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Modeling future earthquake and tsunami risk in southeast Japan


March 27, 2018

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Geoscience researchers at UMass Amherst, Smith College and the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology unveiled new, GPS-based methods for modeling earthquake-induced tsunamis for southeast Japan along the Nankai Trough. A Nankai-induced tsunami is likely to hit there in the next few decades, says lead author Hannah Baranes at UMass Amherst, and has the potential to displace four times the number of people affected by the massive Tohoku tsunami of 2011.Full Story

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University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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