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December 24, 2017
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Hacking a pressure sensor to track gradual motion along marine faults

Deep below the ocean’s surface, shielded from satellite signals, the gradual movement of the seafloor — including along faults that can unleash deadly earthquakes and tsunamis — goes largely undetected. As a result, we know distressingly little about motion along … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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Web Tool, Phone App Pinpoint Tsunami Dangers, Quick Getaway Routes

A new online portal and smartphone app lets Washington and Oregon residents enter the addresses of their homes, schools, workplaces or kids’ day care centers to check if they’re in harm’s way should a tsunami hit. Materials available via the … Continue reading

March 8, 2012
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One Year Later: Japan Quake, Tsunami a Cautionary Tale for Pacific Northwest

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, killing more than 16,000 people and causing billions of dollars in damage. University of Washington scientists say the event has some important lessons for the … Continue reading