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Tsunamis

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  • Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears

    A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami, a disaster that never materialized after the shaking that did little more than knock pictures off walls.
  • In 'San Andreas,' there's plenty for quake experts to find fault with

    The snickering could be heard as soon as the first teaser for the movie "San Andreas" was posted online. Key plot points defy the laws of physics. An earthquake that opens up a canyon? Impossible. A San Andreas-triggered tsunami clobbering San...

    Seeing the movie 'San Andreas'? Drop, cover and laugh.

    With the action movie “San Andreas” opening Friday, you’ve probably seen the trailer of buildings in downtown Los Angeles exploding apocalyptically. And you probably know that’s ridiculous.   Although I do get a kick out of...

    Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

    Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'
    The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge....

    Even in flood-prone Houston, 11 inches of rain catches many unprepared

    Even in flood-prone Houston, 11 inches of rain catches many unprepared
    The Tuckers thought they were prepared. The couple knew they lived in a flood-prone area: the Meyerland neighborhood, near Brays Bayou. That’s why, when they built their two-story brick home 27 years ago, they elevated it 3 feet, higher than the...