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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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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, says a new congressionally requested report from the National Research Council. The report calls for a comprehensive national assessment of tsunami risk and improved communication and coordination among the two federal Tsunami Warning Centers, emergency...

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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. The model could save time and money in the installation of a detection system as well as providing warning for the maximum number of people should a potentially devastating tsunami occur again in the Indian Ocean. A magnitude 9.3 shook the sea floor off the coast of Aceh, in...

2010-03-24 07:00:00

MELBOURNE, Fla. and NICOSIA, Cyprus, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, is providing communications technology, engineering services and operations support for a new offshore sensor system to help detect and provide early warnings of tsunamis in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Harris is supporting CSnet International, Inc., whose CSnet (CYPRUS) Ltd. affiliate is teamed with the Oceanography...

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2009-07-20 08:51:52

The potential for a huge Pacific Ocean tsunami on the West Coast of America may be greater than previously thought, according to a new study of geological evidence along the Gulf of Alaska coast. The new research suggests that future tsunamis could reach a scale far beyond that suffered in the tsunami generated by the great 1964 Alaskan earthquake. Official figures put the number of deaths caused by the earthquake at around 130: 114 in Alaska and 16 in Oregon and California. The tsunami...

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2009-07-15 20:05:00

U.S. 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. The researchers looked at satellite images in the Indian Ocean as the December 2004 tsunami hit Thailand, Sri Lanka and other places.  They found patterns in the water that shows evidence of the big wave. "We've found that roughness of the surface water provides a good measure of the true strength of the tsunami along its...

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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. The U.S. Geological Survey said the real quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck the Sea of Okhotsk 195 miles west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.  In the western U.S., the jolt caused computerized seismic stations to send out false quake reports.  The report...

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2008-01-18 13:35:00

PASADENA, Calif. "“ A wave of new NASA research on tsunamis has yielded an innovative method to improve existing tsunami warning systems, and a potentially groundbreaking new theory on the source of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In one study, published last fall in Geophysical Research Letters, researcher Y. Tony Song of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., demonstrated that real-time data from NASA's network of global positioning system (GPS) stations can...

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2007-08-23 20:00:00

TOKYO -- It's still beyond the reach of science to predict exactly when an earthquake will strike, but Japan will soon get the next best thing - televised warnings that come before anyone feels the ground shake. Japan's Meteorological Agency and national broadcaster are teaming up to alert the public of earthquakes as much as 30 seconds before they hit, or at least before they can bring their full force down on populated areas. The system - the first of its kind in the world - does not...


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