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Tsunami News

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Sandy Dechert

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by AFP

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...
In the Media by Harumi Ozawa (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Karyn Poupee (AFP)

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...
In the Media by Harumi OZAWA (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

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 .
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Japanese fishing port receives gold from anonymous benefactor

A small Japanese fishing port, devastated by the 2011 tsunami, has been receiving gold bars from an anonymous benefactor.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

UPDATE 5:35 a.m.: Tsunami warning issued for South Pacific

A tsunami warning has been issued for areas in the south western portion of the Pacific Ocean after a magnitude 8 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Video: Chinese inventor is ready for anything in the 'Apocalypse'

As people start getting silly, or should we say nervous, about the impending end of the world next week, a Chinese inventor says he has outdone Noah, with his own type of ark.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

7.3-magnitude quake hits Japan, 1-meter tsunami recorded

A meter-high tsunami hit Japan's Miyagi prefecture, where the Fukushima nuclear plant is located, following a 7.3-magnitude quake. No damage has been reported and radiation levels are stable.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Strong earthquake rocks Myanmar, casualties reported

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 rocked central Myanmar Sunday morning collapsing a bridge under construction, several Buddhist pagodas and a gold mining site and causing the death of at least six people.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Japan near east coast of Honshu

Iwaki - The US Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting that an earthquake with an initial magnitude of 5.5, occurred off the coast of Honshu, northern Japan, early on Friday.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits BC Coast — Tsunami Warnings Issued

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) Region of British Columbia, Canada October 27, 2012. The coordinates given by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center gave the location as 52.9 NORTH 131.9 WEST, at a depth of 10 km.
In the Media by C. Schroeder - 1 comment

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 8 comments

B.C. prepares for an estimated 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris

Vancouver - Although no one knows exactly when or where it will land, officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Victoria, BC know it's coming and they are expecting approximately 1.5 million tons of it.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 9 comments
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Debris around Nobiru  Japan train station after March 11  2011 tsunami.
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Debris around Nobiru, Japan train station after March 11, 2011 tsunami.
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Members of the Fairfax County Urban Fire and Rescue Team head into downtown Ofunato to search for su...
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Members of the Fairfax County Urban Fire and Rescue Team head into downtown Ofunato to search for survivors following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, in March 2011
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Tsunami warning sign off of the Pacific Ocean
Tsunami warning sign off of the Pacific Ocean
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
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Air Force and Marine airlift and rescue leadership look out over the debris left at Sendai Airport  ...
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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
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
Japanese Defense Ministry
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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PHILVOCS Director Renato Solidum addressing reporters at a news conference.
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PHILVOCS Director Renato Solidum addressing reporters at a news conference.
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The exterior walls of many buildings collapsed from the power of the 8.8 earthquake.
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The exterior walls of many buildings collapsed from the power of the 8.8 earthquake.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
Japanese Defense Ministry
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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Imperial Palace  Tokyo  Japan
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
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Phivolcs earthquake map
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Phivolcs earthquake map
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Cathedral in Santiago  Chile
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Cathedral in Santiago, Chile
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time ...
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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A fishing boat is noticeably out of place after being swept ashore during a massive tsunami that imp...
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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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Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City  Iwate prefecture March 27  2011.
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Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City, Iwate prefecture March 27, 2011.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
Japanese Defense Ministry
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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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
Japanese Defense Ministry
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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It appears no one was crushed when this ceiling fell onto a bed but the danger to people inside buil...
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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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Footage of the devastation of the tsunami in Japan
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Footage of the devastation of the tsunami in Japan
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