Managing the psychological effects of natural disasters
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the wake of the Queensland floods, the Christchurch earthquake, and the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear crisis, people are asking for advice about how we should manage the effects of disaster on mental ...
Japan tsunami exacerbated by landslide
The 2011 Japan tsunami, which killed up to 20,000 people and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, was made worse by an underwater landslide, according to scientists.
Oldest US nuclear reactor: a 'disaster' in waiting?
A sleepy New Jersey town has popped onto people's radar screens because it has the oldest running nuclear power plant in the United States -- and, some say, the most dangerous.
Taking the Internet underwater
(Phys.org) —Wireless networks span the globe. But like a frightened toddler, they don't go underwater.
Chile quake wave racing to Asia at jet speed: scientist
A tsunami triggered by the powerful quake that rocked Chile was Saturday racing across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii and Asia at around 450 miles per hour, a quake expert said.
Underwater Communication Network May Sense Tsunamis
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tsunamis send electric signals through the ocean that appear to be sensed by the vast network of communication cables on the seabed, according to a new study led by Manoj Nair of the University of Colorado ...
Trees won't stop tsunamis, scientists warn
Claims that coastal tree barriers can halt the might of a tsunami are false and dangerous, a team of international marine scientists said today.
Did a Pacific Ocean meteor trigger the Ice Age?
(Phys.org)—When a huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean it not only likely generated a massive tsunami but also may have plunged the world into the Ice ...
Rising risk of major quake in Chile: study
Central Chile faces increased risk of a very large earthquake close to the site of last February's 8.8-magnitude temblor that killed 520 people and cost 30 billion dollars, scientists said on Sunday.
Just to be clear: The moon did not cause the earthquake in Japan
We're getting a lot of visitors to our site today, many searching for information about earthquakes, tsunamis, and the SuperMoon phenomenon. Just to be clear, the Moon did not cause the earthquake ...
Megatrends and megashocks: a new view of our future world
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new report from CSIRO identifies five global megatrends and eight megashocks that are changing the world.
Killer earthquakes shake scientific thought
A sudden cluster of massive earthquakes which has shaken Asia-Pacific communities and likely left thousands dead has also jolted some scientists, who are starting to question conventional thought.
Strong quakes rattle remote Antarctica
Two strong earthquakes 40 minutes apart rocked the remote South Orkney Islands in Antarctica on Sunday, experts from the US Geological Survey said.
Japanese tsunami debris scatters in the Pacific Ocean, possibly heading to US
Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan in March could reach the United States as early as this winter, according to predictions by NOAA scientists. However, they warn there is still a large amount of uncertainty over ...