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Released: 2-Dec-2021 8:50 AM EST
Earthquakes and tsunamis in Europe?
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)

Since the tsunami that devastated coasts around the Indian Ocean in December 2004 and the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, people worldwide are aware that geological processes in the ocean can cause significant damage.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
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Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

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Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Kamome goes to the Olympics
Humboldt State University

NBC Sports will air a documentary about the boat Kamome, a small boat ripped from Japan in the March 2011 tsunami that beached in California’s northern Del Norte County two years later, as part of their Olympic Games coverage on Sunday, August 1st at 9 a.m. on NBC stations throughout the country.

Released: 21-Jun-2021 4:25 PM EDT
The Science of tsunamis
University of California, Santa Barbara

The word "tsunami" brings immediately to mind the havoc that can be wrought by these uniquely powerful waves.

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Released: 17-May-2021 4:10 PM EDT
New numerical method makes simulating landslide tsunamis possible
Tohoku University

Researchers from Tohoku University have developed a new numerical method that paves the way for simulating landslide tsunamis.

Newswise: It Comes in Waves
Released: 22-Mar-2021 3:25 PM EDT
It Comes in Waves
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Tsunamis pose a real threat to the California coast, even if the triggering earthquakes occur elsewhere. CSU researchers are helping ensure coastal cities are ready.

Newswise: In Small, Seismically Unique Area, Group Preparing the World for Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Released: 5-Mar-2021 12:15 PM EST
In Small, Seismically Unique Area, Group Preparing the World for Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Humboldt State University

Lori Dengler is a renowned tsunami expert and professor emerita of Geology for Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. She is a member of an alliance of professionals who develop mitigation and outreach programs for coastal areas. She is also co-author of a children's book about a tsunami boat called Kamome.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 8:55 AM EST
Landslide Along Alaskan Fjord Could Trigger Tsunami
Ohio State University

A glacier that had held an Alaskan slope in place for centuries is melting, releasing the soil beneath in what can be described as a slow-motion landslide that could trigger a devastating tsunami, researchers say. In a study published last week, scientists offered some of the first measurements to quantify how the slope is falling there and modeled potential tsunamis.

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Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Breakthrough in studying ancient DNA from Doggerland that separates the UK from Europe
University of Warwick

Thousands of years ago the UK was physically joined to the rest of Europe through an area known as Doggerland. However, a marine inundation took place during the mid-holocene, separating the British landmass from the rest of Europe, which is now covered by the North Sea.

Newswise: New research reveals how water in the deep Earth triggers earthquakes and tsunamis
23-Jun-2020 1:15 PM EDT
New research reveals how water in the deep Earth triggers earthquakes and tsunamis
University of Bristol

In a new study, published in the journal Nature, an international team of scientists provide the first conclusive evidence directly linking deep Earth’s water cycle and its expressions with magmatic productivity and earthquake activity.

Newswise: Saving lives through simulation: Ocean engineering doctoral student models volcanic tsunamis
Released: 4-Mar-2020 5:05 PM EST
Saving lives through simulation: Ocean engineering doctoral student models volcanic tsunamis
Texas A&M University

Volcanic tsunamis - those caused by an underwater eruption - are as devastating as they are abrupt. Richards Sunny, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ocean Engineering, is developing and improving simulations to map, predict and research volcanic tsunamis.

Newswise: Supercomputer Models Accurately Simulate Tsunamis from Volcanic Events
Released: 4-Mar-2020 12:55 PM EST
Supercomputer Models Accurately Simulate Tsunamis from Volcanic Events
University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) used San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) Comet supercomputer to show that high-performance computer modeling can accurately simulate tsunamis from volcanic events. Such models could lead to early-warning systems that could save lives and help minimize catastrophic property damage.

