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Warning signs from ancient Greek tsunami
In the winter of 479 B.C., a tsunami was the savior of Potidaea, drowning hundreds of Persian invaders as they lay siege to the ancient Greek village. (2012-04-19)
Sumatra earthquake three times larger than originally thought
Northwestern University seismologists have determined that the Dec. 26 Sumatra earthquake that set off a deadly tsunami throughout the Indian Ocean was three times larger than originally thought, making it the second largest earthquake ever instrumentally recorded and explaining why the tsunami was so destructive. (2005-02-07)
Nearly $2 million granted to Geophysical Institute for tsunami education
Alaska is prone to tsunamis because of two factors -- our enormous amount of coastline and our tendency for large earthquakes. (2006-10-05)
New evidence reveals source of 1586 Sanriku, Japan tsunami
A team of researchers, led by Dr. Rhett Butler, geophysicist at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), re-examined historical evidence around the Pacific and discovered the origin of the tsunami that hit Sanriku, Japan in 1586 -- a mega-earthquake from the Aleutian Islands that broadly impacted the north Pacific. (2017-06-06)
Measuring a monster
Waves more than 15 meters (49 feet) high. Flooding of 25 square miles of land. (2005-06-09)
Locating tsunami warning buoys
Australian researchers describe a mathematical model in the International Journal of Operational Research that can find the ten optimal sites at which tsunami detection buoys and sea-level monitors should be installed. (2010-04-28)
Tsunami caused long-term ecosystem change in the Caribbean
A detailed analysis of sediments from the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean presents convincing evidence for an extraordinary wave impact dating back some 3,300 years. (2012-12-12)
GPS on commercial ships could improve tsunami warnings
Commercial ships travel across most of the globe and could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis. (2012-05-05)
Are we wiser about tsunamis? Expert says yes and no
The world may not be well prepared for the next significant tsunami, reports Northwestern University's Emile Okal. (2015-09-22)
Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis
The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows. (2015-11-25)
Understanding tsunamis with EM fields
New research shows that important focal parameters of tsunamigenic earthquakes -- particularly fault dip direction -- can be extracted from tsunami-borne electromagnetic fields. (2016-07-06)
New online portal, app provide information on tsunami zones in the Northwest
A new suite of online portal and smartphone apps is providing information on tsunami zones in the US Pacific Northwest. (2012-04-05)
GPS solution provides 3-minute tsunami alerts
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. (2013-05-17)
Researcher proposes novel mechanism to stop tsunamis in their tracks
Devastating tsunamis could be halted before hitting the Earth's shoreline by firing deep-ocean sound waves at the oncoming mass of water, new research has proposed. (2017-01-25)
Preparations for a US west coast tsunami look to the past and future
Plans for managing tsunami risk on the West Coast are evolving, said scientists speaking at the Seismological Society of America's 2016 Annual Meeting, held April 20-22 in Reno, Nevada. (2016-04-21)
Tsunami early warning: JRC tests new low-cost device to measure sea level
A new, low-cost experimental device for sea level measurement has been developed by JRC scientists. (2015-11-06)
Study outlines impact of tsunami on the Columbia River
Engineers at Oregon State University have completed one of the most precise evaluations yet done about the impact of a major tsunami event on the Columbia River, what forces are most important in controlling water flow and what areas might be inundated. (2015-02-19)
Satellite images of Asian disaster
A week after the tsunami that hit Asia on 26 December the death toll is still rising. (2005-01-03)
Mapping the wake of a pending quake
Research into ancient earthquakes by scientists at USC and Caltech shows that within the next few decades another tsunami from another giant earthquake is likely to flood densely populated sections of western coastal Sumatra, south of those that devastated by the tsunami of Dec. (2006-12-04)
Australian tsunami database reveals threat to continent
Australia's coastline has been struck by up to 145 possible tsunamis since prehistoric times, triple the previously estimated number, a UNSW Australia study reveals. (2014-05-01)
6 years after the tsunami disaster
Six years after the tsunami disaster of Dec. 26, 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. (2010-12-23)
Rapid tsunami warning by means of GPS
GPS shield offers speed up in tsunami warning as shown by the Fukushima event. (2012-04-25)
New system can warn of tsunamis within minutes
Seismologists have developed a new system that could be used to warn future populations of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake. (2011-03-04)
