Thousands could survive a US tsunami by walking - study

2015-04-16 16:20

Thousands of people living along the US Pacific coastline from Northern California to Washington state could survive a powerful tsunami, as long as they are prepared to walk briskly to higher ground.

Man locates father's body a decade after Thailand tsunami

2014-11-28 17:30

A Nepalese man has identified his father's remains in Thailand 10 years after he died during the Indian Ocean tsunami.

Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes Japan

2014-08-03 07:09

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan's Okinawa island, says the Pacific tsunami warning centre.

Japan to up measures amid Fukushima leaks

2013-08-07 08:03

Japan will accelerate efforts to prevent more radioactive groundwater from seeping into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, government officials say amid criticism.

Fukushima contaminates sea water

2013-07-22 20:09

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant says contaminated ground water has possibly been flowing into the sea.

Solomon Islands tsunami toll rises

2013-02-07 12:00

Aid workers have been struggling to reach remote, tsunami-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands with more bodies found in wrecked homes and debris in the South Pacific island chain.

Japan lifts tsunami warning

2012-12-07 16:29

The Japan Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning issued for northeastern Japan after a strong earthquake centred off the coast shook buildings as far away as Tokyo.

Small tsunami hits Hawaii

2012-10-28 11:29

Hawaii has been hit by a tsunami prompting the authorities to order at least 100 000 people on the island state to move to higher ground.

GPS could help faster tsunami warning

2012-04-25 21:49

Global positioning systems could provide faster tsunami alerts than current warning set-ups, German researchers say, citing data collected in last year's deadly Japan earthquake.

Sri Lanka, India, Thais lift tsunami alert

2012-04-11 15:56

Sri Lanka and India have lifted a tsunami alert issued after an 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia sparked fears of giant waves hitting coasts across the Indian Ocean.


Tearful memorials held for tsunami-hit nations

2014-12-26 13:27

Tearful memorials have been held across tsunami-hit nations for the 220 000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago.

Indonesia tsunami family find son

2014-08-19 22:54

An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter 10 years after a tsunami snatched her from their arms have claimed to have found their son.

US sailors suing Japanese company over radiation

2014-04-09 13:42

American sailors who were 'blanketed' with radiation when they were carrying out a humanitarian mission at Fukushima in 2011 are suing a Japanese company for $1 billion.

Japan predict July start for some reactors

2013-08-06 14:06

Japan may restart some nuclear reactors in July following safety checks under rules put in place since the Fukushima disaster two years ago, a government-affiliated institute says.

Gold gifts mystify tsunami-wracked city

2013-02-22 14:00

A Japanese city devastated by the 2011 tsunami disaster has remained mystified more than two weeks after receiving anonymous gifts of gold bars worth over $300 000.

Fish radiation levels top the charts

2013-01-18 22:37

A fish contaminated with radiation levels more than 2 500 times the legal limit has been caught near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

US city building tsunami resistant port

2012-11-22 21:15

After 2011 devastation a California port is building a "tsunami-resistant" harbour.

Philippines quake; tsunami warning lifted

2012-09-01 07:49

Tens of thousands of people on a central Philippine island are returning home after a tsunami alert was lifted following a 7.6 magnitude undersea quake.

Kenya cancels tsunami alert

2012-04-11 20:24

Kenya has cancelled the tsunami alert after dangerous waves from a powerful earthquake and aftershock off the coast of Sumatra were deemed to have eased.

Tsunami: South Africans evacuated in Thailand

2012-04-11 15:45

Twenty-seven South Africans have been evacuated to higher ground in the Thai resort town of Patong following a massive earthquake that resulted in a tsunami warning.

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