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 ...
The future of nuclear energy
Last March, the world watched closely as Japan struggled to contain a series of equipment failures, hydrogen explosions and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Capsizing icebergs release earthquake-sized energies
A large iceberg can carry a large amount of gravitational potential energy. While all icebergs float with the bulk of their mass submerged beneath the water's surface, some drift around with precarious orientations-they are ...
The physics of earthquake forecasting
One year on from the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami and caused a partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, this month's special issue of Physics World, on the theme of "Physics ...
Homes near Japan nuke plant may be banned for ever
Japan on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was wrecked last year by a massive tsunami will likely remain permanently off-limits.
For disaster debris arriving from Japan, radiation least of the concerns
(PhysOrg.com) -- The first anniversary is approaching of the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated Fukushima, Japan, and later this year debris from that event should begin to wash up on U.S. shores and ...