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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.
December 28, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
This year is shaping up to be the driest in downtown Los Angeles since 1877. Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the  National Weather Service  station at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, which until now had tied for the lowest rainfall. Climatologist Bill Patzert of  NASA's   Jet Propulsion Laboratory  in La Cañada Flintridge blames a long-lasting weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
September 24, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
A defunct NASA satellite, whose doomed descent gained worldwide notoriety, fell back to Earth early Saturday — but exactly when or where the fiery plunge took place could forever be a mystery. "We may never know," said Nicholas Johnson, NASA's chief orbital debris scientist. It probably plunged into the Pacific Ocean, perhaps somewhere between Hawaii and the western coast of North America. There have been no reports of discovered pieces or injuries, further suggesting the debris didn't make it to land, he said.
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.
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