Summary: Series of ocean waves produced by geologic events or underwater LANDSLIDES. These waves can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean.

Top Publications

  1. Mizukawa K, Hirai Y, Sakakibara H, Endo S, Okuda K, Takada H, et al. Spatial Distribution and Temporal Trend of Anthropogenic Organic Compounds Derived from the 2011 East Japan Earthquake. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2017;73:185-195 pubmed publisher
    ..To understand the long-term trend of environmental pollution induced by the disaster, continuous monitoring along the Tohoku coast is required. ..
  2. de Pee S, Moench Pfanner R, Martini E, Zlotkin S, Darnton Hill I, Bloem M. Home fortification in emergency response and transition programming: experiences in Aceh and Nias, Indonesia. Food Nutr Bull. 2007;28:189-97 pubmed
    ..This experience demonstrates that providing micronutrients as part of emergency relief and transition programming, as recently recommended by the World Health Organization/UNICEF/World Food Program, is feasible. ..
  3. Helton W, Funke G, Knott B. Measuring workload in collaborative contexts: trait versus state perspectives. Hum Factors. 2014;56:322-32 pubmed
    ..Workload may behave differently at trait (between-subjects) and state (within-subjects) levels. Researchers interested in workload measurement as a state should take a within-subjects perspective in their analyses. ..
  4. Seike K, Shirai K, Murakami Sugihara N. Using tsunami deposits to determine the maximum depth of benthic burrowing. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182753 pubmed publisher
    ..The maximum burrowing depth of E. cordatum in Funakoshi Bay was 22 cm from the seafloor surface. ..
  5. Kozak L, Niedzielski P. The long term tsunami impact: Evolution of iron speciation and major elements concentration in tsunami deposits from Thailand. Chemosphere. 2017;181:37-43 pubmed publisher
    ..For iron speciation changes the transformation of the Fe complex to Fe(III) has been recorded with no significant changes of the level of Fe(II). ..
  6. Cerasuolo J, Montero Odasso M, Ibanez A, Doocy S, Lip G, Sposato L. Decision-making interventions to stop the global atrial fibrillation-related stroke tsunami. Int J Stroke. 2017;12:222-228 pubmed publisher
  7. Schwab F, Zettler E, Moh A, Schötzau A, Gross U, Günthert A. Predictive factors for preterm delivery under rural conditions in post-tsunami Banda Aceh. J Perinat Med. 2016;44:511-5 pubmed publisher
    ..If either is suspect we suggest collecting a vaginal swab for microbiological culture for targeted treatment. Patients with a history of preterm delivery are at increased risk and should be monitored closely. ..
  8. Shigemura J, Tanigawa T, Saito I, Nomura S. Psychological distress in workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. JAMA. 2012;308:667-9 pubmed publisher
  9. . Conclusions and recommendations of the International Expert Symposium in Fukushima: Radiation and Health Risks. J Radiol Prot. 2011;31:381-4 pubmed publisher

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  1. Suzuki Y, Weissbecker I. Post-disaster mental health care in Japan. Lancet. 2011;378:317 pubmed publisher
  2. Brumfiel G. Fukushima: Fallout of fear. Nature. 2013;493:290-3 pubmed publisher
  3. Brumfiel G, Cyranoski D. Quake sparks nuclear crisis. Nature. 2011;471:273-5 pubmed publisher
  4. Suzuki Y, Kim Y. The great east Japan earthquake in 2011; toward sustainable mental health care system. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2012;21:7-11 pubmed
    ..In Fukushima prefecture, where nuclear plant accident occurred, its mental health impact is most concerned and long-term follow-up of the residents' health has been being planned. ..
  5. Hikichi H, Aida J, Tsuboya T, Kondo K, Kawachi I. Can Community Social Cohesion Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of a Disaster? A Natural Experiment From the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Am J Epidemiol. 2016;183:902-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Community-level social cohesion strengthens the resilience of community residents in the aftermath of a disaster. ..
  6. Brumfiel G, Fuyuno I. Japan's nuclear crisis: Fukushima's legacy of fear. Nature. 2012;483:138-40 pubmed publisher
  7. Kashima S, Inoue K, Matsumoto M. Have the tsunami and nuclear accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake affected the local distribution of hospital physicians?. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0178020 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that the tsunami did not affect the distribution of physicians in the affected regions. However, the FDNPP accident changed physician distribution in areas close to the power plant. ..
  8. Nakamura M, Tanaka K, Tanaka F, Matsuura Y, Komi R, Niiyama M, et al. Long-Term Effects of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on Incidence of Fatal and Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2017;120:352-358 pubmed publisher
    ..005) but not with the maximum seismic intensity (r = 0.43; p = 0.12). In conclusion, these results suggest that the devastating tsunami was associated with a continual increase in the incidence of fatal MI among disaster survivors. ..
  9. Bird W, Grossman E. Chemical aftermath: contamination and cleanup following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119:A290-301 pubmed publisher