STRANGE CREATURES IN DEBRIS

Debris dragged out to sea by the 3/2011 tsunami arrived on the other side of the Pacific Ocean bringing unfamiliar creatures as well as concerns that invasive species will threaten ecosystems on the West Coast of the United States. A 20-meter-long pier was swept away by the tsunami from the fishing port of Aomori, and…

NEW QUAKE SYSTEM

The next-generation K supercomputer was ranked as the world’s fastest computer in June and November 2011. A University of Tokyo research team has developed a system that will use a next-generation supercomputer to simultaneously predict tremors, tsunami and movements in the Earth’s crust after a massive earthquake occurs. The team, led by Takuto Maeda, an…

Tsunami Warning System

Tsunami two years on: Japan finally gets warning system that would have saved hundreds of lives Two years after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands, the country has unveiled an improved warning system that could have saved hundreds of lives. Operators at the Japan Meteorological agency checking the data of the seismic activity…