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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. James Foster, lead author and Assistant Researcher at the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), and colleagues were able to detect and measure the properties of the...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com 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. But hours after the fears of a tsunami subsided, a strong 8.2-magnitude aftershock hit the region sparking a new...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com 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. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the temblor was centered 20 miles beneath the ocean floor, a little more than 300 miles from the provincial capital of Banda Aceh. The quake put emergency...

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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. A tsunami warming for a wave up to 6-feet has been issued by the Japan meteorological agency.  The warning was issued for a coastal area already torn apart by the tsunami that struck last month and took 25,000 lives sparking an ongoing crisis at a nuclear power plant. Officials say Thursday's quake was a 7.1-magnitude and hit 25 miles under water and off the...

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. "We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate...

2010-12-23 17:59:23

Technical setup of the early warning sysem completed 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. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts the sole responsibility for the overall system. "The innovative technical approach of GITEWS is based on a combination of different sensors, whose central element is a fast and precise detection and analysis of...

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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. Like Haiti's capital, these cities all lie near the coast and near an active geologic feature called a strike-slip fault where two tectonic plates slide past each other like two hands rubbing against each other. Until now, geologists did not consider the tsunami risk to be very high in these places because when these faults...

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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. It was originally thought that a single powerful magnitude-8.1 jolt triggered the tsunami last September 29 that killed over 200 people in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga. Two teams used different research techniques that have separately concluded that the disaster was because of a rare double whammy that hit within minutes of each other.  The two...

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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. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the first wave was recorded in the Ogasawara islands.  It was only 4 inches high.  Another wave was seen in Hokkaido that was 12 inches high. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has already lifted its warning for every country but Russia and Japan.  Some countries, including the Philippines,...

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2010-02-28 06:20:00

A magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday morning; damaging buildings, destroying bridges and tossing cars and trucks around like they were toys. The earthquake set off a tsunami that battered the Chilean coast minutes after the devastating tremor. The waves quickly pushed out westward into the Pacific Ocean, where more than 50 nations waited to feel some kind of effect from the early morning tragedy. The quake, which is the strongest to hit Chile in 50 years, struck at 3:34...


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