Ancient 'Wave of Poseidon' was real tsunami
April 19, 2012, 3:07 p.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
Using shells deposited in the sand and data gathered by the sea floor, scientists validated Herodotus' account of a wave wiping out an army.
Why the Indonesian earthquake didn't spawn a tsunami
April 11, 2012, 11:11 a.m. by Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet
The earthquake was triggered by oceanic plates moving side to side, not up and down. This kind of an earthquake rarely triggers a tsunami.
Radiation from Japanese disaster tracked 186 miles away
April 3, 2012, 9:32 a.m. by Jesse Emspak, LiveScience
Researchers estimate it will take at least a year for the radioactive material released at Fukushima to get across the Pacific Ocean.
7 ways the quake in Japan shook the world
March 7, 2012, 12:37 p.m. by Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet
The combination of an earthquake and a tsunami had effects on the entire Earth, even altering gravity.
Japan tsunami debris charts a course across the ocean
February 29, 2012, 11:55 a.m. by Brett Israel, OurAmazingPlanet
Like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, debris from the March 2011 tsunami is expected to begin washing up on shores, including the Hawaiian Islands.
Cable across Pacific seafloor could transform tsunami warning system
February 28, 2012, 11:54 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
In addition to seismometers and pressure gauges, the cable line could eventually include climate instruments to measure ocean warming.
What we learned from Japan's deadly earthquake: One year later
February 21, 2012, 3:01 p.m. by Clara Moskowitz, OurAmazingPlanet
The 2011 disaster has helped to improved earthquake forecasting and to cause Japan to reconsider its disaster response practices.
NOAA predicts when tsunami debris will hit West Coast of U.S.
January 12, 2012, 12:05 p.m. by Brett Israel, OurAmazingPlanet
None of the debris is thought to be radioactive, since it washed into the ocean before the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant.
Rare 'merging tsunami' contributed to Japan destruction
December 5, 2011, 6:07 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
The double wave tsunami was a 'one-in-10-million' occurrence, with undersea ridges and mountains deflecting the initial wave and creating two fronts.