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November 15, 1985 | Associated Press
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.
April 19, 2005
With its offshore faults and low-lying beach areas, Southern California has been hit by tsunamis in the past and will always be at some risk. In a worst-case scenario, experts say, up to 75,000 people could die. Here are the three types of geological events that researchers say could one day send a flood of ocean water our way: 1. Local underwater hazards The Catalina fault is a prime local tsunami hazard. A big quake there could push up the seafloor, displacing water that would swamp the shoreline.
May 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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."
December 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
September 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
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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