Newswise: Unstable Rock Pillars Near Reservoirs Can Produce Dangerous Water Waves
2-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EST
Unstable Rock Pillars Near Reservoirs Can Produce Dangerous Water Waves
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

In many coastal zones and gorges, unstable cliffs often fail when the foundation rock beneath them is crushed. Large water waves can be created, threatening human safety. In this week’s Physics of Fluids, scientists reveal the mechanism by which these cliffs collapse, and how large, tsunami-like waves are created. Few experimental studies of this phenomenon have been carried out, so this work represents valuable new data that can be used to protect from impending disaster.

26-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT
Did Long Ago Tsunamis Lead to Mysterious, Tropical Fungal Outbreak in Pacific Northwest?
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to a paper co-authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

Released: 3-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
URI scientists model Anak Krakatau volcano, tsunami to better prepare U.S. for future tsunamis
University of Rhode Island

The recent eruption of Anak Krakatau – which means “son of Krakatau” – is providing URI researchers Stephan Grilli and Steven Carey with a new opportunity to gain additional insights and create models that they hope will help the United States better prepare for future tsunamis.

Released: 28-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
Best of 2018: Experts respond to wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters
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See expert analysis and research from our members related to natural disasters

12-Nov-2018 9:50 AM EST
Coping With Threats from Hurricanes, Wildfires and Rising Sea Levels
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk assessment and risk mitigation practices can be beneficial in creating adaptation plans and making mitigation decisions for coastal communities. As scientists ponder the possibility of category six hurricanes, previous disaster prevention plans are no longer adequate for current threats from severe weather.

Newswise: Will We Be Ready for the Next Harvey?
Released: 23-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Will We Be Ready for the Next Harvey?
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

Public program featuring thought leaders on the topic of funding community resilience in the face of more acute and chronic natural disasters.

15-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT
Climate Change Sea Level Rises Could Increase Risk for More Devastating Tsunamis Worldwide
Virginia Tech

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Newswise: Aitape Skull Likely Belongs to World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim
Released: 25-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Aitape Skull Likely Belongs to World’s Oldest Tsunami Victim
University of Notre Dame

Mark Golitko, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, worked with colleagues from the Field Museum in Chicago and institutes in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea to study the Aitape skull and the area it was found in.

Newswise: Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster
Released: 24-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster
Queen's University Belfast

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

Newswise: Hacking a Pressure Sensor to Track Gradual Motion Along Marine Faults
Released: 22-Sep-2017 2:00 PM EDT
Hacking a Pressure Sensor to Track Gradual Motion Along Marine Faults
University of Washington

Oceanographers and a Seattle engineering company are testing a simple technique to track seafloor movement in earthquake-prone coastal areas.

Newswise: “Hindcasting” Study Investigates the Extreme 2013 Colorado Flood
Released: 24-Jul-2017 12:00 AM EDT
“Hindcasting” Study Investigates the Extreme 2013 Colorado Flood
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Using a publicly available climate model, Berkeley Lab researchers “hindcast” the conditions that led to the Sept. 9-16, 2013 flooding around Boulder, Colo. and found that climate change attributed to human activity made the storm much more severe than would otherwise have occurred.

Newswise: Sea Cave Preserves 5,000-Year Snapshot of Tsunamis
17-Jul-2017 12:30 PM EDT
Sea Cave Preserves 5,000-Year Snapshot of Tsunamis
Rutgers University

An international team of scientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia has discovered the world’s most pristine record of tsunamis, a 5,000-year-old sedimentary snapshot that reveals for the first time how little is known about when earthquakes trigger massive waves.

16-May-2017 3:45 PM EDT
Measuring the Human Impact of Weather
Arizona State University (ASU)

The World Meteorological Organization has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It is first time the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.

Newswise: Study Highlights Deadliest Effects of Hypothetical Asteroid Strike
Released: 24-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT
Study Highlights Deadliest Effects of Hypothetical Asteroid Strike
University of Southampton

Violent winds and shockwaves would account for more than 60 per cent of lives lost if an asteroid were to hit the Earth, according to a new University of Southampton-led study.

