More than 60 people have been killed and almost 600 injured in Indonesia after a tsunami believed to be caused by a volcanic eruption on Anak Krakatau. Twenty other people are also missing and hundreds of beachside buildings were destroyed by the wave, reported to have reached 10ft high. Scientists are investigating whether the tsunami was triggered by undersea landslides following an eruption on Anak Krakatau, which means Child of Karakatoa. It was formed following the catastrophic eruption that obliterated the original island of Krakatoa in 1883. Scientists have also cited tidal waves caused by the full moon. The worst affected area is the Pandeglang region of Banten province in Java, which encompasses the Ujung Kulon National Park and popular beaches. This story is being updated … [Read more...] about Indonesia tsunami: Over 60 killed in tidal wave following eruption of Anak Krakatau
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The risk of more devastating tsunamis than previously estimated has risen because of climate change, according to new findings published today. Tsunamis are destructive fast-moving waves that can be triggered by earthquakes, mountain slides, or meteor impacts. They have hit the Devon and Cornwall coast at least twice before according to historians - causing large numbers of deaths and destruction. In the 11th century a massive wave was thought to have been caused by an asteroid falling at sea and in the 18th century an earthquake off Lisbon was responsible. But now because of sea-levels rising the risks for coastal communities around the world are growing. In the new study researchers warned that what was previously assumed to be the 'absolute worst case' now appears to be 'modest' for what is predicted in some locations. Previous models published in 2006 show waves up to 4.5m could hit parts of Cornwall, with lower 2m waves in the Bristol Channel and North Devon. But now those models … [Read more...] about New tsunami warning for Devon and Cornwall coasts
George Galloway was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator. “Israel has taken out a contract on Jeremy Corbyn” writer Gideon Levy wrote in Ha'aretz. As the contract crescendos, what does it tell us about Corbyn, the media, and Israel? “The Jewish establishment in Britain and Israeli propaganda have taken out a contract on him (Corbyn), to foil his election…” Levy wrote in an opinion piece last week. This remarkable piece by Israel's finest journalist Gideon Levy, published in Israel's finest newspaper Ha'aretz, is remarkable not just in that it is a fine piece of writing on a par with what he writes every other day. Read more But it reminds those whose rushes of blood to the head too often lead them to erroneously believe that Israel is (not yet, at any rate) a "fascist" country. If it were, Levy would be dead, Ha'aretz long … [Read more...] about British Media is not waving, it’s drowning…in a sea of its own mendacity
ASTONISHING photos of tsunamis show seemingly gentle walls of water brushing shorelines. But footage from history's most horrific disasters show the waves attacking harbours,before destroying all forms of life in its path. Here's what we know... What is a tsunami? A tsunami, also called a seismic wave, is a series of waves caused by the movement of a large body of water. The term tsunami means 'big wave in the port' in Japanese - and it was coined by fishermen after they returned to shore to find their villages devastated by a giant wave they had not seen at sea. The killer waves can sometimes only be 30cm above the water surface when in the open ocean, so go unnoticed by sailors. But as it reaches shallower waters, the wave is slowed and the top of the wave moves faster than the bottom, causing the sea to dramatically rise Tsunamis can cause the sea levels to rise by as much as 30 metres, although they usually cause a rise averaging three metres. The enormous energy of a tsunami can … [Read more...] about What is a tsunami, how are the waves formed and which countries are affected the most?
A MASSIVE iceberg drifting off Greenland has triggered fears of flooding if it breaks up, leading the authorities to evacuate a high-risk zone.The authorities have urged residents of the Innaarsuit island settlement with houses on a promontory to move away from the shore over fears that the 100-metre (over 300 feet) high iceberg, which was spotted on Thursday, could swamp the area.“We fear the iceberg could calve and send a flood towards the village,” Lina Davidsen, a security chief at the Greenland police, told Danish news agency Ritzau on Friday.The settlement in northwestern Greenland has 169 inhabitants, but only those living closest to the iceberg have been evacuated, Ritzau reported.“The iceberg is still near the village and the police are now discussing what do to next,” Kunuk Frediksen, a police chief in the Danish autonomous territory, told AFP.Susanne K. Eliassen, a member of the village council, told the local newspaper Sermitsiaq that it was not … [Read more...] about Town evacuated over Iceberg ‘tsunami’