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Geoscientists develop technology to improve forecasting of earthquakes, tsunamis

December 6, 2019

With funding from NSF, geoscientists at the University of South Florida have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow…
Researchers develop improved method for studying tsunami risk to bridges, buildings, roads

August 16, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University are paving the way toward greater safety for coastal residents and infrastructure by…
Algae from Japanese tsunami debris hasn’t taken a foothold, though many were “global invaders”

October 29, 2018

Researchers from the United States and Japan have identified 84 species of marine algae and cyanobacteria that arrived…
UI researchers study megathrust earthquakes

September 20, 2018

The day after Christmas in 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred near the Indonesian island of Sumatra, triggering 30-foot…
Some coastal mass burial sites could be tsunami-related

August 2, 2018

There are several ancient mass graves in in the Pacific, Mediterranean and northern Scotland and around these regions.…
Detecting tsunamis

January 30, 2018

The sound waves, known as acoustic gravity waves (AGWs), are naturally occurring and can be generated in the…
Seafloor sediments appear to enhance earthquake and tsunami danger in Pacific Northwest

November 27, 2017

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has all the ingredients for making powerful…
Catch a Wave

October 5, 2017

When you’re investigating complex questions, you often have to dig deep to find answers. A group of UC…
Lessons from a Tsunami Could Help Protect Seabirds in the Face of Rising Seas

June 27, 2017

In a study, researchers evaluated the effects of sudden flooding from the Tohoku tsunami on more than 20…
Slow earthquakes in ocean subduction zones shed light on tsunami risk

June 16, 2017

Understanding “slow-slip” earthquakes on the seafloor — seismic events that occur over a period of days or weeks…
New Real-Time Tsunami Detection System Relies on GPS and Other Satellite Systems

May 22, 2017

A team of researchers from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena,…
Scientists Look to Skies to Improve Tsunami Detection

May 18, 2017

A team of scientists from Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California,…
Civil engineering society issues first-ever tsunami-safe building standards

September 29, 2016

When the next huge tsunami strikes the western United States, people in and around some newly built coastal…
Tsunami Evacuation Plans – One Size Does Not Fit All: A Case Study in Alameda, California

September 15, 2016

Tsunami evacuation planning in coastal communities is typically based on maximum evacuation zones that reflect a combination of…
Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential

May 19, 2016

The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars’ northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites…
Five years after tsunami, scientists cross fingers on invasive species establishment

March 10, 2016

Five years after a massive earthquake struck Japan and triggered a tsunami that is still washing debris onto…
New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

March 2, 2016

Acoustic-gravity waves are very long sound waves that cut through the deep ocean at the speed of sound.…
Faster, more accurate tsunami warnings with GPS

February 17, 2016

GPS instruments already in place around the world could provide more rapid and more accurate warning of a…
Climate Change is Moving Mountains, Research Says

November 6, 2015

For millions of years global climate change has altered the structure and internal movement of mountain ranges, but…
Study: Fukushima disaster was preventable

September 26, 2015

The worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown never should have happened, according to a new study.…
Computer Models Show Significant Tsunami Strength for Ventura and Oxnard

August 24, 2015

Few can forget the photos and videos of apocalyptic destruction a tsunami caused in 2011 in Sendai, Japan. …
Researchers model tsunami hazards on the Northwest coast

August 18, 2015

Recent press and social media coverage have reminded residents of the Pacific Northwest that they live in a…
Mathematical Model Takes The Guesswork Out Of Construction

June 22, 2015

For the past three years, Associate Professor Wei-Dong Guo, from UOW’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS),…
Study outlines impact of tsunami on the Columbia River

February 20, 2015

Engineers at Oregon State University have completed one of the most precise evaluations yet done about the impact…
Study examines role of acoustic-gravity waves as ocean transport, early warning of tsunamis

February 3, 2015

Acoustic-gravity waves — a special type of sound wave that can cut through the deep ocean at the…
Subtle shifts in the Earth could forecast earthquakes, tsunamis

November 18, 2014

Earthquakes and tsunamis can be giant disasters no one sees coming, but now an international team of scientists…
Officials preparing risk assessment for alpine lake tsunami in Switzerland

September 5, 2014

Lake Lucerne. Credit: Ttrainer/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Officials in Nidwalden Canton in Switzerland have announced that they have commissioned…
Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

April 16, 2014

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor…
Massive Earthquake off the Coast of Chile Triggers Tsunami Warnings in the Pacific

April 3, 2014

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern Chile on April 1, 2014 was followed by at least…
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