58 GMT
    Monday, April 11 2011 9:00 PM EDT2011-04-12 01:00:58 GMT
    The crew of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was exposed to radiation once during relief efforts off earthquake and tsunami-ravage Japan, the ship's commanding officer said Monday. 
    The crew of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was exposed to radiation once during relief efforts off earthquake and tsunami-ravage Japan, the ship's commanding officer said Monday. 
  • Strong quake jolts Tokyo

    Strong quake jolts Tokyo

    Monday, April 11 2011 10:10 AM EDT2011-04-11 14:10:05 GMT
    Monday, April 11 2011 7:45 PM EDT2011-04-11 23:45:59 GMT
    A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has jolted in Tokyo and its environs. 
    A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has jolted in Tokyo and its environs. 
  • End to Japan nuke crisis is years, a fortune away

    End to Japan nuke crisis is years, a fortune away

    Saturday, April 9 2011 12:24 PM EDT2011-04-09 16:24:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 9 2011 12:24 PM EDT2011-04-09 16:24:17 GMT
    Once Japan's leaky nuclear complex stops spewing radiation and its reactors cool down, making the site safe and removing the ruined equipment is going to be a messy ordeal. 
    Once Japan's leaky nuclear complex stops spewing radiation and its reactors cool down, making the site safe and removing the ruined equipment is going to be a messy ordeal that could take decades and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. 
  • Japan aftershock raises anxiety, knocks out power

    Japan aftershock raises anxiety, knocks out power

    Friday, April 8 2011 11:38 AM EDT2011-04-08 15:38:14 GMT
    Friday, April 8 2011 11:38 AM EDT2011-04-08 15:38:15 GMT
    Shoppers emptied store shelves, traffic snarled after stoplights lost power and drivers waited in long lines to buy gasoline in a new wave of anxiety Friday. 
    Shoppers emptied store shelves, traffic snarled after stoplights lost power and drivers waited in long lines to buy gasoline in a new wave of anxiety Friday after a magnitude-7.1 aftershock struck disaster-weary northeastern Japan. 
  • Strong aftershock rattles disaster-weary Japan

    Strong aftershock rattles disaster-weary Japan

    Thursday, April 7 2011 11:08 AM EDT2011-04-07 15:08:17 GMT
    Thursday, April 7 2011 7:09 PM EDT2011-04-07 23:09:28 GMT
    A big aftershock rocked quake-weary Japan late Thursday, rattling nerves as it knocked out power to the northern part of the country and prompted tsunami warnings that were later canceled. 
    A big aftershock rocked quake-weary Japan late Thursday, rattling nerves as it knocked out power to the northern part of the country and prompted tsunami warnings that were later canceled. 
  • Workers pump nitrogen into damaged nuclear plant

    Workers pump nitrogen into damaged nuclear plant

    Wednesday, April 6 2011 11:21 AM EDT2011-04-06 15:21:12 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2011 7:15 PM EDT2011-04-06 23:15:46 GMT
    Nitrogen is now flowing into an area around one of the six reactors at Japan's damaged nuclear plant. 
    Nitrogen is now flowing into an area around one of the six reactors at Japan's damaged nuclear plant. 
  • Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood

    Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood

    Tuesday, April 5 2011 11:17 AM EDT2011-04-05 15:17:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2011 11:17 AM EDT2011-04-05 15:17:57 GMT
    The government set its first radiation safety standards for fish Tuesday. 
    The government set its first radiation safety standards for fish Tuesday after Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant reported radioactive contamination in nearby seawater measuring at several million times the legal limit. 
  • Japan nuke plant dumps radioactive water into sea

    Japan nuke plant dumps radioactive water into sea

    Monday, April 4 2011 1:10 PM EDT2011-04-04 17:10:54 GMT
    Monday, April 4 2011 7:10 PM EDT2011-04-04 23:10:59 GMT
    Workers began pumping more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean on Monday. 
    Workers began pumping more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean on Monday. 
  • Engineers pin hopes on polymer to stop nuke leak

