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Tsunami sirens in White Rock just a test: City officials

Residents of White Rock were surprised to hear tsunami sirens in their community Thursday morning.

The sirens were the result of the Semiahmoo First Nation conducting an evacuation drill. 223 more words


Could We Hear a Tsunami Coming?

Naomi Brown

Research published by Usami Kadri, a postdoctoral researcher at Cardiff University, has shown that a type of sound wave called an ‘acoustic gravity wave’ could be used to detect and possibly mitigate tsunamis. 451 more words





(Zola’s Note) “


A delightful review  and  retraction (equally hilarious) by  friend and colleague, “Stephen Raj”  ( Paulraj Velraj ).


I dug this from my archives like one goes looking for old letters in the attic. 513 more words


Boxing Day 2004.

Thailand is a developing country in Southeast Asia.  Most of its economy depends on agriculture (rice); then on manufacturing (look at the labels of whatever you bought at Walmart); and then on tourism (15-20 percent of the economy).   601 more words

Trump Administration

Day 10 - Tsunami of Emotion

I’m scheduled to write about a memory for which I’m grateful. Once again, it is very hard to choose just one. I have a tendency to write about memories most of the time so I was wracking my brain to think of something clever or creative. 443 more words

Reflections On Life

Late night blurb: Progress as a writer

So the novel that I am pushing to get published was written eight years ago. It has been edited a half dozen times. It is about a group of friends and strangers and there experiences of what happens when technology fails to a solar storm. 141 more words


Retrace our steps

What would happen if the nuclear evacuees all returned home at once? At times, almost all the 80,000 nuclear refugees forced to evacuate areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have felt compelled to return to their homes, schools and businesses. 219 more words