News tagged with earthquake zone

Greater tsunami threat identified

The shape of the seabed where the 2004 Sumatra earthquake struck may indicate that the strength of the underlying rocks added to the size of the resulting tsunami, according to new research.

Jun 21, 2011
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WHOI experts stress lessons From Japan earthquake

While Japan's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami represent a devastating natural disaster for the country's residents, scientists should also seize upon the massive temblor as an important learning tool for ...

Mar 14, 2011
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Web helps people locate loved ones in Japan quake

Searching the Internet on sites such as Google, Twitter and their local variants has become more effective in finding loved ones than sifting through wreckage following Japan's devastating tsunami.

Mar 12, 2011
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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. The system, known as RTerg, could help reduce the death toll by giving ...

Mar 04, 2011
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