    Engineers pin hopes on polymer to stop nuke leak

    Sunday, April 3 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-04-03 16:55:29 GMT
    Sunday, April 3 2011 12:55 PM EDT2011-04-03 16:55:29 GMT
    Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant Sunday. 
    Engineers pinned their hopes on chemicals, sawdust and shredded newspaper to stop highly radioactive water pouring into the ocean from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant Sunday as officials said it will take several months to bring the crisis under control, the first time they have provided a timetable. 
  • Radiation slows recovery of dead near Japan plant

    Radiation slows recovery of dead near Japan plant

    Thursday, March 31 2011 11:20 AM EDT2011-03-31 15:20:27 GMT
    Thursday, March 31 2011 11:20 AM EDT2011-03-31 15:20:28 GMT
    In the shadow of Japan's struggle to stem radioactive leaks from its stricken nuclear complex, police in white moon suits pull bodies of tsunami victims from an evacuated zone. 
    In the shadow of Japan's struggle to stem radioactive leaks from its stricken nuclear complex, police in white moon suits pull bodies of tsunami victims from an evacuated zone in halting work interrupted by radiation alarms. 
  • Japan's government criticizes nuke plant operator

    Japan's government criticizes nuke plant operator

    Saturday, March 26 2011 2:49 PM EDT2011-03-26 18:49:46 GMT
    Saturday, March 26 2011 2:49 PM EDT2011-03-26 18:49:46 GMT
    Japan's government revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant on Saturday. 
    Japan's government revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant on Saturday, including sending workers in without protective footwear in its faltering efforts to control a monumental crisis. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile, rushed to deliver fresh water to replace corrosive saltwater now being used in a desperate bid to cool the plant's overheated reactors. 
  • Breach suspected at troubled Japanese power plant

    Breach suspected at troubled Japanese power plant

    Friday, March 25 2011 3:19 PM EDT2011-03-25 19:19:06 GMT
    Friday, March 25 2011 3:19 PM EDT2011-03-25 19:19:06 GMT
    Two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami triggered a crisis at a nuclear plant, the government said Friday there is a suspected breach at a reactor. 
    Two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami triggered a crisis at a nuclear plant, the government said Friday there is a suspected breach at a reactor — another setback that would mean radioactive contamination at the facility is more serious than once thought. 
  • Japan faces its next chore: Cleaning up

    Japan faces its next chore: Cleaning up

    Thursday, March 24 2011 9:50 PM EDT2011-03-25 01:50:41 GMT
    Thursday, March 24 2011 9:52 PM EDT2011-03-25 01:52:25 GMT
    Where do you even start? 
    Where do you even start? 
  • Concern in Tokyo over radiation in tap water

    Concern in Tokyo over radiation in tap water

    Wednesday, March 23 2011 11:38 AM EDT2011-03-23 15:38:09 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2011 7:22 PM EDT2011-03-23 23:22:32 GMT
    Radiation leaking from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant has caused Tokyo's tap water to exceed safety standards for infants to drink, officials said Wednesday 
    Radiation leaking from Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant has caused Tokyo's tap water to exceed safety standards for infants to drink, officials said Wednesday 
  • Carlsbad families host tsunami survivors from Japan

    Carlsbad families host tsunami survivors from Japan

    Wednesday, March 23 2011 2:55 PM EDT2011-03-23 18:55:07 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2011 3:05 PM EDT2011-03-23 19:05:50 GMT
    A group of young adults who survived Japan's devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami are visiting their sister city here in San Diego County. 
    A group of young adults who survived Japan's devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami are visiting their sister city here in San Diego County. 
  • Calif. panel weighs nuclear safety after quake

    Calif. panel weighs nuclear safety after quake

    Tuesday, March 22 2011 7:00 PM EDT2011-03-22 23:00:57 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2011 7:00 PM EDT2011-03-22 23:00:58 GMT
    State lawmakers called on California utilities Monday to delay efforts to relicense nuclear power plants until the companies complete detailed seismic maps to get a true picture of the risks 
    State lawmakers called on California utilities Monday to delay efforts to relicense nuclear power plants until the companies complete detailed seismic maps to get a true picture of the risks posed by earthquakes and tsunamis. 
  • Power lines up in progress at Japan nuclear plant

