Category Archives: Oceanography

The Quake: The Most Terrifying Video Yet

The BBC has a stunning video of the first moments of the tsunami coming up the river at Miyako. BBC News – Japan earthquake: Footage of moment tsunami hit       Advertisements

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The Quake: Before and After

CNN has a sobering slideshow, of before and after satellite images of areas ravaged by the tsunami. The tsunami’s destruction: Before and after – CNN.com

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“How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan”

Excellent infrographic from The New York Times:     Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com  

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The Lede Focuses on the Quake

On Saturday, The Lede is continuing to track news out of Japan a day after a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a deadly tsunami. Updates below mix news alerts with reports from bloggers and journalists on the ground. NYTimes.com

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8.9 Quake: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On

The mighty magnitude 8.9 earthquake is the 7th most powerful tremor in world history (Figure 1), and the planet’s second top-ten earthquake in the past two years. The world’s 8th largest earthquake, a magnitude 8.8 event, hit Chile on February 27, … Continue reading

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8.9 Quake, Details from the USGS

Extensive damage is probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Japan. Past events with this alert level have required a national or international level response. Orange alert level for shaking-related … Continue reading

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Thin Ice, Hot Water

“It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.” –Franklin P. Jones. But it does, Mr. Jones, it does. The water is not only warming, but rising. Through language we impact … Continue reading

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