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Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves

Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves
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Tourists swim in Venice's iconic St Mark's Square as Floating City is flooded by high tides 70 per cent of central Venice underwater today reaching 59 inchesTourists waded through waters in wellington boots and donned swimwearIconic St Mark's Square flooded leaving normally bustling square deserted By Larisa Brown Published: 16:44 GMT, 11 November 2012 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 12 November 2012 It may be known as the Floating City of love. But romance was cast aside today as gondolas were swapped for wellington boots and swimwear. High tides and heavy rain flooded Venice's dry streets, leaving tourist hotspots virtually deserted. Tourists chose to wade through the waters in boots, with one group donning swimwear to sit at a table in the iconic submerged St Mark's Square. Scroll down for video People sit at the table of a bar in a flooded St. A young man and a woman enjoy swimming in a deserted square that is usually dry and inundated with tourists People take a coffee break in a flooded shop as rainfall reached 59inches in Venice One hardy couple even decided to go for a quick swim.

Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan NEW: "I thought things were coming to an end"NEW: Survivors being plucked from roofs by helicopterNEW: Death toll at 433, at least 784 missing Editor's Note: Read live blogging of the Japan tsunami and earthquake. Are you there? Send your video, pictures to iReport. Tokyo (CNN) -- The morning after Japan was struck by the most powerful earthquake to hit the island nation in recorded history and the tsunami it unleashed -- and even as the earth continued to twitch with aftershocks -- the disaster's massive impact was only beginning to be revealed. Rescue efforts began with the first light as military helicopters plucked survivors from roofs and carried them to safety. The 8.9-magnitude temblor, which was centered near the east coast of Japan, killed hundreds of people, caused the formation of 30-foot walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfed entire towns, dragged houses onto highways, and tossed cars and boats like toys. Gallery: Massive quake hits Japan Scene from the quake

Japan earthquake and tsunami disrupts currents: Huge whirlpools form off coast By David Derbyshire Updated: 15:00 GMT, 12 March 2011 Mariners who escaped the onslaught of the tsunami soon had to contend with another peril - the appearance of vast whirlpools off the coast of Japan. The powerful vortices appeared yesterday morning when the oceans, swollen by the vast surge of water, began to recede. As the water levels fell, whirlpools hundreds of yards wide appeared, sucking everything into the themselves and creating new danger for passing boats. Scroll down for video Pulling the plug: A huge whirlpool traps a boat in a harbour near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, north eastern Japan. Whirlpools are created by rising and falling water - and are a common feature of tsunamis. Dr Simon Boxhall, of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, said: 'It's exactly the same thing that happens when you take a plug out of a bath or sink. The whirlpool near the port of Oarai - captured on film from a helicopter - lasted for several hours.

catastrophes naturelles Un séisme, une coulée de boue ou un cyclone, par exemple, touchent directement l'homme en faisant des victimes ou en provoquant de lourds dégâts. D'autres phénomènes naturels n'ont pas de conséquences directes sur l'homme et ses intérêts, mais leurs effets secondaires sont parfois tout aussi redoutables. Ainsi, la sécheresse, les ravages dévastateurs provoqués par les essaims de criquets, l'inondation de terres cultivées, une épidémie chez une race animale (une épizootie) domestique peuvent signifier à terme famine et maladies pour l'homme. Les liens entre catastrophes naturelles et risques technologiques sont nombreux. Par exemple, dans le cas de certaines inondations, quelles sont les parts respectives des processus naturels et des conséquences des plans d'urbanisation et d'occupation des sols ?

Le 11 mars 2011, 14h46 : un séisme et un tsunami dévastateurs frappent le Japon Le Japon a été frappé vendredi par le séisme le plus puissant de son histoire. La secousse de magnitude de 8,9 s'est produite à 14h46 (6h46 heure française) au large des côtes nord-est du pays près de la ville de Sendaï. Elle a été suivie par un tsunami dévastateur et meurtrier. Le dernier bilan - encore très provisoire - établi dans la nuit par les autorités japonaises fait état de plus de mille morts et disparus. La secousse a eu lieu à 24,4 kilomètres de profondeur faisant violemment tanguer les immeubles jusqu'en Chine et déclenchant une alerte majeure au tsunami dans tout le Pacifique. Il s'agit de la septième secousse la plus puissante jamais enregistrée dans le monde. A Tokyo, située à quelque 380 km de distance de l'épicentre, les constructions ont été secouées pendant au moins deux minutes et la plupart des occupants se sont précipités dans les rues. Voici, minute par minute le récit des événements qui ont suivi ce tremblement de terre meurtrier : 0h26. 23h56. 23h03. 22h58.

Séisme au Japon (Tsunami) 11 mars 2011 Le Japon a été touché par un terrible séisme, d’une magnitude de 8.9 sur l’échelle de Richter. L’épicentre était situé à 375 kilomètres de Tokyo, au large des côtes orientales du Japon et à une profondeur de 25 km. La durée de la secousse a été très longue, près de 5 minutes ce qui confirme l’importance du tremblement de terre. Une première vague de 4 mètres a touché les côtes du Japon. Le séisme en direct d’un magasin filmé par @lejapon : Une compilation du séisme filmé en direct : Terrible vidéo de la vague énorme qui englouti tout sur son passage à Sendai. Une vague énorme devrait frapper les Etats-Unis, une vague qui arriverait sur les côtes à une vitesse de 700 km/h et qui devrait frapper la Californie dans 8h, vers 16h heure française. Photos après le séisme (page 2) Nouvelles vidéos du Tsunami : L’arrivée de la géante vague filmée depuis un hélicoptère La vague dans Kamaishi

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Largest Earthquakes in the World Since 1900 This webpage is updated in January of each year to incorporate any relevant data from the previous year. Google Earth KML References Johnson, J.M., Y. Tanioka, L.J. Ruff, K. Kanamori, H., 1977, The energy release of great earthquakes, J. Kanamori, H., 1988, Importance of historical seismograms for geophysical research, in Lee, W.H.K., Meyers, H., and Shimazaki, K., eds., Historical Seismograms and Earthquakes of the World: San Diego, Academic Press, p. 16-33. Okal, E.A., and D. Park, J., T. PDE (Preliminary Determination of Earthquakes) Monthly Listing, U.S. Revisions The Andreanof Islands, Alaska earthquake of 1957 03 09, previously listed with a magnitude o f 9.1, has had its magnitude reviewed, and it was updated to 8.6. The Ningxia-Gansu, China earthquake of 1920 12 16, previously listed with a magnitude of 8.6, has had its magnitude reviewed, and it was updated to 7.8.

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