Tsunamis

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    March 22, 2016  

    It’s when, not if, the Pacific Northwest is due for a major seismic disaster; scientists say there’s a 37 percent chance one could strike in the next 50 years. FEMA estimates such an earthquake and resulting tsunami could kill thousands and leave a million more homeless. But some concerned coastal communities are working to make sure they’re ready when it hits. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2010    

    In less than 24 hours, a tsunami crashed into a remote island chain and a volcano erupted in Indonesia, killing a combined total of more than 400 people and forcing hundreds more to seek temporary refuge in emergency shelters. Continue reading

  • December 27, 2004   BY  

    The most powerful earthquake in 40 years struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean near the Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, triggering tsunamis that devastated villages and resorts, killing tens of thousands and leaving untold numbers missing. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2004   BY  

    The most powerful earthquake in 40 years struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean near the Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday morning, triggering tsunamis that devastated villages and resorts, killing thousands and leaving hundreds missing. Continue reading