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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Tsunami-Ravaged Architecture Preserved in Digital Archive

An emerging architectural research method is being used to document the architectural heritage of Indonesian buildings wiped out in the 2004 tsunami. Banda Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was one of the worst affected areas...

Monday, June 6th, 2016

NSW Tsunami Evacuation Maps Cause Concern

The New South Wales State Emergency Services recently unveiled a tsunami evacuation map that unfortunately coincided with the announcement of a major storm. The map shows areas that would be evacuated if a tsunami reached the shores....

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Google Camera Boat Records Tsunami Coast

The "Street View from the Ocean" programme will take panoramic photographs of the Sanriku coast on the north-east of Japan's main island of Honshu, says the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The craft will work its way along the...

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Google Releases Building Interior Images for Japan’s Tsunmai Stricken Region

Google was quick to release Street View images of the areas stricken by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Today, they've followed up with detailed 360-degree panoramas of the interior damage that still exists in the...

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Japan Adopts Smart-City Approach Post-Tsunami

Japan has launched its “Smart Communities” projects, to develop smart grids and promote clean, renewable energy generation and energy efficiency in cities after devastating earthquakes in 2011 that have prompted a sustainable energy push. Read More

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Learning from Megadisasters: World Bank and Japan Release Study

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project,...

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Satellite to Help Tsunami-Monitoring System

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has decided to introduce a system to transmit data from 15 wave gauges equipped with the Global Positioning System (GPS) off Japan's shores to ground stations via a private-sector communications...

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Mapping Ocean Debris from Japan’s 2011 Tsunami

When the Tohoku tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan last March, retreating waves swept an estimated 5 million tons of debris out to sea. About 70 percent is believed to have sunk to the seafloor, leaving...

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Hydroid AUVs Aid in Tsunami Research

Four autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) manufactured by Hydroid Inc. will be used by the Japanese Ministry of Defense to detect underwater mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other submerged objects. Along with detecting underwater mines and objects...

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Japan Experts Warn of Future Risk of 34-meter-high Tsunami

Revised estimates of the potential impact from an earthquake off Japan’s southern coast show much of the country’s Pacific shore could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high. A government-commissioned panel of...

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