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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.

Haiyan aftermath: Preparedness key to disaster risk reduction

Cebu - Community preparedness proves to be the key to prevent loss of life and property in times of natural calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other natural occurrences of extreme force and proportion.

Filipinos praise international media for Typhoon Haiyan report

Many Filipinos are praising international media for its comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) and for bringing the flight of typhoon victims to the global community.

Australia tops donor countries for Super Typhoon Haiyan victims

Australia tops the list of donor countries for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, a deadly super typhoon that hit central Philippines last weekend, killing more than 3,000 people and destroying homes and vital infrastructure along its path.

Project Noah says storm surge warning out 2 days before landfall

A Philippine weather monitoring agency says a storm surge warning has been issued two days before typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl.) made landfall in Guiuan town in central Philippines last weekend.

Typhoon Haiyan's first landfall destroys entire fishing town

Guiuan - The first in a series of landfalls of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) took its toll on the fishing town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar in central Philippines, turning the historic town into a pile of rubble with very few structures left standing.

Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines likely to exceed 1,000

The death toll in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl.) that battered central Philippines on Friday could reach over 1,000, an official of the Philippine National Red Cross said.
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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.
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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.
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Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
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Plate glass windows cracked from the stress in numerous buidings.
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel witness a house adrift off the coast of northeastern Japa...
U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel witness a house adrift off the coast of northeastern Japan
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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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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.
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The tsunami resulting from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake destroyed the low-lying areas of tsuchi, Japan. Photo: Dylan McCord, U.S. Navy.
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The fishing boat washed ashore in Kesennuma, Japan by the March 2011 tsunami is to be broken up.
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It appears no one was crushed when this ceiling fell onto a bed but the danger to people inside buildings during a major quake is clear.
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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
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
Debris around Nobiru  Japan train station after March 11  2011 tsunami.
Debris around Nobiru, Japan train station after March 11, 2011 tsunami.
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Suika the cat was lost for three years after a tsunami hit in 2011. He was reunited with Kazuko Yamagishi and her husband Takeo in Ofunato earlier this week.
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Exploring the evidence of past Subduction Zone Earthquake caused Tsunamis on the Pacific Coast. This was a public walking tour on April 14, 2012 at the river bank of the Naiwaikum River led by Brian Atwater a USGS geologist.
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PHILVOCS Director Renato Solidum addressing reporters at a news conference.
PHILVOCS Director Renato Solidum addressing reporters at a news conference.
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in northeastern Japan
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File photo: Tumbes fishing cove after the earthquake and tsunami of 2010
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