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In the aftermath of the catastrophic events in Japan, the Astani Department professor is widely quoted. March 16, 2011 — Part of the USC Viterbi School’s Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and directed by Professor Costas Synolakis, the … Continue reading
When Will We Learn?
Aggeliki Barberopoulou gives an interview on the origins of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
ITIC Tsunami Bulletin Board Web message at http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/04/messagelhvpd9-04.htm WEPA41 PAAQ 110851 TSUWCA BULLETIN TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 4 NWS WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 1251 AM PST FRI MAR 11 2011 THE WARNING AND ADVISORY STATUS REGIONS HAVE CHANGED … Continue reading
On Friday, March 11, 2011 at 05:46:23 UTC an earthquake occurred near the East coast of Honshu, Japan. Continue reading
Reassessing the tsunami risk in major ports and harbors of California I: San Diego
We assess tsunami hazards in San Diego Bay, California, using newly identified offshore tsunami sources and recently available high resolution bathymetric/topographic data. We simulate locally, regionally and distant-generated tsunamis. Local tsunami source models use more realistic fault and landslide data … Continue reading
Prepared for the National Science Foundation by Costas Synolakis. Appearances by Professors Hermann Fritz, Jose Borrero, Costas Synolakis, and Mr. Vassilios Skanavis. Continue reading
On October 25, 2010 a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck south of S. Pagai island off Sumatra, triggering a tsunami that killed over 400 people. Initial reports related that there was no warning communicated to the Mentawais and that the Indonesian … Continue reading
Re-posted from the Wall Street Journal Asia: This week’s twin disasters in Indonesia—the eruption of Mount Merapi and the 7.7-magnitude earthquake off west-central Sumatra—have again brought warning systems and emergency preparedness into the spotlight. The resulting view is far from … Continue reading