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GPS On Commercial Ships Could Improve Tsunami Warnings
2012-05-07 07:44:47

Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis, according to a study published May 5 by scientists at the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Indonesian Earthquake: Update
2012-04-11 08:37:20

Wednesday’s powerful 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Indonesia’s western coast at 2:38 p.m. local time, was followed by fears of a tsunami, gripping a region that still had the 2004 tsunami -- one that ravaged numerous coastal communities along the Indian Ocean and killing more than 230,000 people -- fresh in their minds.

8.7 Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warnings For Indian Ocean Coastlines
2012-04-11 05:33:00

A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Indian Ocean on Wednesday April 11 after a massive 8.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia at 2:38 p.m. local time (3:38 a.m. EST) sent residents around the region out of their homes and offices in fear.

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2011-04-07 10:55:00

Another earthquake hit Japan today, just weeks after another devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.

2011-03-11 11:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps is responding to the situation in Japan and tsunami-warning areas, following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's coast, triggering a tsunami that devastated northern parts of the country and put a tsunami warning in effect for much of the Pacific.

2010-12-23 17:59:23

Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed.

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2010-10-12 07:57:39

Geologists studying the Jan 12 Haiti earthquake say the risk of destructive tsunamis is higher than expected in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles.

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2010-08-18 15:00:00

New research finds that a deadly tsunami that hit several South Pacific islands last year was spawned by two monstrous earthquakes.

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2010-02-28 06:00:00

The first tsunami hit Japan's outlying islands early Sunday after a strong earthquake rocked the South American country of Chile on Saturday morning.

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2010-02-28 06:20:00

A very strong earthquake struck Chile early Saturday morning damaging buildings, destroying bridges and tossing cars and trucks around like they were toys.