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Outdoors Scientists: Prepare for another wave of tsunami debris Scientists: Prepare for another wave of tsunami debris (Photo Gallery)
Incidence of wayward skiffs and other tsunami debris subsequently declined sharply over the summer because of seasonal shifts in the winds. Now, those winds and currents have returned to their winter-spring pattern and scientists are expecting more items to wash ashore – even though it is nearing four years since a massive earthquake and tsunami shook Japan.
Outdoors Eerie quiet at NW fault where 'big one' may shake Eerie quiet at NW fault where 'big one' may shake (Video)
Any parent of a rambunctious youngster can tell you trouble might be afoot when things go quiet in the playroom. Two independent research initiatives indicate there is a comparable situation with the Cascadia earthquake fault zone.