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2010-04-06 07:25:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing threats of catastrophic tsunami disasters are propelling emergency responders to reevaluate their current methods of communications delivery to those living in affected areas. The Airborne Public Address System offers groundbreaking new technology that replaces the standard siren warning system with an intelligible voice-projected message system. The Airborne Public Address System (APAS) was unveiled as a tsunami communications tool on...

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2010-03-23 09:35:00

A unique wave-generating machine that mimics the activity of real-life tsunamis with unprecedented realism has been used successfully in an Oxfordshire laboratory. The simulator has copied the behavior of the first massive wave of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Developed and built with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding, the tsunami generator will improve understanding of how tsunamis behave. This will aid development of more effective evacuation guidelines for...

2010-03-01 18:51:00

LOS ANGELES, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has a representative on the ground in Chile, coordinating with ONEMI (the National Office of Emergencies and Information) and assessing the needs at local hospitals and clinics, following the devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck February 27. International Medical Corps is also gathering emergency medicines and supplies and has additional Emergency Response Teams of volunteer doctors and nurses on...

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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,...

2010-02-27 16:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --International Medical Corps is monitoring the situation in Chile and in areas in the Pacific basin where tsunami warnings have been issued, following an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck early Saturday. Emergency Response Teams are preparing to deploy to Chile and potential tsunami areas, and are gathering the necessary medicines and supplies. The quake struck at 3:34 a.m. local time and was centered about 70 miles from Concepcion,...

2010-02-27 15:51:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares is sending medical aid and an emergency response team to Chile in the wake of the country's worst earthquake in 50 years. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile's second largest city early this morning destroying buildings, roads, and bridges and damaging the Santiago International Airport. So far 147 deaths have been confirmed and the number is expected to rise. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has declared a state of...

2010-02-09 12:53:52

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, University at Buffalo geography students are participating in a global effort to enhance the international response and recovery effort by helping to assess damage, using images hosted by Google Earth and the Virtual Disaster Viewer, which shares imagery of disasters from various sources. Eight graduate and undergraduate students are conducting the research, under the direction of Chris Renschler, UB associate professor of geography, in his...

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2010-01-28 14:05:00

A UN-sponsored report finds that more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Studies show more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. These catastrophic events affected more than two billion other people and cost a minimum of $960 billion in economic losses. Guha Sapir of the Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters said climate events affected far more people and the threats for these events are increasing. "Most of the...

2010-01-25 12:11:00

Aid agency says comparisons to 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami inaccurate, misleading Global shift toward urbanization will set new paradigms for disaster response World Vision announces increased funding commitment for Haiti relief to $50 million in the United States to scale up massive, long-term relief effort PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The potential death toll and high-visibility of Haiti's deadly earthquake have sparked comparisons to the 2004 Indian Ocean...

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2010-01-25 12:21:02

A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage. The new assessment concludes that the highest waves may be as much as 46 feet, up from estimates of only 33 feet that were made as recently as 1996, and a 40 percent increase. December and January are the months such waves are most...


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