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How Radioactive is Our Ocean?

Citizen science campaign aims to collect ocean samples and fund radiation analysis.

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Scientists Anticipated Size and Location of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake

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Dec
26

Scientists using GPS to study changes in Earth’s shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica.

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Earthquake/Tsunami Hazard in Caribbean Higher Than Previously Thought

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Dec
20

Enough strain may be currently stored in an earthquake zone near the island of Guadeloupe to cause a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake and subsequent tsunami in the Caribbean, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

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New Evidence For Assessing Tsunami Risk From Very Large Volcanic Island Landslides

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Dec
14

The risk posed by tsunami waves generated by Canary Island landslides may need to be re-evaluated, according to new study.

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Devastating Qualities Of Japanese Fault Revealed

The devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan shocked researchers who did not expect that the seismic fault involved could release so much energy. Now the world’s deepest-drilling oceanographic ship has been able to pin down the odd geology that made this disaster so horrific.

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Fukushima: WHOI Senior Scientist Studies Irradiated Water

Collecting samples off the coast where the Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged in a March 2011 earthquake, the WHOI senior scientist measured higher than normal radiation levels long after the original disaster.

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Japan Proposes More Steps to Store Fukushima Water

A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster.

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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Set For Risky Operation

More than two years after an earthquake and tsunami brought disaster to a nuclear plant in eastern Japan, operators TEPCO announced plans to begin the painstaking and dangerous process of removing fuel rods from a crippled reactor at the site. Meanwhile, the site continues to be plagued by leaks of radioactive water flowing into the Pacific Ocean…

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No Solid Mass of Debris from Japan in the Ocean

A graphic released by NOAA has sparked fears of a massive, Texas-sized “island” of toxic debris heading toward the US from Japan. In response, NOAA states that the map’s outline does represent a general area of higher concentration of debris, and not a solidified mass. Debris will likely continue arriving on US shores in the same scattered way over the next several years.

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