    Power lines up in progress at Japan nuclear plant

    Tuesday, March 22 2011 11:22 AM EDT2011-03-22 15:22:29 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2011 11:22 AM EDT2011-03-22 15:22:29 GMT
    Workers reconnected power lines to all six reactor units at Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear plant Tuesday, its operator said, marking a significant step in bringing the overheated complex under control. 
    Workers reconnected power lines to all six reactor units at Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear plant Tuesday, its operator said, marking a significant step in bringing the overheated complex under control. 
  • No quick fix seen at Japan's nuclear plant

    No quick fix seen at Japan's nuclear plant

    Monday, March 21 2011 1:00 PM EDT2011-03-21 17:00:38 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2011 8:02 PM EDT2011-03-22 00:02:40 GMT
    Officials raced Monday to restore electricity to Japan's leaking nuclear plant, but getting the power flowing will hardly be the end of their battle. 
    Officials raced Monday to restore electricity to Japan's leaking nuclear plant, but getting the power flowing will hardly be the end of their battle. 
  • Images of disaster in Japan lend visual power

    Images of disaster in Japan lend visual power

    Monday, March 21 2011 10:25 AM EDT2011-03-21 14:25:29 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2011 10:28 AM EDT2011-03-21 14:28:36 GMT
    Sometimes it's a fast-moving ooze: A street becomes a stream, grows into a river and then a raging mountain of moving debris. 
    Sometimes it's a fast-moving ooze: A street becomes a stream, grows into a river and then a raging mountain of moving debris. Sometimes, it's a wet curtain of water crashing over a shoreline, tossing trees, ships and cars casually aside as a child would a stack of Legos. 
  • Japan's disaster toll rises with 18,000 deaths

    Japan's disaster toll rises with 18,000 deaths

    Monday, March 21 2011 12:00 AM EDT2011-03-21 04:00:24 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2011 12:00 AM EDT2011-03-21 04:00:24 GMT
    The toll of Japan's triple disaster came into clearer focus Monday after police estimates showed more than 18,000 people died. 
    The toll of Japan's triple disaster came into clearer focus Monday after police estimates showed more than 18,000 people died, the World Bank said rebuilding may cost $235 billion and more cases of radiation-tainted vegetables and tap water turned up. 
  • Could San Diego's latest storm blow in radiation from Japan

    Could San Diego's latest storm blow in radiation from Japan

    Sunday, March 20 2011 11:07 PM EDT2011-03-21 03:07:13 GMT
    Sunday, March 20 2011 11:12 PM EDT2011-03-21 03:12:49 GMT
    Could the rain, combined with the trace levels of radiation in the plume from Japan, create radiation rain? 
    Could the rain, combined with the trace levels of radiation in the plume from Japan, create radiation rain? 
  • Rescuers find 80-year-old woman, teen in rubble

    Rescuers find 80-year-old woman, teen in rubble

    Sunday, March 20 2011 1:12 PM EDT2011-03-20 17:12:58 GMT
    Sunday, March 20 2011 1:12 PM EDT2011-03-20 17:12:58 GMT
    Police say an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy have been rescued from the wreckage of a house in northeastern Japan, nine days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. 
    Police say an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy have been rescued from the wreckage of a house in northeastern Japan, nine days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. 
  • Japan nuke plant says 2 of 6 units under control

    Japan nuke plant says 2 of 6 units under control

    Sunday, March 20 2011 12:37 PM EDT2011-03-20 16:37:40 GMT
    Sunday, March 20 2011 12:37 PM EDT2011-03-20 16:37:41 GMT
    The operator of Japan's crippled, leaking nuclear plant says two of the six reactor units are now safely under control after their fuel storage pools cooled down. 
    The operator of Japan's crippled, leaking nuclear plant says two of the six reactor units are now safely under control after their fuel storage pools cooled down. 
  • CA officials say no radiation threat detected

    CA officials say no radiation threat detected

    Friday, March 18 2011 11:52 AM EDT2011-03-18 15:52:07 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2011 6:13 PM EDT2011-03-18 22:13:24 GMT
    Government experts in the United States are keeping a close eye on any radioactive particles that could travel from Japan, and they may already be seeing trace amounts. 
    Government experts in the United States are keeping a close eye on any radioactive particles that could travel from Japan, and they may already be seeing trace amounts. 
  • A week after quake, Japan's leader vows to rebuild

