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Deep heat may have spawned one of the world's deadliest tsunamis ... - Science News


DEADLY DISASTER The quake that ruptured off the coast of Sumatra on December 26, 2004, was one of the deadliest earthquakes in history, mostly because it ...

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:05:16 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Scientists look to skies to improve tsunami detection - Phys.Org


When a tsunami forms and moves across the ocean, the crests and troughs of its waves compress and extend the air above them, creating motions in the atmosphere known as internal gravity waves. The undulations of internal gravity waves are amplified as ...

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:19:37 GMT | MORE DETAILS

A physicist says blowing up nuclear weapons in the ocean to trigger tsunamis 'would be completely stupid' - Business Insider


But could this fearsome power be harnessed by Russia or other nuclear nations to lob deadly tsunamis against an enemy coastline, as British tabloids recently reported? If you ask a nuclear physicist, you're likely to be laughed out of the room. "It ...and more »

Sun, 14 May 2017 14:00:56 GMT | MORE DETAILS

New light on how tsunamis form - Cosmos


What causes a tsunami? We thought we knew. The energy from a massive uplift of the seafloor caused by subduction – where one tectonic plate slides under another – during an earthquake transmits the force to the water above. Right? Well maybe not.

Mon, 01 May 2017 03:43:17 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Tsunamis Could Wipe Out the Remaining 62 Javan Rhinos - Newsweek


After analyzing the large amount of video collected, they determined that only 62 Javan rhinos remain in the wild. These few live in low-lying areas that could be inundated by a tsunami, researchers write in a study describing their findings, published ...

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:10:06 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Mysterious 'Planet X' hurtling towards Earth could trigger deadly tsunamis and superquakes in early August ... - The Sun


A SOLAR system on a collision course with Earth is going to destroy much of our planet by causing “superquakes” and tsunamis in August this year, according to bizarre claims. Conspiracy theorists have long thought that “Planet X” and its accompanying ...and more »

Sun, 14 May 2017 19:22:48 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Surviving tsunamis: The new pods offering protection - AZFamily


(MEREDITH/AP) -- After earthquakes triggered devastating tsunamis in Asia, a Washington state-based company found a market in Japan selling its survival capsule. Now U.S. customers are showing interest. Jeanne Johnson, tsunami capsule owner: "I see it ...and more »

Sun, 07 May 2017 21:33:25 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Tsunami preparedness at risk as National Tsunami Warning Center could face closure - KTUU.com


The U.S. currently has two national tsunami warning centers in operation, one in Honolulu, Hawaii and one in Palmer, Alaska. Both were built in response to earthquakes originating in Alaska, the first in 1946 and the second in 1964. The closure of one ...and more »

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:55:11 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Tsunami formation: Study challenges long-held theory - Science Daily


An undisputed fact was that most tsunamis result from a massive shifting of the seafloor -- usually from the subduction, or sliding, of one tectonic plate under another during an earthquake. Experiments conducted in wave tanks in the 1970s demonstrated ...and more »

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:02:32 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Seabed seismic sensors would have cut 2011 Japan tsunami toll - New Scientist


A new tsunami warning system could have saved many of the 22,000 people killed by the massive tsunami following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, had it been in place there at the time. That's the message from simulations assessing how the system ...

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:02:02 GMT | MORE DETAILS

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