Tag: tsunami

San Onofre plant (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

San Onofre to Become Beachfront Nuclear Dump Site

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) is about to be America’s first beachfront nuclear dump site, with ratepayers having already funded $4.4 billion to tear down the plant’s 3 nuclear power reactors.

Tsunami Zone (Charles Wagner / Flickr / Cropped)

Small Tsunami Hits California After Chile Quake

A large magnitude 8.3 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Chile triggered tsunami alerts around the Pacific rim–including in California, where a small tsunami wave hit the coast early Thursday.

Tsunami Drill (Michelle Moons / Breitbart News)

New Tsunami Warning Resurrects Old California Fears

Californians have been warned for decades that “the big one” could shove the coveted coastline into the sea in the wake of a massive earthquake like the one featured in Vin Diesel’s new disaster flick San Andreas. Now, a new study is pumping statistics into old fears that the threat could come to life.

Catalina (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Catalina Island Sinking, Could Cause Tsunamis

According to a Stanford graduate student, the jet-setters who live in Marina Del Rey should don their scuba gear: Catalina Island is sinking, and that may trigger a tsunami that would leave them submerged.

Tsunami Zone (Charles Wagner / Flickr / Cropped)

Ventura Fault Could Produce 8.0-Earthquake, ‘Severe’ Tsunami

New research suggests that a fault underneath the city of Ventura, roughly one hour northwest of L.A., could produce an 8.0-magnitude earthquake, as well as “severe” tsunamis previously thought impossible in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reports.