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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Japan issues tsunami alert after M7.7 quake hits off Philippines

Japan's weather agency issued a tsunami alert late Saturday for wide areas facing the Pacific including the prefectures of Chiba, Shizuoka and Kagoshima, after...

The mystery of volcanic tsunami solved after 373 years

The explosion of the underwater volcano Kolumbo in the Aegean Sea in 1650 triggered a destructive tsunami that was described by historical eye witnesses....

Japan lifts a tsunami advisory issued after an earthquake hit near its outlying islands

Japan issued a tsunami advisory Thursday after a strong earthquake struck near its outlying islands in the Pacific Ocean, but lifted it about two...

7.7 magnitude earthquake causes small tsunami on South Pacific islands

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake caused a small tsunami to wash ashore on South Pacific islands Friday. No damage has been reported, and the threat...

Pre-Columbian tsunami deposit revealed in a core taken in mangrove pond at East Bajura, Puerto Rico. Credit: Bruce Jaffe

Tsunami deposits identified in a coastal mangrove pond in Northwest Puerto Rico could have come from a megathrust earthquake at the Puerto Rico Trench...

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines, no tsunami warning issued

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines early Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, with the local seismological agency warning of aftershocks and possible...

Quake shakes east Indonesia, south Philippines; no tsunami

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook eastern Indonesia and southern Philippines on Wednesday, with no damage immediately reported and no tsunami warning issued. Some residents tried...

Strong earthquake shakes western Indonesia, no tsunami alert

A strong undersea earthquake shook western Indonesia Monday morning. But there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake was...

Seafloor video shows landslide was not source of 1918 Puerto Rico tsunami

Seafloor video collected by a remotely operated vehicle off the coast of Puerto Rico indicates that an underwater landslide was not the cause of...

Deep learning can predict tsunami impacts in less than a second

Detailed predictions about how an approaching tsunami will impact the northeastern coastline in Japan can be made in fractions of a second rather than...

Wave created by Tonga volcano eruption reached 90 meters—nine times taller than 2011 Japan tsunami

The initial tsunami wave created by the eruption of the underwater Hunga Tonga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga in January 2022 reached 90 meters in...

Scientists provide explanation for exceptional Tonga tsunami

Scientists say they have identified the exact mechanism responsible for the exceptional tsunami that spread quickly across the world after the colossal eruption of...

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