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2014-10-22 05:17:28

The massive tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 was a wake-up call for Honolulu officials, who immediately began working on updating the island's evacuation plans and procedures. This renewed attention also led to the unlocking of a scientific mystery surrounding a massive sediment deposit on the island of Kauai.

2014-02-14 11:01:51

When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide.

2013-06-25 23:00:47

Seven new diesel generators will replace the tsunami-destroyed Satala Power Plant. Morristown, N.J.

2013-04-22 10:01:52

The greatest threat of a tsunami for the U.S. east coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey.

Sumatra Earthquake May Be Largest Of Its Type Recorded
2012-09-27 08:15:20

In a report due for release tomorrow in the journal Nature, researchers from the University of Utah, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and seismologists from the United States Geological Service (USGS), contend that the massive April 11 earthquake, centered in the Indo-Australian plate, actually ripped at least 4 fault lines.

2012-03-09 10:34:54

On the one-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese tsunami, engineers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Tsunami Research Center are working with the State of California to better understand the damaging currents caused by tsunamis.

2012-01-19 13:22:02

Last year, earthquakes and their consequences, such as tsunamis, landslides, and ground settlements, caused a damage of 365 billion US dollars.

7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey
2011-10-24 10:33:24

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey has left buildings crumbled and a death toll of over 270 and counting.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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