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When catastrophes collide

Japan's earthquake early warning system worked according to plan: the alarm was set off before the seismic waves reached Japan. The buildings were also able to withstand the tremors in many places, with most of the destruction ...

dateMar 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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'Double tsunami' doubled Japan destruction

Researchers have discovered that the destructive tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake was a long-hypothesized "merging tsunami" that doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive ...

dateDec 05, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The earthquake risk and Europe

For the first time, scientists of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have succeeded in setting up a harmonized catalogue of earthquakes for Europe and the Mediterranean for the last thousand years. This catalogue ...

dateAug 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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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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