tsunamis

Aftermath of 2011 Japan tsunami in Fukushima

On the tenth anniversary of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, a UNSW scientist says reminders of past events can help teach people about the power of the world’s biggest waves.

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A review of geological evidence for tsunamis during the past 4500 years in the Mediterranean Sea has revealed that up to 90 per cent of these inundation events may have been due to storm activity instead.

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UNSW tsunami expert James Goff has co-edited the first textbook to be written on the fire, drought, flooding rains and other natural phenomena that plague the sunburnt country and its close neighbours.

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Australia’s coastline has been struck by up to 145 possible tsunamis since prehistoric times, causing deaths previously unreported in the scientific literature, a UNSW study has revealed.