November 15, 1985 |
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred Thursday in the Pacific Ocean off the Alaska pensinsula, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. No damage or injuries were reported.
August 30, 2013 |
Who can turn down a free day to mingle with penguins and a new harbor seal pup? Seniors Day at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach offers free entrance Sept. 6 for the 50-and-older crowd. The deal: A valid ID is all that's needed for seniors to receive free admission to the museum that houses 11,000 ocean animals from nearly 500 species. Fish, sea creatures, the Shark Lagoon, the Magellanic penguins and other displays highlight what dwells in the southern and northern Pacific Ocean.
December 26, 2009 |
The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, caused by a major earthquake under the seafloor north of Aceh in Sumatra, struck five years ago today, killing more than 200,000 people. Scientists say another massive undersea earthquake is long overdue beneath the Mentawai islands in Indonesia and could trigger another deadly tsunami any time. Here is some of the science behind the process. How tsunamis occur In the Sumatra area, tectonic plates meet in a subduction zone -- a place where the boundaries of one plate are forced beneath the other plate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2006 |
City Councilman Bill Rosendahl called Tuesday for a law that would protect neighborhood views of the Pacific Ocean, the Santa Monica Mountains and other natural resources. City planners are expected to draft a proposed law within 60 days. Rosendahl, who made a campaign promise to seek such an ordinance, said that "long-held and precious vistas of the ocean and the mountains are threatened by overdevelopment."
September 12, 2008 |
Chile is making its entire Pacific Ocean territorial waters a whale sanctuary. The Senate unanimously passed a bill submitted by President Michelle Bachelet that bans whale hunting off Chile's 3,400-mile coast. Chile has not hunted whales since the 1970s. But Bachelet says the nation wants to send a clear sign of its will to protect whales in its waters.
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December 27, 2005 |
Sheriff's officials suspended a search late Monday for a Camarillo teen missing from a boat that capsized three days earlier in the Pacific Ocean, saying they were uncertain whether rescue efforts would be resumed today. Capt. Tom Convery said that if foggy, rainy weather and high waves continue, attempts to find William Schneider, 18, might have to be delayed.
March 31, 2001 |
A British rower completed an 8,060-mile crossing of the Pacific Ocean in dramatic fashion when he was thrown from his boat as he neared Australia and was forced to swim the final 200 yards in heavy surf. Jim Shekhdar, 54, began his journey in Peru last June. He is the only person known to have crossed the Pacific in a rowboat without assistance.