Mexico launches national tsunami warning system
The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country's coastline, the Interior Ministry said.
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, according to a study published May 5 by scientists at the University of Hawaii Manoa ...
NASA tests GPS monitoring system for big U.S. quakes
(Phys.org) -- The space-based technology that lets GPS-equipped motorists constantly update their precise location will undergo a major test of its ability to rapidly pinpoint the location and magnitude of ...
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. New geological evidence suggests that the region may still ...
70MW: Kyocera and partners to build largest photovoltaic power plant in Japan
Tsunami warnings improving but still not ideal, expert says
(Phys.org) -- An Australian earthquake expert says it will be years before tsunami warnings can be made accurate enough to avoid unnecessary evacuations or alerts.
Asian tsunami warnings test post-2004 systems
Giant quakes off Indonesia caused panic but little damage, in a successful test of warning systems and evacuation plans introduced after the catastrophic 2004 Asian tsunami, experts said Thursday.
Japan experts warn of future risk of giant tsunami
(AP) -- Much of Japan's Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, according to revised estimates by a government panel.
Facebook's Zuckerberg meets Japan's prime minister
(AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Japan's massive tsunami inspired him to seek more ways for his social network to help people hit by natural disasters.
Japan's mistakes: Head of disaster review panel says assurances led to complacency
Assurances of the absolute safety of Japanese nuclear plants lulled the public and government into a false sense of security that was shattered a year ago when an earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima ...
The Japanese disaster one year later
As the world remembers the horrors of the disaster on its one-year anniversary, experts at the Mailman School take stock of disaster response, nuclear fears and lessons learned
One year after the Japan tsunami, USC engineers help California's ports prepare
On the one-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese tsunami, engineers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Tsunami Research Center are working with the State of California to better understand the damaging currents ...
Lessons for the northwest: Japanese death toll could have been worse
(PhysOrg.com) -- An estimated 20,000 people died or are missing after a massive earthquake-induced tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011, yet some 200,000 people were in the inundation zone at the time.
Mapping the tsunami to prepare for future events
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 2011 Tohoku tsunami was Japans deadliest in more than 100 years. Despite an extraordinary level of preparedness by the Japanese, the tsunami caused more than 90 percent of ...