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Tsunami spawned by Japan's quake smacks California and Oregon
Tsunami spawned by Japan's quake smacks California and Oregon

The long arm of a ferocious tsunami crashed into California and the Pacific Northwest on Friday, with 6- to 8-foot surges flooding beaches and harbors, splintering docks, crushing scores of boats in marinas and triggering evacuations of shoreline residents. The Coast Guard called off the search Friday for a man who was swept out to sea near Crescent City, a town of 7,500 people 20 miles south of the Oregon border. The man had been taking photographs with two friends at the mouth of the Klamath River when they were pulled into the ocean. The friends were able to swim to safety. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in four counties, citing "conditions of extreme peril to the...

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