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Alaska is at risk of tsunami, scientists say

Scientists say that a catastrophic tsunami could occur off the coast of Alaska similar to the huge tsunami that killed many people in Japan in 2011 following a 9.0 magnitude quake. They have now found that there are signals for a similar earthquake off the coast of Alaska, resulting in a dangerous tsunami that could devastate parts of the state and reach southerly parts of North America, Hawaii and beyond.

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Tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on ships

Researchers, funded by NOAA, are partnering with Matson, Maersk Line and the World Ocean Council to equip 10 ships with real-time geodetic GPS systems and satellite communications. The newly built pilot network of GPS-equipped ships enables each vessel to act as an open-ocean tide gauge. Data from these new tsunami sensors are streamed, via satellite, to a land-based data center where they are processed and analyzed for tsunami signals.

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NYK to participate in tsunami recovery effort

 NYK has concluded a contract with United Green for partial ownership of a canola flower field along the Sanriku shoreline, an area that suffered extensive damage from the tsunami that accompanied the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.United Green is a general incorporated association that has implemented a recovery project involving canola flower fields in Kamaishi city in Iwate prefecture. To improve the landscape and help develop a sustainable regional industry, canola flowers have been planted in farmlands that had been damaged by salt or simply abandoned. The oil produced from the canola flowers will be marketed under the brand name "Yuicco."This contract will make NYK an owner of a specific area of the canola flower field. The company will organize volunteers to assist with the project, and the oil will be sold inside the company so that employees who may not have the opportunity to visit the region can be a part of the recovery effort and maintain a connection with the area’s residents.Since the 2011 disaster, NYK has made numerous arrangements for employees who desire to assist in the region as volunteers. Since last year, newly hired employees have also actively participated, with each volunteering in Otsuchi town ...

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