Modeling future earthquake and tsunami risk in southeast Japan

Geoscience researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College and the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology this week unveiled new, GPS-based methods for modeling earthquake-induced tsunamis ...

A new way to detect tsunamis—cargo ships

Racing across ocean basins at speeds over 500 miles per hour, tsunamis can wreak devastation along coastlines thousands of miles from their origin. Our modern tsunami detection networks reliably detect these events hours ...

Best rep for tsunamis: Avoid ignorance, heed warning signs

Make no mistake. Once a tsunami has formed, it cannot be stopped. But those in charge of keeping communities safe when one strikes should listen to experts' warning signs and take the necessary precautions to prevent an already ...

Are we wiser about tsunamis? Expert says yes and no

The world may not be well prepared for the next significant tsunami, reports Northwestern University tsunami expert Emile A. Okal in a new study that includes a "wisdom index" for 17 tsunamis since 2004.

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.

Caribbean at risk of tsunami

Up to 30,000 residents and tourists could be under threat from a newly discovered tsunami risk in the Caribbean, according to experts in disaster risk management.