Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned.
Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and triggered an unprecedented release radioactivity into the ocean, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the shuttered power plant.
Tsunamis pose significant hazard to the south eastern and western coasts of Ireland, new study suggests
Tsunamis pose a significant hazard to the south eastern and western coasts of Ireland, according to wave experts at University College Dublin and Geological Survey Ireland.
A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami warning along Central America’s Pacific coast and as far south as Ecuador.
Tsunami risk has been considered to be low in East African countries, mainly because of the limited damage caused by the 2004 tsunami. Until now.
Research shows how park-like tsunami defenses can provide a sustainable alternative to towering seawalls
Giant seawalls are the conventional approach to mitigating tsunami risk. But, coastal forests can help put the brakes on tsunami flow speeds in costal communities. These and other nature-based solutions are increasingly important in plans for coastal risk management, researchers demonstrated.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern Pacific on Wednesday and forecasters said tsunami waves were possible for the nearest shores. A brief tsunami watch for Hawaii was canceled.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, striking in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond.
Geoscientists have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect the small movements and changes in the Earth’s seafloor that are often a precursor to deadly natural hazards.