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Newswise: As Big As It Gets, Hunga Volcano Comparable To Krakatoa
11-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
As Big As It Gets, Hunga Volcano Comparable To Krakatoa
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

New research by an international team from 17 countries including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist Keehoon Kim demonstrates that based on atmospheric pressure waves recorded by global barometers, the Hunga explosion was comparable in size to that of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption.

Newswise: New Research Could Provide Earlier Warning of Tsunamis
Released: 11-May-2022 6:20 PM EDT
New Research Could Provide Earlier Warning of Tsunamis
Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new method of detecting mega earthquakes, which picks up on the gravity waves they generate by using deep-learning models created at Los Alamos National Laboratory, can estimate earthquake magnitude in real time and provide earlier warning of tsunamis.

Released: 22-Apr-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Explaining the slow surprise in the middle of the sandwich (earthquake)
Seismological Society of America (SSA)

The 12 August 2021 South Sandwich Island earthquake had a surprise hidden within its complex rupture sequence: a slow, shallow magnitude 8.16 subevent that was “invisible” to researchers at first glance.

Released: 13-Apr-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Undersea detector proves it’s swell
University of Tokyo

Highly energetic particles called muons are ever present in the atmosphere and pass through even massive objects with ease.

Newswise: Century-Old Technology Inspires Method for Early Warning Tsunami and Earthquake Detection
Released: 25-Feb-2022 2:40 PM EST
Century-Old Technology Inspires Method for Early Warning Tsunami and Earthquake Detection
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

Researchers from the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and Institute for Geophysics are part of a team developing Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications (SMART) Cables, which will consist of sensors that “piggyback” on the infrastructure of the existing and expanding undersea telecommunications network. The sensors will allow for low-cost global deep ocean observation to detect temperature, pressure, and seismic acceleration.

Newswise: Pacific, western Indian ocean island nations and culture face extinction in aftermath of undersea volcanic eruptions and climate change, WVU expert says
Released: 21-Jan-2022 4:40 PM EST
Pacific, western Indian ocean island nations and culture face extinction in aftermath of undersea volcanic eruptions and climate change, WVU expert says
West Virginia University

While the aftermath of an undersea volcanic eruption and the following tsunami garner much attention as the waves crash around inhabited islands, an expert at West Virginia University says the combination of those hard to predict eruptions and climate change will eventually erase island nations and their cultures in the Pacific and western Indian oceans.

Released: 19-Jan-2022 9:25 AM EST
Tonga faces daunting challenges after massive volcanic eruption
University of Miami

University of Miami experts provide insights on the powerful eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano, an event geologists are calling the biggest recorded anywhere in the world in more than three decades.

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.

Newswise: Kamome goes to the Olympics
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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Newswise

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.


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