Tagged: tsunami

Palu and Donggala: working towards resiliency - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 03, 2018

Michele Daly, GNS Science We can only imagine how horrific it currently is for the people of Central Sulawesi, following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Donggala and Palu on late Friday afternoon 28th Sept 2018. The damaging tsunami which struck Palu Bay at incredible speeds a reported 30mins after the quake happened, caused widespread destruction. This was on top of … Read More

Japan’s latest tsunami reaction shows lessons learned from previous disasters - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 23, 2016

By James Goff, UNSW Australia Parts of Japan were on tsunami alert yesterday following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the east coast of the country. This was the first real test for Japan since the 2011 earthquake which led to a deadly tsunami. The destruction led to a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Paul … Read More

Tsunami from quake a ‘surprise’ - News

John Kerr Nov 20, 2016

The tsunami generated by last week’s 7.8 earthquake was not expected as the quake was initially centered on land, not offfshore. In the week since the quake there has been a lot of public debate over the efficacy of New Zealand’s national and local tsunami warning systems. The Science Media Centre has collated much of the coverage here. A key point … Read More

Be prepared, always: the tsunami message from New Zealand’s latest earthquake - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 15, 2016

By Jane Cunneen, Curtin University The tsunami warnings from the latest New Zealand earthquake show how important it is for people to be prepared for such an event. The early messages from New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) on its Twitter account @NZcivildefence said it was “assessing whether there is any tsunami threat”, … Read More

Shallowest slow-motion earthquake recorded off NZ - News

Erica Mather May 06, 2016

BREAKING: Scientists from New Zealand and overseas have recorded a slow-motion earthquake below the seafloor off the coast of Gisborne. This unprecedented study contributes crucial information to the understanding of earthquake and tsunami risk for New Zealand and worldwide. For the first time, scientists have recorded detailed, centimeter-level movement beneath the seafloor in area called the Hikurangi subduction zone. Read More

Five years after Fukushima, there are big lessons for nuclear disaster liability - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 13, 2016

Makoto Takahashi, University of Cambridge As four reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power plant suffered catastrophic cooling failures and exploded in March 2011, the world watched in disbelief. For Japan, this was not just the greatest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. It was “the most severe crisis … since World War II”. Five years on, … Read More

How scientists are helping Japan rebuild after the devastating 2011 tsunami - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 12, 2016

Suzana Ilic, Lancaster University and Nobuhito Mori, Kyoto University Five years ago, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred 200km off the east coast of Japan, causing a devastating tsunami. The resulting waves affected 2,000km of coastline, killed some 18,000 people, destroyed nearly 110,000 buildings and damaged twice that number. It also triggered the meltdown … Read More

How the Japanese tsunami sent marine invaders across the ocean - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 18, 2016

Emma Johnston, UNSW Australia and Jim Carlton, Williams College When the tsunami waters withdrew from the devastated coast of Japan in March 2011 they took with them a vast amount of debris consisting of potentially millions of objects, and sent it rafting across the Pacific Ocean. On this debris came a host of Japanese marine … Read More

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