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Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new analysis finds that US news media coverage following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan minimized health risks to the general ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A team of scientists is home after a month-long cruise in the eastern Mediterranean, but this was no vacation. The focus was the plumbing system of magma underneath the island of Santorini, formed by ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — New geophysical data show that fault slip during the March 2005 magnitude 8.7 (Mw) earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia (also referred to as the Simeulue-Nias earthquake), was ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — The world-famous Australian reef is providing an effective barrier against landslide-induced tsunamis, new research shows. An underwater landslide has been found to have occurred some 20,000 years ... read more

Japanese Sea Defense Guidelines Could Assist Other Tsunami-Prone Nations, Study Suggests

Oct. 23, 2015 — Japan's lead in implementing sea defense improvements is an important reference point for other tsunami-prone nations to help guard against future disasters, a study has ... read more

Triggered Earthquakes Give Insight Into Changes Below Earth's Surface

Oct. 20, 2015 — Quakes can alter elasticity of Earth's crust up to 6,000 kilometers away, suggest researchers in a new report. They have revealed that triggered earthquakes are just one outward sign of far more ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed ... read more

Earthquake Rupture Halted by Seamounts

Sep. 30, 2015 — Experts expected for some time that one of the next mega earthquakes occurs off northern Chile. But when the earth did tremble around the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 2014, the strength and ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — The world may not be well prepared for the next significant tsunami, report researchers. In a study of 17 tsunamis since and including the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman tsunami, a researcher used a ... read more

Fukushima Disaster Was Preventable, Study Suggests

Sep. 21, 2015 — Researchers distilled thousands of pages of government and industry reports and hundreds of news stories, focusing on the run-up to the Fukushima disaster and found that a cascade of errors led to ... read more

What Would a Tsunami in the Mediterranean Look Like?

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers have developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Ventura and Oxnard in California could be vulnerable to the effects of a local earthquake-generated tsunami, according to computer models used by seismologists. According to their 3-D models, a ... read more

Cascadia Initiative to Monitor Northwest Pacific Seismic Risks

Aug. 18, 2015 — Early data coming in from a massive, four-year deployment of seismometers onshore and offshore in the Pacific Northwest are giving scientists a clearer picture of the Cascadia subduction zone, a ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — The surf beat from storm waves during Typhoon Haiyan locally generated destructive tsunami-like waves in a town protected by a coral reef. Though reefs protect towns from waves during moderate ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Scientists have discovered slow-moving low-frequency tremors which occur at the shallow subduction plate boundary in Hyuga-nada, off east Kyushu. This indicates the possibility that the plate ... read more

June 29, 2015 — New research hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had human-made ... read more

June 23, 2015 — The 26 December 2004 Mw ~9.2 Indian Ocean earthquake (also known as the Sumatra-Andaman or Aceh-Andaman earthquake), which generated massive, destructive tsunamis, especially along the Aceh coast of ... read more

June 3, 2015 — A comparative analysis of rogue waves in different physical systems comes to the surprising conclusion that these rare events are not completely ... read more

Signs of Ancient Earthquakes May Raise Risks for New Zealand

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the first geologic evidence that New Zealand's southern Hikurangi margin can rupture during large earthquakes. The two earthquakes took place within the last 1000 ... read more

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