Newswise: Tulane University Experts on Judge Gorsuch Vote, Russian Subway Explosion, Trump Tax Reform Efforts and Brexit.
Released: 3-Apr-2017 2:30 PM EDT
Tulane University Experts on Judge Gorsuch Vote, Russian Subway Explosion, Trump Tax Reform Efforts and Brexit.
Tulane University

The following Tulane University experts are available to discuss the Russian subway explosion in Saint Petersburg, the Senate vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Trump administration’s plan for tax reform as well as ongoing changes related to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Newswise: The Future of Coastal Flooding
Released: 8-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST
The Future of Coastal Flooding
Department of Energy, Office of Science

Better storm surge prediction capabilities could help reduce the impacts of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.

Newswise: Researchers Find Biggest Exposed Fault on Earth
Released: 28-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST
Researchers Find Biggest Exposed Fault on Earth
Australian National University

Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed.

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Released: 20-Sep-2016 7:05 PM EDT
Sac State Prof's Study Seeks to Make Tsunamis Safer
California State University, Sacramento

Professor Mathew Schmidtlein will discuss his research findings Sept. 27 in an on-campus lecture.

Newswise: NDSU Study Shows Major Flooding Affects Growth of Unborn Babies
Released: 4-Aug-2016 4:15 PM EDT
NDSU Study Shows Major Flooding Affects Growth of Unborn Babies
North Dakota State University

NDSU faculty and students conduct world-class research, searching for answers to important questions. In a recent study, NDSU researchers explored how major floods affect the growth and development of unborn children.

Newswise: Start-Up Company Uses Novel Technology to Mitigate Risks From Sea-Level Rise, Flooding
Released: 28-Jul-2016 6:30 PM EDT
Start-Up Company Uses Novel Technology to Mitigate Risks From Sea-Level Rise, Flooding
Florida Atlantic University

Coastal Risk Consulting, a new start-up company formed by an FAU professor, has developed novel technology to assist coastal homeowners, businesses, and government to evaluate and mitigate risks from encroaching seas along Florida’s southeast coast as well as other vulnerable areas in the United States and overseas.

Released: 28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

13-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
A Warning System for Tsunamis
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Scientists at the Australian National University have developed the Time Reverse Imaging Method to take real-time data from the ocean sensors and use that information to recreate what the tsunami looked like when it was born. Once scientists have the tsunami source pinpointed, they can use it to make better predictions about what will happen once the waves reach shore. This new method is fast enough to compete with existing algorithms but much more accurate.

Released: 20-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Online Press Conference Tuesday: Presidential Pitch Posturing, a Tsunami Warning System, and the Role of Snot in Dolphin Echolocation
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Researchers investigating the commonalities in pitch delivery by presidential candidates, the biological basis for dolphin echolocation, and an early warning system to detect tsunamis will describe their latest findings during a webcast press event on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The event will be streamed live at 1:00 p.m., EDT, from the 171st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which takes place May 23-27 in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the webcast will be available for download 24 hours afterwards.

Newswise: Ancient Tsunami Evidence on Mars Reveals Life Potential
Released: 19-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT
Ancient Tsunami Evidence on Mars Reveals Life Potential
Cornell University

The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars’ northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites – hitting the planet millions of years apart – triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis. These gigantic waves forever scarred the Martian landscape and yielded evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life.

Newswise: Alaska Tsunami Scientist Urges Education and Preparedness
Released: 15-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST
Alaska Tsunami Scientist Urges Education and Preparedness
University of Alaska Fairbanks

If you’re enjoying a lovely day on the beach, there’s something you should do if the ground shakes, the water retreats or the ocean make a strange noise. “Run,” said Elena Suleimani, because those are signs that a tsunami is coming. “It’s a matter of minutes. Don’t return for at least twelve hours.”

Released: 2-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
URI Ocean Engineer: Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami
University of Rhode Island

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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