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Japan earthquake, tsunami spell need for preparedness

Perhaps lost in the recent debates related to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is that natural disasters and not nuclear energy should be the focus, says Oak Ridge National Laboratory's John Sorensen, an emergency preparedness ...

dateMar 29, 2011 in Other
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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 ...

dateMar 01, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Conditions combined for devastating tsunami

(AP) -- Because of a lethal combination of geology and geography, the people of American Samoa didn't stand much of a chance. Almost every condition that triggers bad tsunamis was in place this time, generating ...

dateSep 30, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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