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Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific

Fukushima: Japan will dump radioactive water into Pacific

The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a move that would enrage local fishermen.

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New tsunami evidence along one of Earth’s largest faults, the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust

New tsunami evidence along one of Earth’s largest faults, the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust

Recent geological studies of a key section of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska suggest Aleutian tsunamis may occur more frequently than previously understood.

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Q&A: Designing a better local tsunami warning system

Q&A: Designing a better local tsunami warning system

New research by scientists at Stanford Earth, describes a new method designed specifically for local early tsunami warnings. That means warning coastal residents that a tsunami wave generated 50 or 100 miles offshore is coming in the next 20 to 30 minutes.

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Residents urged to stay clear of beaches until Wednesday, Indonesia

Residents urged to stay clear of beaches until Wednesday, Indonesia

Central authorities have warned residents to temporarily halt activities along the beaches of the Sunda Strait, following what they called a volcanic earthquake on Anak Krakatau volcano that had triggered a tsunami in Banten and Lampung on Saturday night.

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At least 168 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

At least 168 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

A tsunami that hit Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung, Indonesia, Saturday night, killed at least 168 people and injured at least 745.

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NASA Maps Indonesia Quake, Tsunami Damage

NASA Maps Indonesia Quake, Tsunami Damage

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sept. 28 in northern Indonesia and the devastating tsunami that followed it killed more than 1,400 people and left a large trail of destruction. This map, produced by NASA’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, shows that damage.

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Tsunami sweeps away homes as power earthquakes rock Indonesia

Tsunami sweeps away homes as power earthquakes rock Indonesia

Powerful earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday and a triggered a tsunami that an official said swept away houses. Indonesia had declared a tsunami warning after the strongest quake, which registered magnitude 7.5, but lifted it about half an hour later

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Preparing for Japan’s Next Tsunami

Preparing for Japan’s Next Tsunami

The Pacific plate is one of many possible tsunamigenic quake sources, and scientists believe the Nankai Trough, another subduction zone much closer to the Japanese coast than the source of 3/11, will produce a similar megaquake and tsunami within the next 30 years.

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Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn

Rising sea levels threatens coastal cities with more tsunamis, scientists warn

Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out.

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