Like the other 14 biggest earthquakes since 1900, the magnitude 8.9 event – that shook Japan and triggered tsunamis that swept the Pacific – was created by a piece of the Earth's crust shoving down into the planet's interior.
03/11/2011 04:41 pm
Tsunami warnings on the US west coast kept most people away from the water, but tsunami waves damaged boats in northern California and flooded parts of Hawaii. Some California surfers ignored a tsunami warning and tried to find bigger waves.
03/11/2011 02:56 pm
Whaling shipwreck: A shipwreck discovered in Hawaii is believed to be the second whaling ship the real-life Capt. Ahab sailed after the famous sperm whale sank his first ship. The remains of the whaling shipwreck are to be displayed in Hawaii, and may travel to Nantucket, where the real Capt. Ahab lived.
02/11/2011 11:18 pm
Trojan asteroid 2008 LC18 is orbiting in a fixed spot in Neptune's orbit where the gravitational pull of Neptune and the sun balance out. Its discovery may help shed light on questions about planetary formation.
08/13/2010 04:15 pm
The Pacific basin's warning network detected the Chile quake's tsunami accurately, and computer models are improving, tsunami experts say.
03/01/2010 06:00 pm
The Hawaii tsunami turned out to be more bark than bite as the tsunami warning for Hawaii has been lifted.
02/27/2010 09:04 pm
Evacuation efforts have begun in Hawaii because of a tsunami warning that was issued following a massive earthquake in Chile.
02/27/2010 02:33 pm
Hawaii tsunami warning issued early Saturday following this morning's massive 8.8 magnitude Chile earthquake.
02/27/2010 11:23 am
An 8.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Chile Saturday morning triggering a tsunami warning for Hawaii.
02/27/2010 08:50 am
Northwest pilots who flew past Flight 188's destination by 150 miles aren't the first to overshoot. Despite other such incidents, new rules on pilot fatigue and cockpit oversight are not yet in place.
10/24/2009 01:00 am