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April 27, 2017

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Developing a Microinsurance Plan for California Earthquakes

Apr. 12, 2017 — Nine out of 10 Californians are uninsured against earthquake risk, which could slow economic recovery in neighborhoods and cities around the state after a damaging quake. On-demand or use-based small ... read more

Seismologists Offer Detailed Look at New Zealand's Kaikoura Earthquake

Apr. 12, 2017 — The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country's ... read more

Communicating Tsunami Evacuations Effectively

Apr. 18, 2017 — An effective communication approach incorporating computer simulations could help people find practical means to evacuate in the event of a ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Authors of a new report point out the need for continued geoscience education on the topic of tsunamis and other earthquake-related ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Researchers have been studying the deep earthquake which occurred on May 30, 2015, to the west of Japan's Bonin ... read more

CRUST Adds New Layer of Defense Against Earthquakes, Tsunamis

Mar. 13, 2017 — The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property caused by disasters like the huge earthquake ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Tectonically, the Mediterranean is extremely active and thus threatened by natural catastrophes. Over the last few years an international team of researchers has intensively studied the seafloor ... read more

High Rates of PTSD and Other Mental Health Problems After Great East Japan Earthquake

Jan. 9, 2017 — The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive ... read more

180-Million-Year-Old Rocks Lend Insight Into Earth's Most Powerful Earthquakes

Dec. 19, 2016 — The raggedness of the ocean floors could be the key to triggering some of the Earth’s most powerful earthquakes, scientists have ... read more

Marine Biologists Observe Sea Life After the 2011 Tsunami

Dec. 13, 2016 — The tsunami of 2011 is well remembered in Japan. Some towns have recovered, while others struggle to return to a life that once was. The same is true for ecosystems. Researchers report how the sea ... read more

Subduction Zone Geometry: Mega-Earthquake Risk Indicator

Nov. 24, 2016 — Mega-earthquakes (with a magnitude greater than 8.5) mainly occur on subduction faults where one tectonic plate passes under another. But the probability of such earthquakes does not appear to be ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Damage from the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake could hasten Mt. Aso's eruption, volcanologists warn. In a new paper, scientists report new faults in the vicinity of Mt. Aso's magma chamber and ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A new mechanism may explain how great earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M7 are linked to coastal uplift in many regions worldwide. This has important implications for the seismic hazard and the ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Rogue waves are extremely high ocean waves that exceed the significant wave height by more than a factor of 2. Extreme waves are also very rare; less than one in 100,000 waves exceeds the rogue wave ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Using a detection network based in Japan, scientists have uncovered a rare type of deep-earth tremor that they attribute to a distant North Atlantic storm called a 'weather bomb.' The ... read more

Seawalls, Forests Show Mixed Effectiveness at Reducing Deaths, Damage from Tsunami

Aug. 19, 2016 — The Pacific coast of the Tohoku region has been struck by four large tsunamis in just over a century - in 1896, 1933, 1960 and 2011. Many critics claim that seawalls are detrimental because they ... read more

Seawalls, Coastal Forests in Japan Help Reduce Tsunami Damage, Study Finds

Aug. 10, 2016 — Researchers who analyzed a history of tsunamis along the Pacific coast of Japan's Tohoku region have learned that seawalls higher than 5 meters reduce damage and death, while coastal forests ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — The devastating earthquake that struck North Sumatra and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Boxing Day in 2004 caused a tsunami that inundated coastal communities around the Indian Ocean, killing ... read more

Aug. 1, 2016 — Where a tectonic plate dives under another, in the so-called subduction zones at ocean margins, many strong earthquakes occur. Especially the earthquakes at shallow depths often cause tsunamis. How ... read more

Elderly Japanese Most Resilient in Wake of Triple Disaster, Study Finds

July 19, 2016 — Older people in Japan are more resistant to the impacts of disasters on their health than younger generations, a study ... read more

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