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2014-02-18 08:56:55

Instead of winging it, planners need to think carefully about costs and benefits The dramatic images of natural disasters in recent years, including hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami, show that nature, not the people preparing for hazards, often wins the high-stakes game of chance. "We're playing a high-stakes game against nature without thinking about what we're doing," geophysicist Seth Stein of Northwestern University said. "We're mostly...

Scientists Accurately Forecasted Size And Location Of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake
2013-12-23 07:19:58

Georgia Institute of Technology Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica. The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the few places where land sits atop the portion of a subduction zone where the Earth's greatest earthquakes take place. Costa Rica's location therefore makes it the perfect spot for learning how large earthquakes rupture. Because...

Historically, Volcanic Island Landslides Do Not Cause Massive Tsunamis
2013-12-12 07:01:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the National Oceanography Center say that the risk posed by tsunami waves generated by Canary Island landslides may need re-evaluation. Their findings, published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, suggest that these landslides result in smaller tsunami waves than previously thought by some authors, because of the processes involved. Using the geological record from deep marine sediment, the...

GPS Natural Disaster Warning System NASA
2013-12-11 09:35:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Existing GPS technologies have been enhanced by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to provide warning of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events. Forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service offices in Oxnard and San Diego, California demonstrated the new technology in July, using it...

2013-12-06 04:20:03

Tokyo, Dec 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University announces the formation of an international base for research on compound disasters due to tsunamis, earthquakes, storm surges and volcanic eruptions. The team will include researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Tanzania, Bhutan, Chile, and Vietnam.One of of the objectives of the team will be the installation of a basin for tsunami experimental apparatus. The project "Formation of a Disaster Research...

Acoustic Wave Tsunami Warning System
2013-08-29 13:34:12

[ Watch the Video: What is a Tsunami? ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the waves from a tsunami can be extremely destructive, acoustic waves could help warn of the impending danger. Not much can be done to actually stop these natural disasters, but the earlier a warning goes out that a tsunami could strike the coast, the better the chances of effectively evacuating the area. Early warning systems play a critical role in ensuring that people reach safety,...

Earthquake Sounds Help Predict Tsunamis
2013-06-07 11:27:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While seismologists have the ability to detect undersea earthquakes, they don´t know which ones will turn into tsunamis. Some ocean-based sensors are able to detect an approaching tsunami, but they can only provide a few minutes of advanced warning. According to a new report in The“¯Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, two Stanford University researchers have identified key acoustic characteristics of the...

2013-05-17 10:59:24

Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in just a few minutes after the earthquake onset. For the devastating Japan 2011 event, the team reveals that the analysis of the GPS data and issue of a detailed tsunami alert would have taken no more than three minutes. The results are published on 17 May in Natural Hazards and Earth System...

Arabian Sea Earthquake Risk Predictions Were Underestimated
2013-05-13 16:04:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters say the western Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami hazard potential is greater than scientists had originally predicted. Scientists from the University of Southampton say the risk from undersea earthquakes and tsunami beneath the Arabian Sea at the Makran subduction zone was underestimated. They said their findings highlight the need for further investigation of...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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