Japan earthquake and tsunami disturbed upper atmosphere (animation)

Japan earthquake and tsunami disturbed upper atmosphere (animation)

March 11, 2011 earthquake that hit Japan and generated massive tsunami, disturbed upper atmosphere in a way that was detectable by GPS receivers. Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at California Institute of Technology created excellent animation of event.Embedded

First wave of Japan tsunami debris hits Alaska

First wave of Japan tsunami debris hits Alaska

The first wave of Japanese tsunami debris has hit Alaskan shores and is turning part of the area into a landfill. There is no abnormal level of radiation but much of it is toxic, according to CNN video posted below.On Kayak Island, roughly 100 km (60 miles) southeast

Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it’s headed

Sunflower radiation absorption project grows around Fukushima.

Sunflower radiation absorption project grows around Fukushima.

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March caused a nuclear disaster that left high quantities of radioactive cesium and other toxins in the soil in around the Fukushima prefecture. But a recent campaign has been launched by civil servants and ind

Japan earthquake sped up Antarctica ice stream

Japan earthquake sped up Antarctica ice stream

The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday (March 11) and sent a tsunami travelling across the Pacific Ocean had another long-range effect: It momentarily caused a glacier in Antarctica to speed its flow, researchers have said.The Whillans glacier,