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Japan court upholds damages over student tsunami deaths: report

Apo - A Japanese appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling awarding millions of dollars in compensation to families of children swept out to sea by the massive 2011 tsunami, local media said.

False tsunami alert sent to US coasts

Chicago - A tsunami warning test was accidentally sent as a real alert to the phones of residents along the US East and Gulf Coasts and the Caribbean on Tuesday -- just weeks after a false missile alert triggered panic in Hawaii.

New images from Alaska's seafloor suggest high tsunami danger

Scientists mapping the seafloor off the coast of Alaska have identified a segment of the subduction zone they say signals the potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign.

7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists

Washington - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the eastern coast of Russia, according to the US Geological Survey, causing officials to initially warn of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific.

Phosphate factory reservoir full of toxic wastewater collapses

A tsunami of toxic and highly acidic wastewater was sent gushing across a stretch of the Judean desert over the weekend after a section of a phosphate plant's wastewater reservoir collapsed.

Tsunami hits Greenland leaving at least four people missing

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake 28 kilometers (17.3 miles) north of the northwest village of Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland is believed to have triggered a tsunami that struck the coast, leaving four people missing.

Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Sarangani Philippines

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Sarangani Province in Mindanao, Philippines Saturday morning prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to raise a tsunami warning which was lifted later at around 7:00 a.m.

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Banda Aceh - Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

Tsunami expected after 7.3 earthquake near Fukushima, Japan

The Japanese Meteorological Agency is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck off the coast of northern Japan on Tuesday. Tsunami advisories have been issued for much of Japan's northern Pacific coast.

No deaths reported after earthquake hits Honshu, Japan

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook parts of western Honshu, Japan early Friday afternoon, damaging homes and some roads and cutting power to 77,000 people.

Mega-tsunamis 'sculpted' Mars surface

Paris - Monster tsunamis caused by meteor impacts swept across the northern plains of Mars more than three billion years ago, radically resculpting the edges of the Red Planet's ancient seas, according to a study published Thursday.

Haiti drill preps city of Cap Haitien for major earthquake, tsunami

Cap-ha - A school gymnasium fills with hundreds of students seeking shelter from an earthquake and tsunami, with whistles at the ready in case they are trapped by rubble and need to be rescued.

Chile ordered to pay $2.7 million to 2010 tsunami victims

Santiago - A Chilean court ordered the government Thursday to pay $2.7 million to the families of 20 people killed by a devastating tsunami in 2010.

Review: ‘The Wave’ drops the disaster movie into international waters Special

‘The Wave’ is a Norwegian disaster movie based on a real-life threat to a picturesque tourist village that exists at the mercy of an unstable mountainside.

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

Naha - One man died and another was hospitalised Monday after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Ban Khao Lak - Tearful mourners lit candles on Friday to remember the 220,000 people who died a decade ago when tsunami waves devastated coastal areas along the Indian Ocean, in one of the worst natural disasters in human history.On December 26, 2004 a 9.

10 years on, lessons of Asian tsunami hit by 'disaster amnesia'

Phuket - Ten years after the deadliest tsunami on record wrought destruction across the Indian Ocean, creeping complacency is undermining a hi-tech warning system designed to prevent another disaster of such shocking magnitude.

UPDATE: Powerful earthquake rocks El Salvador, 1 confirmed dead

Chirilagua - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting that a powerful earthquake has struck the coastal area of El Salvador .

Girl survives tsunami, is reunited with her family after 10 years

Kabupaten - When Raudhatul Jannah was just four years old she was swept away in a 2004 tsunami. Somehow the girl survived the rushing waters and a fisherman rescued her. After 10 years her parents found her and they are together once again.

Japan braced for more aftershocks of giant 2011 quake

Tokyo - Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's shuttered Fukushima nuclear site early Saturday was an aftershock of the tremor that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami, and warned of more to come.The strong 6.

