A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida.
A new suite of online portal and smartphone apps is providing information on tsunami zones in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
OPSGEAR CEO David Burnell shares his story about the Japan Recovery Mission - For the Living or the Dead?
Part 2 continues our review of the Japan tsunami of March 10, 2011, which killed nearly 30,000 people.
On March 10, 2011, the tsunami-prone nation of Japan—arguably the most earthquake- and tsunami-prepared nation in the world—was the setting for an epic tsunami tragedy whose effects are still being felt today and whose reverberations will affect tsunami-prone nations for years to come.
Following the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami striking Northern Japan, the NOAA’s National Weather Service West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Advisory for the costal areas of Los Angels County, California.
In Part 1 (SEPTEMBER 2005), we reviewed the effects of the Christmas 2004 Indian Ocean tsunamis that killed more than a quarter-million people and discussed how that catastrophe should be seen as a harbinger for potential future disasters affecting coastal zones in the United States and other nations vulnerable to tsunamis.
December 26, 2004, will go down as one of the most deadly dates in modern history.
On December 26, a 9.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia generated a tsunami that killed more than 280,000 people in countries surrounding the Indian Sea.
As recent as December 2003, Fire Engineering recognized the significance of tsunami events and the importance of preparing us for them when it published, "Tsunami: A New Concern For Responders." Here, we publish it again with a note from the author. An update to this article will appear in a future issue of Fire Engineering.