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On August 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake generated a tsunami off the coast of Japan. In addition to causing a meltdown at a nuclear power plant and the loss of thousands of lives, the tsunami waves raced across the ocean and struck the California coast, causing tens of millions of dollars’ worth of damage to six counties. A network of buoys monitors signals of tsunami activity at sea.
Aired: 01/07/15Video has closed captioning.
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