    A week after quake, Japan's leader vows to rebuild

    Friday, March 18 2011 5:38 PM EDT2011-03-18 21:38:15 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2011 5:38 PM EDT2011-03-18 21:38:16 GMT
    Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency. 
    Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency. 
  • Japan raises severity of nuclear accident

    Japan raises severity of nuclear accident

    Friday, March 18 2011 11:39 AM EDT2011-03-18 15:39:42 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2011 11:39 AM EDT2011-03-18 15:39:43 GMT
    Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the severity rating of the country's nuclear crisis Friday from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level international scale. 
    Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the severity rating of the country's nuclear crisis Friday from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level international scale, putting it on par with the Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania in 1979. 
  • UCSD students launch campaign to raise money for Japanese quake victims

    UCSD students launch campaign to raise money for Japanese quake victims

    Thursday, March 17 2011 8:41 PM EDT2011-03-18 00:41:27 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2011 8:44 PM EDT2011-03-18 00:44:48 GMT
    With Japanese reeling from a massive earthquake, tsunami and radioactive plume, UC San Diego students are launching a campaign to rasie $10,000 in donations. 
    With Japanese reeling from a massive earthquake, tsunami and radioactive plume, UC San Diego students are launching a campaign to rasie $10,000 in donations. 
  • Japan tries multi-pronged approach to cool reactors

    Japan tries multi-pronged approach to cool reactors

    Wednesday, March 16 2011 11:00 AM EDT2011-03-16 15:00:28 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2011 7:04 PM EDT2011-03-17 23:04:12 GMT
    Japan tried high-pressure water cannons, fire trucks and even helicopters that dropped batches of seawater in increasingly frantic attempts Thursday to cool an overheated nuclear complex 
    Japan tried high-pressure water cannons, fire trucks and even helicopters that dropped batches of seawater in increasingly frantic attempts Thursday to cool an overheated nuclear complex 
  • Officials: Iodine pills not needed to protect against Japan radiation

    Officials: Iodine pills not needed to protect against Japan radiation

    Thursday, March 17 2011 3:38 PM EDT2011-03-17 19:38:03 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2011 3:45 PM EDT2011-03-17 19:45:16 GMT
    Residents of San Diego County do not need to take potassium iodide tablets to protect themselves from Japan's nuclear emergency, county health officials advised Thursday. 
    Residents of San Diego County do not need to take potassium iodide tablets to protect themselves from Japan's nuclear emergency, county health officials advised Thursday. 
  • Hope for missing fades in Japan; elderly hard-hit

    Hope for missing fades in Japan; elderly hard-hit

    Thursday, March 17 2011 12:07 PM EDT2011-03-17 16:07:20 GMT
    Thursday, March 17 2011 12:07 PM EDT2011-03-17 16:07:21 GMT
    The elderly couple fled their home on foot as the warning sirens blared. But they could not keep up with their neighbors and fell behind as the tsunami rushed in. 
    The elderly couple fled their home on foot as the warning sirens blared. But they could not keep up with their neighbors and fell behind as the tsunami rushed in. 
  • Nuclear crisis prompts potassium iodine buying frenzy

    Nuclear crisis prompts potassium iodine buying frenzy

    Wednesday, March 16 2011 3:07 PM EDT2011-03-16 19:07:39 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2011 3:23 PM EDT2011-03-16 19:23:44 GMT
    As fears of a meltdown grow in Japan, people here on the west coast are buying up potassium iodide pills. 
    As fears of a meltdown grow in Japan, people here on the west coast are buying up potassium iodide pills. 
  • Experts: US grain exports to Japan likely to slow

    Experts: US grain exports to Japan likely to slow

    Wednesday, March 16 2011 11:13 AM EDT2011-03-16 15:13:03 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2011 11:13 AM EDT2011-03-16 15:13:04 GMT
    The U.S. will likely send less food to Japan in the coming weeks as damage from Friday's earthquake and tsunami makes shipping to some areas difficult. 
    The U.S. will likely send less food to Japan in the coming weeks as damage from Friday's earthquake and tsunami makes shipping to some areas difficult and demand drops while people focus on burying the dead and other emergency work, agriculture experts said. 
  • Nuclear plant workers evacuate after radiation spike

