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Prayers and tears as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on Tearful memorials were being 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.
26 декабря 2014
Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearly half-a-million people urged to take shelter.
08 июля 2014
Photo courtesy of Alaska town evacuates after quake tsunami warning Residents in a remote section of the US Aleutian islands rushed to higher ground after an 7.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Alaska triggered a local tsunami warning, an official said.
24 июня 2014
Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo early Monday, lightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there was no risk of a tsunami.
05 мая 2014
The star on the map shows the location of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake reported off Vancouver Island in Canada. Photo courtesy of Strong 6.6 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island: USGS An earthquake measuring 6.6 struck late Wednesday off Canada's Vancouver island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said.
24 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado 6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.
19 апреля 2014
Photo courtesy of Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Friday, US officials said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was sounded.
12 апреля 2014
Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometres away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile after officials issued an evacuation advisory for certain areas.
03 апреля 2014
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves of more than two meters and warnings for people to flee to higher ground.
02 апреля 2014
Strong quake strikes off Chile A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's northwestern coast on Sunday, the latest of at least seven quakes to hit the region in recent days.
24 марта 2014
Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster 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.
11 марта 2014
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but local officials said there was no risk of a tsunami.
25 января 2014
Philippines launches $8.17 bn Haiyan rebuilding plan The Philippines launched an $8.17 billion plan on Wednesday to rebuild the lives of millions made homeless by Super Typhoon Haiyan and strengthen the disaster-prone nation's defences against future tempests.
19 декабря 2013
Disaster experts warn on avoiding 2004 mistakes in Philippines Disaster experts warned Monday that mistakes made in the relief effort after the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami must not be repeated with the super typhoon that has smashed the Philippines.
11 ноября 2013
©Reuters/Issei Kato Fukushima workers evacuated as small tsunami hits Japan Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were evacuated when a small tsunami hit Japan after a powerful undersea quake Saturday.
27 октября 2013
Scrapping of Japan tsunami ship begins A northern Japanese city on Monday began scrapping a fishing boat that was swept far inland by the 2011 tsunami and became one of the most poignant symbols of the disaster.
09 сентября 2013
©REUTERS/Issei Kato Monster tsunami could devastate California: study A tsunami generated by a massive earthquake off Alaska could cause major damage to California's economy and force 750,000 people to evacuate.
06 сентября 2013
A seismologist points at a graphic showing an earthquake reading. ©REUTERS Massive Far East quake felt in Moscow, no casualties A massive undersea earthquake Friday in Russia's Far East prompted a tsunami warning and was felt in cities including Moscow far to the west, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
24 мая 2013
Hope and despair as Japan marks tsunami anniversary In the dark months after a catastrophic tsunami smashed into Japan, killing almost 19,000 people and sparking a nuclear disaster, hopes for a rapid recovery and a national rebirth were frustrated by political paralysis.
08 марта 2013
Photo courtesy of Mystery gold gifts for tsunami-wracked Japan port A Japanese city devastated by the 2011 tsunami has received anonymous gifts of gold worth more than $250,000 in a phenomenon dubbed a "goodwill gold rush" ahead of the second anniversary of the disaster.
17 февраля 2013

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