Q&A: Designing a better local tsunami warning system

On a Friday afternoon in the spring of 2011, the Tōhoku-Oki earthquake shook northeastern Japan for six minutes and shifted the country's main island by 8 feet. Minutes later, residents began receiving tsunami warnings through ...

No warning meant no escape from Indonesia tsunami

An unpredictable chain of events and an inadequate early warning system combined to deadly effect with the tsunami that slammed into coastal areas of Indonesia killing nearly 300 people, disaster officials and experts said ...

Indonesia tsunami worsened by shape of Palu bay: scientists

The tsunami that ravaged the Indonesian city of Palu was outsized compared to the earthquake that spawned it, but other factors—including a long, narrow bay—conspired to create monster waves, scientists say.

Facts on the nature of a tsunami

A once-exotic word that has now entered the everyday lexicon, a tsunami refers to a shock of water that spreads through the sea, usually after a sub-sea floor quake.

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