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Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?

The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding 8.4.

Mapping the tsunami to prepare for future events

( -- The 2011 Tohoku tsunami was Japan’s deadliest in more than 100 years.  Despite an extraordinary level of preparedness by the Japanese, the tsunami caused more than 90 percent of the almost 20,000 ...

Geological evidence for past earthquakes in Tokyo region

In 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated the Tokyo area, resulting in more than 100,000 deaths. About 200 years earlier, in 1703, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the same region, causing more than 10,000 deaths.

Q&A: Coronavirus likely to infect the global economy

The rapid development of China's coronavirus crisis coincided with the annual idling of much of the country's economic activity due to the Lunar New Year break, which typically runs for a week or two. Global economists have ...

An earthquake in Japan caused large waves in Norwegian fjords

Early on a winter morning a few years ago, many residents of western Norway who lived or worked along the shores of the nation's fjords were startled to see the calm morning waters suddenly begin to rise and fall. Starting ...

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