    Nuclear plant workers evacuate after radiation spike

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 7:50 PM EDT2011-03-15 23:50:38 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2011 2:06 AM EDT2011-03-16 06:06:53 GMT
    Things have become so dangerous at a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan that the people who've been working to prevent a meltdown have now been pulled out. 
    Things have become so dangerous at a nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan that the people who've been working to prevent a meltdown have now been pulled out. 
  • Caught on Video: Japan disaster as it hit

    Caught on Video: Japan disaster as it hit

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 8:44 PM EDT2011-03-16 00:44:00 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2011 9:34 PM EDT2011-03-16 01:34:33 GMT
    When Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, a lot of people were on the streets with their cell phones in hand. 
    When Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, a lot of people were on the streets with their cell phones in hand. 
  • How Japan TV is reporting the disaster

    How Japan TV is reporting the disaster

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 9:20 PM EDT2011-03-16 01:20:07 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2011 9:20 PM EDT2011-03-16 01:20:07 GMT
    Wall-to-wall coverage of the devastation in Japan is now available in San Diego. News 8 spent the afternoon with a translator taking an inside look at the broadcasts. 
    Wall-to-wall coverage of the devastation in Japan is now available in San Diego. News 8 spent the afternoon with a translator taking an inside look at the broadcasts. 
  • Japan's nuclear crisis sparking local safety concerns

    Japan's nuclear crisis sparking local safety concerns

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 1:31 AM EDT2011-03-15 05:31:17 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2011 3:14 PM EDT2011-03-15 19:14:23 GMT
    The San Diego-based U.S.S. Ronald Reagan had to reposition off the coast of Japan, after radiation was detected on board. 
    The San Diego-based U.S.S. Ronald Reagan had to reposition off the coast of Japan, after radiation was detected on board. 
  • Stocks plunge as Japan nuclear crisis worsens

    Stocks plunge as Japan nuclear crisis worsens

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 2:11 PM EDT2011-03-15 18:11:14 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2011 3:13 PM EDT2011-03-15 19:13:34 GMT
    Stocks plunged Tuesday and bond prices rose as the nuclear crisis in Japan intensified following a deadly earthquake and tsunami. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points. 
    Stocks plunged Tuesday and bond prices rose as the nuclear crisis in Japan intensified following a deadly earthquake and tsunami. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points. 
  • Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire

    Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 11:16 AM EDT2011-03-15 15:16:17 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2011 3:12 PM EDT2011-03-15 19:12:36 GMT
    Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday. 
    Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami. 
  • More US relief crews exposed to radiation in Japan

    More US relief crews exposed to radiation in Japan

    Tuesday, March 15 2011 2:16 PM EDT2011-03-15 18:16:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2011 2:22 PM EDT2011-03-15 18:22:01 GMT
    More U.S. military crews were exposed to radiation Tuesday as the Pentagon ramped up relief flights over a Japan reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. 
    More U.S. military crews were exposed to radiation Tuesday as the Pentagon ramped up relief flights over a Japan reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. 
  • Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

    Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

    Monday, March 14 2011 11:14 AM EDT2011-03-14 15:14:06 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2011 9:29 PM EDT2011-03-15 01:29:17 GMT
    A third explosion in four days rocked a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan early Tuesday as authorities struggled to avert a catastrophic release of radiation. 
    A third explosion in four days rocked a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan early Tuesday as authorities struggled to avert a catastrophic release of radiation. 
  • Radiation detected on-board USS Ronald Reagan

    Radiation detected on-board USS Ronald Reagan

    Monday, March 14 2011 1:34 PM EDT2011-03-14 17:34:59 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2011 7:25 PM EDT2011-03-14 23:25:29 GMT
    The San Diego-based USS Ronald Reagan was forced to reposition Sunday after detecting levels of radiation on-board. 
    The San Diego-based USS Ronald Reagan was forced to reposition Sunday after detecting levels of radiation on-board. 
  • Hundreds of bodies wash ashore in quake-hit Japan

