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02

Apr

Massive quake hits Chile, triggers tsunami warningAt least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country’s northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning."It’s usual to have tsunami alerts here," said La Serena resident Mónica Bustamante Wagner, whose family was evacuated to higher ground. "Luckily, the tsunami this time didn’t hit as hard as in 2010, but there are many fishermen that lost their boats, and in some zones, the waves did flood some parts of towns."

Massive quake hits Chile, triggers tsunami warning
At least 6 people died, and nearly 1 million were evacuated from the country’s northern coast after the government issued a tsunami warning.

"It’s usual to have tsunami alerts here," said La Serena resident Mónica Bustamante Wagner, whose family was evacuated to higher ground. "Luckily, the tsunami this time didn’t hit as hard as in 2010, but there are many fishermen that lost their boats, and in some zones, the waves did flood some parts of towns."

11

Sep

East Coast tsunami of 1817 triggered by Bermuda Triangle quakeUsing historical records and new technology, researchers have narrowed the cause of the “tidal wave” down to the epicenter of the spooky source’s earthquake.

East Coast tsunami of 1817 triggered by Bermuda Triangle quake
Using historical records and new technology, researchers have narrowed the cause of the “tidal wave” down to the epicenter of the spooky source’s earthquake.

06

Aug

What caused Britain’s tsunami?The ‘meteotsunami’ was caused by a storm brewing between Spain and France, more than 300 miles away.

What caused Britain’s tsunami?
The ‘meteotsunami’ was caused by a storm brewing between Spain and France, more than 300 miles away.

06

Apr

Live fish found in likely tsunami debris
The fish, which live off the coast of Japan and Hawaii, made their way across the Pacific in a drifting skiff. Of the 5 fish that made the journey, 1 is still alive.

Live fish found in likely tsunami debris

The fish, which live off the coast of Japan and Hawaii, made their way across the Pacific in a drifting skiff. Of the 5 fish that made the journey, 1 is still alive.

11

Mar

On 2-year anniversary, tsunami debris still washing ashore
The debris slowly arriving in North America is only a fraction of the estimated 5 million tons of rubble and other materials swept into the sea by the tsunami.

On 2-year anniversary, tsunami debris still washing ashore

The debris slowly arriving in North America is only a fraction of the estimated 5 million tons of rubble and other materials swept into the sea by the tsunami.

07

Dec

Landslide-driven megatsunamis threaten HawaiiScientists discover that massive volcanic landslides have caused megatsunamis to strike the coasts of Hawaii throughout history, causing widespread destruction each time.

Landslide-driven megatsunamis threaten Hawaii
Scientists discover that massive volcanic landslides have caused megatsunamis to strike the coasts of Hawaii throughout history, causing widespread destruction each time.

30

Oct

66-foot waves hit New York in ancient asteroid splashdownAsteroid may have doused the prehistoric Big Apple in water.

66-foot waves hit New York in ancient asteroid splashdown
Asteroid may have doused the prehistoric Big Apple in water.

29

Oct

Ancient tsunami swept through Swiss lakeIf a tsunami happened today, it would completely inundate large parts of the inner city of Geneva.

Ancient tsunami swept through Swiss lake
If a tsunami happened today, it would completely inundate large parts of the inner city of Geneva.

14

Sep

How wave shapes can explain why tsunamis are so devastatingRipples that are higher than their waves can merge into letter-shaped patterns, resulting in a dangerous combination.

How wave shapes can explain why tsunamis are so devastating
Ripples that are higher than their waves can merge into letter-shaped patterns, resulting in a dangerous combination.

12

Sep

Japan tsunami ‘miracle pine’ cut down, preservedThe tree, which came to be known as the ‘miracle pine,’ will be sliced into pieces and treated before being put back together.

Japan tsunami ‘miracle pine’ cut down, preserved
The tree, which came to be known as the ‘miracle pine,’ will be sliced into pieces and treated before being put back together.