Anniversary of the 2004 Megatsunami – goes largely unnoticed


The 5 year anniversary of the 26 December 2004 tsunami came and passed without much fanfare. We were all painfully reminded of tsunamis within the first two months of 2010 with the Solomon Islands, Haitian and Chilean tsunamis, that combined may have killed over 400 people, largely unnecessarily, given that tsunami preparedness works, and forecast technology is now available. Continue reading

Second Generation of Tsunami Inundation Maps for California

The second generation of tsunami inundation maps for the State of California were released on December 17, 2009 at a press conference at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California. The maps are a product of a collaboration … Continue reading

The Mediterranean doesn’t have a tsunami warning system, yet

There is no tsunami warning system in Europe despite UNESCO’s efforts to coordinate countries to form a regional center, as UNESCO did for the Pacific. Read our opinion about Europe’s tsunami of inaction as published in the Wall Street Journal, … Continue reading