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2011-06-05 10:41:50

An unusual signal detected by the seismic monitoring station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's research facility on Barro Colorado Island results from waves in Lake Gatun, the reservoir that forms the Panama Canal channel, scientists report. Understanding seismic background signals leads to improved earthquake and tsunami detection in the Caribbean region where 100 tsunamis have been reported in the past 500 years.As part of a $37.5 million U.S. presidential initiative to...

2008-07-02 18:00:16

By Chicago Tribune Jul. 2--The Chicago Park District issued a swim ban Wednesday afternoon in response to a National Weather Service seiche warning, officials said. The warning was issued after a massive storm front currently over the lower peninsula of Michigan crossed Lake Michigan in the early afternoon Wednesday and piled the water toward the Michigan shore as it traveled east. Water flooded the harbor in St. Joseph, Mich., and crept more than 15 feet across the sand there, said...


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