    Hundreds of bodies wash ashore in quake-hit Japan

    Monday, March 14 2011 11:20 AM EDT2011-03-14 15:20:05 GMT
    Monday, March 14 2011 5:33 PM EDT2011-03-14 21:33:09 GMT
    Hundreds of dead have washed ashore on Japan's devastated northeast coast since last week's earthquake and tsunami. Others were dug out of the debris Monday by firefighters using pickaxes and chain saws. 
    Hundreds of dead have washed ashore on Japan's devastated northeast coast since last week's earthquake and tsunami. Others were dug out of the debris Monday by firefighters using pickaxes and chain saws. 
  • 180K flee as Japan's nuke-plant crisis intensifies

    180K flee as Japan's nuke-plant crisis intensifies

    Sunday, March 13 2011 9:36 AM EDT2011-03-13 13:36:10 GMT
    Sunday, March 13 2011 10:15 PM EDT2011-03-14 02:15:58 GMT
    Japanese officials warned of a possible second explosion at a nuclear plant crippled by the earthquake and tsunami as they raced to stave off multiple reactor meltdowns. 
    Japanese officials warned of a possible second explosion at a nuclear plant crippled by the earthquake and tsunami as they raced to stave off multiple reactor meltdowns, but they provided few details about whether they were making progress. More than 180,000 people have evacuated the area, and up to 160 may have been exposed to radiation. 
  • Local Japanese church prays for quake victims

    Local Japanese church prays for quake victims

    Saturday, March 12 2011 9:09 PM EST2011-03-13 02:09:48 GMT
    Sunday, March 13 2011 1:19 PM EDT2011-03-13 17:19:41 GMT
    People in San Diego are trying frantically to get in touch with loved ones in Japan. 
    eople in San Diego are trying frantically to get in touch with loved ones in Japan. One local Japanese church held a service Saturday morning. 
  • Japan quake-tsunami death toll likely over 10,000

    Japan quake-tsunami death toll likely over 10,000

    Sunday, March 13 2011 9:29 AM EDT2011-03-13 13:29:46 GMT
    Sunday, March 13 2011 9:29 AM EDT2011-03-13 13:29:47 GMT
    People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food. 


    People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food, as the country grappled with the enormity of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead in one area alone.
     
  • Governor declares emergency in 4 Calif. counties

    Governor declares emergency in 4 Calif. counties

    Friday, March 11 2011 6:35 PM EST2011-03-11 23:35:53 GMT
    Saturday, March 12 2011 9:40 PM EST2011-03-13 02:40:58 GMT
    While it was certainly nothing like what they saw in Japan, the tsunami did cause some damage here in California, prompting Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in four California counties. 
    While it was certainly nothing like what they saw in Japan, the tsunami did cause some damage here in California, prompting Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in four California counties. 
  • For battered Japan, a new threat: nuclear meltdown

    For battered Japan, a new threat: nuclear meltdown

    Friday, March 11 2011 9:10 PM EST2011-03-12 02:10:35 GMT
    Saturday, March 12 2011 9:05 PM EST2011-03-13 02:05:17 GMT
    Cooling systems failed at another nuclear reactor on Japan's devastated coast Sunday, hours after an explosion at a nearby unit made leaking radiation. 
    Cooling systems failed at another nuclear reactor on Japan's devastated coast Sunday, hours after an explosion at a nearby unit made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat to the country following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. 
  • Scenes of devastation at heart of Japan disaster

    Scenes of devastation at heart of Japan disaster

    Saturday, March 12 2011 12:05 PM EST2011-03-12 17:05:55 GMT
    Saturday, March 12 2011 1:10 PM EST2011-03-12 18:10:57 GMT
    Miles from the ocean's edge, weary, mud-spattered survivors wandered streets strewn with fallen trees, crumpled cars, even small airplanes. Relics of lives now destroyed were everywhere. 
    Miles from the ocean's edge, weary, mud-spattered survivors wandered streets strewn with fallen trees, crumpled cars, even small airplanes. Relics of lives now destroyed were everywhere — half a piano, a textbook, a soiled red sleeping bag. 
  • Japan quake triggers tsunami warning for San Diego; no major damage reported

