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Tsunami

Tsunami is a series of water waves (called a tsunami wave train) caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean, but can occur in large lakes. Tsunamis are a frequent occurrence in Japan; approximately 195 events have been recorded. Owing to the immense volumes of water and the high energy involved, tsunamis can devastate coastal regions.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations of underwater nuclear devices), landslides and other mass movements, meteorite ocean impacts or similar impact events, and other disturbances above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami. Read More

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Facebook's Safety Check Notification Keeps Family And Friends Informed About Your Safety During Disasters (Watch Video)

By IBTimes AU

Facebook has come up with a tool that lets family and friends know you are safe when it is most needed. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, JAPAN, DISASTERS, ANDROID

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is
Recent Japan Typhoons Impact Fukushima Reactors, Radiation Levels at All Time High

By IBTimes AU

The levels of contaminated waters at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have surged. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, CANCER

A WHO Health Worker Teaches Trainee Health Workers How To Put On A Protective Suit In Freetown
Ebola Cured By Reading The Bible; Hurricane Katrina, God’s Punishment – World Disasters Report 2014 Looks At The Risk OF Cultural Beliefs

By IBTimes AU

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cross Crescent Societies released its World Disasters Report 2014 on October 16 (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INDIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, DISASTERS

A man is reflected in an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo April 11, 2014. Japanese shares tumbled to six-month lows on Friday and could log their worst performance since the March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster after a rout
Fat Fingers Cause $617 Billion Bad Orders In Japanese Stock Exchange

By IBTimes AU

A fat finger caused $617 billion bad orders on Wednesday at the Japanese stock exchange. Fortunately, the amount was cancelled before it was matched, otherwise, it could have caused a disaster in the financial markets because of the huge amount involved. (Oct 02)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, JAPAN, SONY

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is
Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture Stricken by 5.0-M Earthquake

By IBTimes AU

Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has been jolted by a pair of moderate earthquakes on Wednesday. (Sep 25)

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Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Are Responsible For A Greener Earth

By IBTimes AU

It was found that an asteroid that resulted in wiping out many species played a huge role in the switch from evergreens to the fast-growing seasonal plants. (Sep 19)

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Wearing a protective suit and a mask, an employee of Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) walks carefully along a dark aisle after U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy visited the central control room for the unit one and unit two reactors at TEP
TEPCO Slapped with Unpaid Hazard Wages Lawsuit by Fukushima Workers

By IBTimes AU

Workers tasked to decommission the highly radiated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have slapped a lawsuit against operator Tokyo Electric Company (Tepco) over unpaid hazard wages. (Sep 04)

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People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami as Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in the background at Namie town, Fukushima prefecture March 11, 2014. Tuesday mar
TEPCO Loses in Fukushima Suicide Case, Ordered to Pay $472,000 to Family

By IBTimes AU

A Japanese court has ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is liable for the suicide of a woman in 2011 due to physical and mental effects brought by the disaster. (Aug 28)

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Oscar-Winning Director Richard Attenborough Dies After Suffering from Poor Health

By IBTimes AU

Richard Attenborough, Oscar-winning actor and director, died at the age of 90 on Aug 24 from poor health, his son, Michael Attenborough told BBC. (Aug 25)

People stand on the street after evacuating an apartment building after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Mexico City, July 29, 2014. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesda
BREAKING: Strong 6.9-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru, Authorities Rule Out Tsunami Threat to Hawaii

By IBTimes AU

Peru has been hit by a great 6.9-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. (Aug 25)

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