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Mar. 12 - The tsunami rolled across the Pacific as fast as a jetliner at 800km/h before hitting Hawaii and the West Coast. Since then, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas in California, Oregon and Washington. The biggest waves of more than two meters were recorded near California's Crescent City. In addition, a tsunami warning extended across the continent to South America, where many other coastal regions were evacuated. There have been no reports of major damage from those regions.
Mar. 1 - Hundreds of thousands rallied in Yemen's largest cities to mourn the protesters killed in Aden. The day was named "Tuesday of Rage." Tens of thousands more marched through the streets of Ibb and Taiz, south of Sanaa. Protesters fought to end Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh's three-decade rule. In the capital Sanaa, demonstrators chanted "With blood and soul we support you, Aden," referring to the southern port city where most of the 24 people killed in the past two weeks of protests have died. Already rocked by separatism and an al Qaeda insurgency, Yemen is one of the Arab nations most shaken by popular protests sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East.
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