New Evidence Suggests Hawaii Could Be Hit By A Massive Tsunami

The discovery of a massive debris pile in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands suggests that the region was hit by a mammoth tsunami about 500 years ago. It was larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, so scientists are now worrying that a similar disaster could happen again. » 10/20/14 3:40pm 10/20/14 3:40pm

Now we know why the Japanese tsunami was so huge

Last year's earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan left scientists baffled. They knew that the potential for large waves was very real, but the tremendous size of the Japanese tsunami went beyond their wildest expectations — with some waves reaching as high as 20 feet. But now, scientists at Cambridge University… » 8/24/12 12:29pm 8/24/12 12:29pm

New Archeological Proof for the Oldest Tsunami in Recorded History

Tucked away in the 8th volume of Herodotus' Histories is a reference to a town that was saved from attack by the Persians when the sea retreated — then returned higher than ever, drowning those who tried to cross the shallows. This account of 479 BCE is regarded as the first historical reference to a tsunami — and now… » 4/25/12 5:00pm 4/25/12 5:00pm

A video of the Japanese tsunami rolling through the Bay Area

Mark Demma recorded this amazing footage from Emeryville, California of the Japanese tsunami coming through the San Francisco metropolitan area. » 3/11/11 2:56pm 3/11/11 2:56pm

What are the long-term problems facing tsunami survivors?

The initial impact of a tsunami is dramatic, but the long-term effects of such flooding can be just as devastating for survivors. » 3/11/11 2:30pm 3/11/11 2:30pm

Jarring raw footage of the tsunami that inundated northeast Japan

At 2:46 p.m, Tokyo time, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the northeast coast of Japan sent a powerful wall of water inland, destroying coastal towns and property. » 3/11/11 8:03am 3/11/11 8:03am

How humanity survived for 8000 years on the most extreme islands on…

Imagine a life of almost complete isolation, spent on a barren island constantly hit by a mix of volcanoes, tsunamis, and long, brutal winters. For thousands of years, that's what people have endured on the Kuril Islands, an archipelago stretching from Russia to Japan that just might be the most extreme place humans… » 2/22/11 12:30pm 2/22/11 12:30pm