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Latest Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Stories

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2010-09-19 12:05:00

The nation's ability to detect and forecast tsunamis has improved since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but current efforts are still not sufficient to meet challenges posed by tsunamis generated near land that leave little time for warning.

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2010-04-28 09:22:30

Australian researchers describe a mathematical model in the International Journal of Operational Research that can find the ten optimal sites at which tsunami detection buoys and sea-level monitors should be installed.

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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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2009-10-01 14:15:00

Experts say American Samoa was the victim of a perfect storm during the recent tsunami that has resulted in a death toll of 150 people and rising.

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2009-07-15 20:05:00

US government researchers announced Wednesday that satellites can spot the leading edge of a Tsunami by detecting giant waves and getting people out of their way.

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2008-11-24 16:11:53

Scientists reported that a powerful earthquake off Russia's eastern coast on Monday caused automated monitoring systems to falsely indicate small temblors in Idaho and California.

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2008-11-10 14:03:47

The newly implemented Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean, GITEWS, goes into operation today and with this, the system enters its final phase of optimization.

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2008-07-16 17:25:00

For humans in the path of destructive hurricanes and tsunamis, an accurate warning of the pending event is critical for damage control and survival.

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2006-11-22 19:20:00

Researchers are hoping to develop a network of ocean-floor and mobile sensors that would help detect tsunamis in the Indian and Pacific oceans.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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