After tsunami, ocean plastic acted as rafts for small sea life

2017-09-29 09:31

After a tsunami hit Japan in 2011, hundreds of aquatic species migrated across the ocean to the US by hitching rides on debris that acted as rafts, researchers say.

Japan minister resigns over remark about 2011 tsunami

2017-04-26 08:27

Japan's disaster reconstruction minister has resigned over his remark that "it was good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo.

New Zealand evacuates coastal areas as tsunamis hit

2016-11-13 19:11

Residents in coastal areas of New Zealand fled through the night after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight, triggering a potentially destructive tsunami.

Japanese farmer warned nuclear operator of risks in 2004

2015-07-21 18:06

A Japanese farmer says she urged Fukushima power plant executives to implement anti-tsunami measures to mitigate the threat of a major crisis, years before the 2011 catastrophe occurred.

Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits near Japan

2015-04-20 05:57

School children have been evacuated to higher ground on some islands and buildings swayed in Taipei after a strong earthquake struck in seas east of Taiwan and south of Okinawa, Japan.

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.


6.1 quake hits off Japan's Bonin Islands

2017-09-07 20:23

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan's Bonin Islands but there was no tsunami risk, seismologists said.

Trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on

2017-03-11 14:53

Japan is marking the anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18 000 people dead or missing and led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.

A million evacuated after big quake rattles Chile

2015-09-17 20:00

One million people have evacuated as small tsunamis hit after an 8.3-magnitude quake in northern Chile left 10 dead.

Tsunami threat as 7.4 quake hits Papua New Guinea

2015-05-05 06:52

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea with tsunami waves possible along the coast, seismologists say.

Tsunami warning as 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

2015-03-30 05:31

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, US seismologists say, with ‘hazardous’ tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre.

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.

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