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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.

Scary removal of Fukishima fuel rods begins

Tokyo - Pressure to complete the unprecedented work is rising because of fears a new major earthquake could decimate Japan and threaten the U.S. West Coast .

Deadly earthquake creates new island in Pakistan

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck off south-central Pakistan Tuesday killing more than 200 people in the district of Awaran and nearby areas near the epicenter of the deadly earthquake.

Japanese 'Tsunami Ship' in Kesennuma to be dismantled

Kesennuma - More than two years after Japan's devastating tsunami, workers have begun dismantling a stranded fishing boat that was swept inland of the northern port city of Kesennuma.

5.7 earthquake rattles East Timor

Seimic reports are stating that a 5.7 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in the Timor Sea, just off the coast of the East Timor region.
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U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsu...
U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, April 21. U.S. soldiers are providing manpower to the Japanese in support of Operation Soul Train.
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Tsunami  Pacific coast of Japan March 11  2011. Photo taken March 24  2011
Tsunami, Pacific coast of Japan March 11, 2011. Photo taken March 24, 2011
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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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Midway tsunami map showing overwash areas
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Rikuzentakata City Hall after tsunami.
12 April 2011
Rikuzentakata City Hall after tsunami. 12 April 2011,
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Plate glass windows cracked from the stress in numerous buidings.
Plate glass windows cracked from the stress in numerous buidings.
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If the earthquake were to occur in those circled areas  this could cause a tsunami that would threat...
If the earthquake were to occur in those circled areas, this could cause a tsunami that would threaten the Australian east coast.
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A water pipe spews water into the frosty morning air after being damaged by a tsunami  which was tri...
A water pipe spews water into the frosty morning air after being damaged by a tsunami, which was triggered by a 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan.
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Tsunami warning sign off of the Pacific Ocean
The tsunami resulting from the 2011 Tohoku
earthquake destroyed the low-lying areas of tsuchi 
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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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Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City  Ibaraki prefecture.
Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City, Ibaraki prefecture.
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Phivolcs earthquake map
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Another view of the badly damaged cathedral in Santiago  Chile.
Another view of the badly damaged cathedral in Santiago, Chile.
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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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Tofino  BC Tsunami Warning Sirens Activated
Tofino, BC Tsunami Warning Sirens Activated
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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Cathedral in Santiago  Chile
Cathedral in Santiago, Chile
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A fishing boat is noticeably out of place after being swept ashore during a massive tsunami that imp...
A fishing boat is noticeably out of place after being swept ashore during a massive tsunami that impacted this Japanese fishing port.
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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
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katrina R. Menchaca
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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