Landslide-driven megatsunamis threaten Hawaii
December 6, 2012, 3:15 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
Scientists discover that massive volcanic landslides have caused megatsunamis to strike the coasts of Hawaii throughout history, causing widespread destruction each time.
Tsunami debris washes up in Hawaii
November 29, 2012, 9:39 a.m.
Video: On the Big Island of Hawaii, debris is changing the landscape as thousands of pounds of trash hit Kamilo Beach — much of it from Japan. The refuse is already impacting wildlife such as fish and birds.
East Coast faces variety of tsunami threats
November 16, 2012, 8:55 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
The most likely source for an East Coast tsunami would be an underwater avalanche along the continental slope.
Ancient tsunami swept through Swiss lake
October 29, 2012, 2:29 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet
If a tsunami happened today, it would completely inundate large parts of the inner city of Geneva.
Huge dock from tsunami found near Hawaii
September 24, 2012, 9:35 a.m.
Video: Fisherman discovered a dock from the Japanese tsunami off the shores of Hawaii.
Too many nuclear plants located in tsunami risk zones, say researchers
September 24, 2012, 9:29 a.m. by LiveScience
Japan, China and South Korea have all constructed nuclear power plants in locations that lend themselves to tsunami destruction.
How wave shapes can explain why tsunamis are so devastating
September 13, 2012, 1:55 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet
Ripples that are higher than their waves can merge into letter-shaped patterns, resulting in a dangerous combination.
Tsunami boat washes up in Canada
August 30, 2012, 2:01 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The NOAA expects that more debris will come ashore over several years, but that much of it will be indistinguishable from the usual flotsam and jetsam.
Tsunami debris adds to Great Pacific Garbage Patch
July 12, 2012, 9:09 a.m.
Video: The trash accumulating in the Pacific Ocean — scientists estimate there are 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris alone — is arriving on the West Coast.
Tsunami debris a hit with tourists
June 13, 2012, 9:02 a.m.
Video: The 132-ton dock from Japan that washed ashore at Agate Beach last week is attracting crowds. State officials estimate that more than 11,000 tourists have traveled to the remote Oregon beach to take a look.
Largest piece of tsunami debris: Japanese dock washes ashore in Oregon
June 7, 2012, 11:14 a.m.
Video: A nearly 70-foot-long dock floated onto an Oregon beach after being torn loose from a fishing port in Japan after the tsunami.
Earthquakes off Alaska pose U.S. tsunami risk
May 31, 2012, 9:04 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet
Researchers are hoping that by studying sediment on several of the Aleutian Islands will tell them how often tsunamis occur in the region.