ARTICLES RELATING TO TSUNAMIS

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disaster

2014-03-12 14:44

Japan has observed a moment of silence to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims and sparked a nuclear emergency.

Tsunami hits Japan coast

2013-10-25 22:01

Tsunami waves of up to 1m high have hit the coast of north-eastern Japan after a powerful earthquake.

Tsunami could devastate US coast - study

2013-09-05 22:25

A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750 000 people to evacuate, a report has warned.

Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks

2013-09-03 08:01

The Japanese government has unveiled a $470m plan to stem radioactive water leaks at Fukushima, including freezing the ground underneath the stricken nuclear plant.

Fukushima: 300 tanks checked for leaks

2013-08-22 12:12

Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has scrambled to check 300 tanks storing highly radioactive water, after one leak is feared to have seeped into the Pacific.

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to level 3

2013-08-21 07:03

Japan's nuclear regulator has upgraded its evaluation of a radioactive water leak at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima to a level three "serious incident".

Toxic puddles found at Fukushima plant

2013-08-20 09:00

Puddles with extremely high radiation levels have been found near water storage tanks at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.

Fukushima plant cooling system restored

2013-03-20 09:02

Technicians have restored power to all cooling systems at the reactors of Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, the operating company says after a blackout sparked a new crisis.

Japan marks second tsunami anniversary

2013-03-11 08:06

Japan is marking the second anniversary of a ferocious tsunami that claimed nearly 19 000 lives and sparked the worst nuclear accident in a generation.

Aid trickles into quake-rattled Solomons

2013-02-11 09:00

Relief supplies have begun trickling into tsunami-hit communities in the Solomons Islands after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake.

5 dead in major Solomons quake

2013-02-06 10:04

At least five people are dead and dozens of homes have been damaged or destroyed after a major 8.0 magnitude earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands.

Japan clamps down on Fukushima clean-up

2013-01-09 14:22

Japan's government will clamp down on contractors cleaning up radioactive material around the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant following disclosures of sloppy decontamination work.

Tsunami warning issued for Pacific countries

2012-08-31 15:14

A major 7.9 earthquake has hit the sea area east of the Philippines and a tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.

Football lost in tsunami found in Alaska

2012-04-23 13:00

A teenager who lost his home in Japan's devastating tsunami now knows that one prized possession survived: A football that made it all the way to Alaska.

5.8 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sulawesi

2012-04-16 11:01

A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, says the US Geological Survey.

Tsunami warnings test modern systems

2012-04-12 14:01

The quakes off Indonesia caused panic but little damage, in a successful test of warning systems and evacuation plans introduced after the catastrophic 2004 Asian tsunami, experts said

Phuket Airport re-opens after tsunami scare

2012-04-12 10:01

Flights to and from Phuket Airport are back to normal after being shut down during a tsunami scare sparked by a 8.6-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia.

Indonesia assesses damage after quake

2012-04-12 09:17

Life is returning to normal in Indonesia's Aceh province after a powerful earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami warning, sending residents fleeing to safety.

Tsunami warning: No need for SA to panic

2012-04-11 15:29

The SA Weather Service says there is no need to panic, although the country had been put on tsunami alert after a massive earthquake off Sumatra.

Tsunami: People ordered to higher ground

2012-04-11 14:14

A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia sending people as far away as southern India scurrying from buildings and raising fears of a disastrous tsunami as in 2004.

Tsunami risk seems low - seismologist

2012-04-11 13:15

The risk of a tsunami following a giant earthquake off Sumatra is low because the movement was horizontal and caused no apparent movement of the sea floor, a seismologist says.

Evacuation order on Thai coast

2012-04-11 12:13

Thailand has issued an evacuation order for its Andaman coast, a magnet for foreign tourists, after a massive earthquake off Indonesia triggered a tsunami alert.

World on tsunami watch

2012-04-11 11:29

A tsunami watch is in effect for Indonesia, India, Australia and even South Africa after an 8.7 magnitude earthquake hit waters off westernmost Aceh province.

