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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 be vulnerable ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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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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