ARTICLES RELATING TO TSUNAMIS

Tsunami drill unfolds across 40 countries

2015-02-06 22:07

Forty countries lying along the Pacific Ocean from Asia to the Americas are putting their tsunami early warning systems and escape drills to the test this week.

10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

2014-12-22 19:34

A Myanmar mother has found out, ten years after the devastating 26 December 2004 tsunami, that her daughter's body was found and buried in an onymous grave

Girl lost in 2004 tsunami reunited with parents

2014-08-07 13:43

An Indonesian girl swept away in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her parents 10 years after she was given up for dead, her mother says.

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.

 

Japanese school ordered to pay $16m to Tsunami victims

2015-01-13 12:48

A Japanese driving school has been ordered to pay damages for failing to evacuate students and staff quickly enough ahead of the 2011 tsunami.

Scientists make strides in tsunami warning

2014-12-21 20:22

The 2004 tsunami has led to greater global co-operation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, experts say.

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.

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