 

Fukushima readies for fuel rod removal

2013-11-07 09:33

Engineers in Japan are readying to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima, in their most difficult and dangerous task since the plant's reactors were brought under control.

Japan kindergarten faces $1.8m damages over tsunami

2013-09-17 09:58

A Japanese court has ordered a kindergarten to pay $1.8m to parents of four children who died after being put on a bus that drove towards an incoming tsunami.

6.9 quake shakes Tokyo area

2013-09-04 12:04

A strong earthquake has shaken the Tokyo area and eastern Japan, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported.

Agency labels radioactive leak 'serious'

2013-08-28 22:41

Japan's nuclear regulator has upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident".

Fukushima leak may become nuclear disaster

2013-08-22 08:02

Japan's nuclear watchdog says a leak of highly radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the beginning of a new disaster - contaminated water leaks from tanks.

300-ton water leak at Fukushima nuke plant

2013-08-20 13:00

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant says that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there.

Japan city votes to destroy tsunami ship

2013-08-13 10:01

A boat that has become a symbol of devastation for Japan's 2011 tsunami has divided a coastal city - between those who want to keep a monument and those who want the reminder gone.

Japan nuclear plant hit by power cut

2013-03-19 09:05

Engineers at Fukushima have been scrambling to restore power to cooling systems after an outage, in the latest incident to underline the precarious fix at the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant.

Japan tsunami survivors turn to exorcists

2013-03-05 15:10

The tsunami that engulfed northeastern Japan two years ago has left some survivors believing they are seeing ghosts and many are turning to exorcists for help.

Tsunami-hit Solomons fears more death

2013-02-07 08:00

Disaster relief agencies are scrambling to reach tsunami-hit villages in the Solomon Islands, warning the death toll following a powerful 8.0-magnitude quake is likely to rise.

8.0 quake triggers South Pacific tsunami

2013-02-06 07:19

A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Solomon Islands, triggering a small tsunami and sparking tsunami alerts across the South Pacific that were later cancelled.

Toyota aims for big figures

2012-12-27 08:41

Toyota wants to sell 9.7-million vehicles globally by the end of 2012, up 22% on 2011, the year of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Radiation hotspots at Japanese schools

2012-05-07 15:01

Schools in north-eastern Japan are suffering from radiation hotspots more than one year after reactor meltdowns at a nuclear power station, says a media report.

Tsunami debris reaches Alaska

2012-04-22 09:10

Federal scientists say that a volleyball and soccer ball that washed ashore on an island may be the first pieces of debris to arrive in Alaska from last year's tsunami in Japan.

KFC Thailand apologises for quake post

2012-04-12 14:01

KFC Thailand have issued an apology after the company posted a Facebook message that urged people to rush home during the tsunami scare and order a bucket of KFC chicken.

5 dead in massive Indonesian quake

2012-04-12 13:02

Five people have died and at least seven have been injured as massive earthquakes struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island, say officials.

Indonesia quake surprises scientists

2012-04-12 09:54

The massive earthquake off Indonesia surprised scientists who described it as "a bit of an odd duck".

SA tsunami watch lifted

2012-04-11 17:08

South Africa's tsunami warning has been lifted, says Cape Town's disaster risk management centre.

Mozambique downplays tsunami threat

2012-04-11 15:10

Mozambique’s top emergency official says the risk of a tsunami hitting the country has passed, after a regional watch was issued in the wake of a massive earthquake off Indonesia.

New tsunami alert for aftershock

2012-04-11 13:26

Indonesia has issued a fresh tsunami warning after an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 shook its western coast.

Giant wave alert remains in place

2012-04-11 12:31

Indonesia's president says there were no reports of casualties or damage from a huge earthquake off Aceh province, with no threat of a tsunami though an alert remains in place.

Residents flee in fear after Indonesia quake

2012-04-11 11:51

Residents in Indonesia coastal towns have gone dashing out of their homes and offices in fear following an 8.7 magnitude earthquake that struck there.

Tsunami warning for Indian Ocean region

2012-04-11 11:08

A tsunami warning was issued for the entire Indian Ocean region after a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province in Indonesia.

 
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