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10 Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami – American’s Should Rethink Donations

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URI Ocean Engineer: Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami

An ocean engineer at the University of Rhode Island has found that a massive underwater landslide, not just the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

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Deep-Sea Study Reveals Cause of 2011 Tsunami

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The tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region in 2011 was touched off by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone. Now, a team of scientists has published a set of studies in the journal Science that shed light on what caused the dramatic displacement of the seafloor.

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How Can Survivors Heal After a Natural Disaster Like Typhoon #Haiyan? #Concordia Prof

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Haiyan’s Storm Surges Reached 20-Feet, Expert Available to Explain Science

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Lessons from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Topic of Public Forum

How coastal communities manage risks associated with major tsunamis is an issue of global importance following the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed an estimated 200,000 people and caused billions of dollars in damage in 11 nations. The issue also has important implications for the general public on Cape Cod and in coastal communities throughout the United States.

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Satellite Data Reveals Gravity Change from Sumatran Earthquake

For the first time, scientists have been able to use satellite data to detect the changes in the earth's surface caused by a massive earthquake. The discovery signifies a new use for the data from NASA's two GRACE satellites and offers a possible new approach to understanding how earthquakes work.

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Elevated Rates of Mental Health Problems Among Survivors of Tsunami

Adult and children in the tsunami-affected areas in Thailand have elevated rates of mental health problems such as symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression up to 9 months after the disaster, according to two studies in the August 2 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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Tsunami-Damaged Coral Reefs Expected to Recover Quickly

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In the aftermath of last year's tsunami, Dr. Greg Stone of the New England Aquarium co-led an expedition of scientist-divers to survey the damaged coral reefs. The results indicate a quick recovery for most of the tsunami-damaged reefs.

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After the Tsunami: Progress Made in Rebuilding Indonesia's Health Care System

JHPIEGO has played an important role in rebuilding the health care system in Indonesia's tsunami-struck Aceh province. JHPIEGO has helped to train and equip new midwives, the first point of contact for many Indonesians in need of care.

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