Minor tsunami hits northeastern Japan after strong quake

Tokyo - A minor tsunami hit Miyagi prefecture in Japan early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake jolted the country's northeastern Pacific coast, prompting advisories for regions including around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Japan issues Fukushima tsunami advisory after strong quake

Tokyo - Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said.The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.

Japan's 'Great Wall' for tsunami protection questionable

Koizumi - Today, in what's left of the village of Koizumi in Miyagi prefecture, home to two-thirds of the 19,000 people who died in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, all you will find is a barren wasteland. Weeds and grass litter an area where houses once stood.

Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Tokyo - Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.Remembrance ceremonies will be held in tow...

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Tokyo - Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.Remembrance ceremonies will be held in tow...

Patience running out among Japan's disaster refugees

Ishinomaki - The Takeyamas have tried to move on and forget the enormous waves that swept away relatives, their home and the lives they once had.But the couple, both in their seventies, still spend countless nights staring at the ceiling of their tiny makeshift hou...

Fukushima still a grim time capsule three years after disaster

Fukushima - In complete darkness, a group of men tried everything they could to save the Fukushima nuclear plant from catastrophe.

Japan widower dives tsunami waters to bring wife home

- Yasuo Takamatsu, 57, grunts with the effort of hoisting a scuba diving tank onto his back, as he prepares to step into the cold waters off Japan's tsunami-ravaged coast to look for the body of his wife, one of thousands still missing three years on.A s...

Fukishima workers begin removing fuel rods

The latest video recordings have shown new leaks in the fuel rods in the Fukushima nuclear pool, but crews were able to begin removing the rods Monday.
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Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City  Ibaraki prefecture.
Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City, Ibaraki prefecture.
Yoshihiro Ide
Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City  Iwate prefecture March 27  2011.
Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City, Iwate prefecture March 27, 2011.
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Phivolcs earthquake map
Phivolcs earthquake map
Phivolcs
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese Defense Ministry
Cathedral in Santiago  Chile
Cathedral in Santiago, Chile
Conycampos
This sidewalk is closed and may remain closed until it is cleaned of debris and the stucture above c...
This sidewalk is closed and may remain closed until it is cleaned of debris and the stucture above checked for remaining construction material ready to fall to the sidewalk below.
Conycampos
Master Sgt. Claudesedrick Grace  the non-commission officer in charge of Joint Force Land Component ...
Master Sgt. Claudesedrick Grace, the non-commission officer in charge of Joint Force Land Component Command (Forward), and Detroit native, removes a frame of broken glass from the Nobiru Rail Station, April 21 in support of Operation Soul Train. Operation Soul Train consists of U.S soldiers supporting the Japanese in removing debris from two rail stations.
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in...
U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in northeastern Japan
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katrina R. Menchaca
Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Zack DelCorte  assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarin...
Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Zack DelCorte, assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), hands bottled water to a Japanese citizen
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray
Tofino  BC Tsunami Warning Sirens Activated
Tofino, BC Tsunami Warning Sirens Activated
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese Defense Ministry
Scene from the YouTube video showing the village of Nuugaatsiaq  Greenland.
Scene from the YouTube video showing the village of Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese Defense Ministry
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.  Loss of co...
The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Loss of coolant accident followed with nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials
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Air Force and Marine airlift and rescue leadership look out over the debris left at Sendai Airport  ...
Air Force and Marine airlift and rescue leadership look out over the debris left at Sendai Airport, Japan, following a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
The town of Tarou had a 30-foot high seawall. The 2011 tsunami over-ran the wall and reduced the tow...
The town of Tarou had a 30-foot high seawall. The 2011 tsunami over-ran the wall and reduced the town to rubble.
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Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in wh...
Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in what appears to be a very fine heritage building.
Conycampos
Rikuzentakata City Hall after tsunami.
12 April 2011
Rikuzentakata City Hall after tsunami. 12 April 2011,
Daisuke TSUDA
Footage of the devastation of the tsunami in Japan
Footage of the devastation of the tsunami in Japan
Screenshot from Youtube
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese Defense Ministry