    Japan quake triggers tsunami warning for San Diego; no major damage reported

    Friday, March 11 2011 9:53 AM EST2011-03-11 14:53:04 GMT
    Saturday, March 12 2011 12:13 PM EST2011-03-12 17:13:59 GMT
    A tsunami advisory was in effect in the San Diego area Friday in the aftermath of a devastating magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan, but as of early afternoon, no major problems had been reported locally. 
    A tsunami advisory was in effect in the San Diego area Friday in the aftermath of a devastating magnitude-8.9 earthquake in Japan, but as of early afternoon, no major problems had been reported locally. 
  • Bait barge in Mission Bay breaks apart in post-tsunami surge

    Bait barge in Mission Bay breaks apart in post-tsunami surge

    Friday, March 11 2011 10:03 PM EST2011-03-12 03:03:50 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 10:15 PM EST2011-03-12 03:15:35 GMT
    Tidal surges triggered by an earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan broke up a barge in Quivera Basin, creating a hazard for local boaters. 
    Tidal surges triggered by an earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan broke up a barge in Quivera Basin, creating a hazard for local boaters. 
  • In U.S., Calif., Ore. sustained most damage from tsunami

    In U.S., Calif., Ore. sustained most damage from tsunami

    Friday, March 11 2011 9:02 PM EST2011-03-12 02:02:20 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 9:05 PM EST2011-03-12 02:05:32 GMT
    The warnings traveled quickly across the Pacific in the middle of the night: An 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan spawned a deadly tsunami, and it was racing east Friday as fast as a jetliner. 
    The warnings traveled quickly across the Pacific in the middle of the night: An 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan spawned a deadly tsunami, and it was racing east Friday as fast as a jetliner. 
  • Tsunami delays Carnival Cruise ship in San Diego

    Tsunami delays Carnival Cruise ship in San Diego

    Friday, March 11 2011 8:40 PM EST2011-03-12 01:40:46 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 8:40 PM EST2011-03-12 01:40:46 GMT
    A cruise ship just off the coast of San Diego was delayed Friday because of the tsunami in Japan. 
    A cruise ship just off the coast of San Diego was delayed Friday because of the tsunami in Japan. 
  • Powerful quake, tsunami kills hundreds in Japan

    Powerful quake, tsunami kills hundreds in Japan

    Friday, March 11 2011 2:13 AM EST2011-03-11 07:13:20 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 6:32 PM EST2011-03-11 23:32:38 GMT
    A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday. 
    For more than two terrifying, seemingly endless minutes Friday, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan shook apart homes and buildings, cracked open highways and unnerved even those who have learned to live with swaying skyscrapers. 
  • Tsunami sweeps 5 to sea, rips out Calif. docks

    Tsunami sweeps 5 to sea, rips out Calif. docks

    Friday, March 11 2011 5:57 PM EST2011-03-11 22:57:13 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 6:05 PM EST2011-03-11 23:05:01 GMT
    A tsunami triggered by a Japanese earthquake has swept at least five people watching the waves along the West Coast out to sea Friday. 
    A tsunami triggered by a Japanese earthquake has swept at least five people watching the waves along the West Coast out to sea Friday. 
  • Obama offers to assist earthquake-stricken Japan

    Obama offers to assist earthquake-stricken Japan

    Friday, March 11 2011 11:37 AM EST2011-03-11 16:37:58 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 2:50 PM EST2011-03-11 19:50:32 GMT
    President Barack Obama assured earthquake-ravaged Japan Friday that the United States "stands ready to help" and said the administration is ready to spring to the aid of Hawaii and the West Coast if necessary. 
    President Barack Obama assured earthquake-ravaged Japan Friday that the United States "stands ready to help" and said the administration is ready to spring to the aid of Hawaii and the West Coast if necessary. 
  • San Diego-based USS Reagan diverted to Japan

    San Diego-based USS Reagan diverted to Japan

    Friday, March 11 2011 12:48 PM EST2011-03-11 17:48:38 GMT
    Friday, March 11 2011 2:44 PM EST2011-03-11 19:44:56 GMT
    The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was diverted to the northern coast of Japan today to provide aid to victims of a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that has more than killed 300 people. 
    The San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was diverted to the northern coast of Japan today to provide aid to victims of a magnitude 8.9 earthquake that has more than killed 300 people. 
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