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Nuclear Plants At Risk For Tsunamis
2012-09-22 06:21:25

In March 2011, Japan was hit with a tsunami as a result of a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake. The tsunami waves reached heights of 133 feet and traveled about 10 kilometers inland.

Eltanin meteor
2012-09-20 04:27:37

Around 2.5 million years ago, a huge meteor collided with the Earth and fell into the southern Pacific Ocean. A new study suggests that not only could this have caused a massive tsunami, but it may also have plunged the world into the Ice Ages.

Wave Interactions May Explain Why Some Tsunamis Are So Powerful
2012-09-19 08:31:09

Ocean waves are a source of calming for meditation, and a source of enjoyment for thrill-seeking surfers. But these waves are also a source of wonder for researchers trying to explain the power of the tsunami.

Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica
2012-09-05 11:29:22

Costa Rica was rocked by a powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake this morning, but so far there have been no reports of major damage.

2012-09-02 23:02:36

"Plastic Ocean" author launches Pacific Rim tour to discuss latest science about plastic pollution in the ocean, including recent research on tsunami debris Long

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2012-08-30 17:17:09

Scientists are reviving a century old Tesla experiment by trying to recreate an earthquake through laboratory means.

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Pacific 110 Miles From El Salvador
2012-08-27 07:50:14

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador Sunday night, followed by a 5.4 magnitude aftershock an hour later, according to a report by the US Geological Survey.

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2012-08-26 08:52:27

Why do some tsunamis, such as the devastating one that struck Japan in March 2011, occur on a much larger scale than scientists expect?


Word of the Day
lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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