All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tsunami’

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific and began heading toward North America. While this debris was initially a solid mass, NOAA is right to indicate that …

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Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis

An earthquake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan, on October 25, 2013, measuring a magnitude of 7.1 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. According to local Tokyo time, the earthquake hit at 2:10 a.m. and produced tsunamis at four reported locations measuring fifteen inches each. While a 1-meter tsunami advisory was issued for much of Japan’s northeastern coast, this …

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5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima

An earthquake that registered as a 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale was detected at 17:25 GMT today, according to a statement made by the United States Geological Service (USGS). Currently the ‘USGS’ and organizations like the ‘Japan Meteorological Society’ and the analysts at ‘The Weather Channel’ aren’t in complete agreement as to the size of the quake – both of …

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Tsunami May Have Hit Jersey This Month

According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, a weather event witnessed in New Jersey earlier this month may very well have been a tsunami. This would be a rare event for the east coast of the United States. Tsunami-like waves were observed along the US east coast during the afternoon of …

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Walk Through Tsunami-Ravaged Buildings In Japan On Google Maps

Google announced that it has added indoor imagery from buildings hit by the 2011 tsunami in Japan to Google Maps, as well as its Memories for the Future site. Google worked with four city governments in the Tōhoku area to get the imagery, which was collected using the same technology the company uses for its indoor business photos. They were …

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch Keeps Getting Bigger

As debris from the Japanese tsunami begins to wash up on shores along the western United States, scientists warn that there are far greater concerns lurking about a thousand miles off the coast of California. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a terrifying collection of gunk and junk that’s swirling around the Pacific Ocean for several decades, is getting bigger. According …

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Soccer Ball From Japanese Tsunami Found in Alaska

All of us remember the devastating tsunami that ravaged Japan back in 2011. It was such a rough time for the Japanese population; however, a story has recently been released that has given the Japanese hope from these tough times. According to a Yahoo News article, a soccer ball owned by a Japanese native that was lost in the tsunami …

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Tsunami Warning For Indonesia Sparks Panic

A quake measuring around 8.6 on the richter scale struck Indonesia this morning, kicking off a round of tremors and causing officials to issue a tsunami warning. The strong quake–which lasted for more than a minute–was felt in Thailand and Singapore, as well. Although there were no signs of an impending tsunami, residents were urged to move to higher ground …

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Earthquake Hits Japan, Causes Minor Tsunami

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan today, causing the Japanese Meteorological Agency to issue a tsunami warning. It struck about 170 miles off the east coast. A spokesman for Tohoku Electric Power, which operates two nuclear power plants in the area, said they were unaffected. The tsunami hit the eastern coastline later but no reports of damage have been …

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