1 year after the Japan tsunami, USC engineers help California's ports prepare
Funded by the California Geological Survey, the California Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, USC researchers will use hydrodynamic computer modelling and historical tsunami data to evaluate the currents generated by tsunamis and their effect within California ports and harbors. (2012-03-09)
The Lancet calls for creation of Int'l Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies
The international community is failing to coordinate and strategically plan aid for the tsunami-struck regions of south Asia, comments this week's editorial in The Lancet. (2005-01-06)
Tonga quake not conducive to tsunami
Seismologists at Washington University in St. Louis and their colleagues in Australia, Japan and Tonga have determined why a large earthquake in Tonga did not cause a large tsunami. (2007-03-12)
People wounded in tsunami at risk of undetected fungal infections
Infection with a fungus frequently found in the soil and decaying vegetation could represent a risk for people injured in the tsunami, suggests a report published online by The Lancet today. (2005-01-26)
Tsunami observed by radar
The tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 was picked up by high-frequency radar in California and Japan as it swept toward their coasts, according to US and Japanese scientists. (2011-08-16)
Health of Acehnese reefs in the wake of the tsunami shows human impacts more harmful
According to research reported this week in Current Biology, tsunami damage to coral reefs closest to the epicenter of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake was occasionally spectacular, but surprisingly limited, particularly when compared to damage from chronic human misuse in the region. (2005-11-07)
Mathematicians provide new insight into tsunamis
A new mathematical formula that could be used to give advance warning of where a tsunami is likely to hit and how destructive it will be has been worked out by scientists at Newcastle University. (2009-04-01)
Calculating tsunami risk for the US East Coast
The greatest threat of a tsunami for the US East Coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey, according to John Ebel of Boston College, who presented his findings today at the Seismological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting. (2013-04-19)
Study: 2004 tsunami was not first of large scale, awareness may improve future tsunami estimates
The deadly Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, which claimed more than 200,000 lives, was not the first of its size to hit the region, according to new research by an international research team led by Dr. (2008-10-30)
Coast Management Can Limit Tsunami Effect
A Cornell University engineer believes it is possible to limit destruction from the type of tsunami that hit Papua New Guinea on July 17 with proper coastal management, such as building structures like sea walls, and creating zoning policies banning building in high-risk areas. (1998-07-27)
Mapping the Japanese tsunami to prepare for future events
Using eyewitness video and terrestrial laser scanners from atop the highest buildings that survived the tsunami, Fritz has mapped the tsunami's height and flood zone to learn more about the flow of the devastating currents. (2012-03-08)
Offshore islands amplify, rather than dissipate, a tsunami's power
Study: Coastal islands do not dissipate a tsunami's power, as previously believed. (2014-11-06)
New Science study: Mangroves shielded communities against tsunami
A new study released today in the journal Science shows that areas buffered by coastal forests, like mangroves, were strikingly less damaged by the 2004 tsunami than areas without tree vegetation. (2005-10-27)
EARTH: Revealing potential tsunami inundation on California coast
Given new information about the capability of faults to produce stronger earthquakes than previously thought, researchers at the University of California Riverside wondered if the current tsunami hazard maps for California adequately predict inundation zones. (2016-02-18)
Group relocation preserves social connections among elderly Japanese Tsunami survivors
Relocating in groups, rather than individually, increased informal socializing and social participation among older survivors of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, a new study shows. (2017-07-26)
Education is key to preventing loss of life during tsunamis
Philip Liu, who led a team of scientists to tsunami-hit areas of Sri Lanka in January, says education and more responsible development could minimize losses in future tsunamis. (2005-06-09)
Economic crisis, civil war and tsunami no problem if reefs well managed
A tsunami's impact on a coral reef is slight compared to the devastation wreaked by human use of explosives and poison, latest research from the coast of Aceh in Indonesia has disclosed. (2006-09-26)
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