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Computers Predict Path of Tsunami Debris

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Computer simulations have been accurate in predicting where debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan would wash ashore, scientists say.

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Three Years after Fukushima: Tracking Radionuclides in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists have been keeping a close eye on how radionuclides from the Japanese power plant are being transported in the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. In a press conference (February 24th), researchers will discuss results from computer models predicting how cesium-137 is being dispersed in the Pacific Ocean.

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Tepco Took Months To Release Record Strontium Readings at Fukushima

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant knew about record high measurements of a dangerous isotope in groundwater at the plant for five months before telling the country’s nuclear watchdog.

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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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