Latest Tsunami Stories
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.
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.
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 suggest that these landslides result in smaller tsunami waves than previously thought by some authors, because of the processes involved.
NASA has enhanced existing GPS technologies to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to provide warning of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.
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.
While the waves from a tsunami can be extremely destructive, acoustic waves could help warn of the impending danger.
According to a new report, two researchers have identified key acoustic characteristics of the 2011 Japan earthquake that could be used to significantly improve tsunami warning systems.
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.
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.
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