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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

Articles About Tsunami

West Australian Government Launches Shark Kill Zones along Beach Shorelines to Address Shark-Related Deaths [WATCH]
Monstrous Great White Shark Threatens Australia's Beaches

By IBTimes AU

A 16-foot great white shark detected skimming in the southwest coast of Australia lead popular beaches in the country to close down and residents near the area to avoid entering the water. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, EARTHQUAKE

The Remains of Decommissioned Submarines Float at a Nuclear Waste Disposal Plant in Fokino
Floating Nuclear Power Plant Best Against Tsunamis, Earthquakes—U.S. MIT

By IBTimes AU

For countries about to construct nuclear power plants, or even those that had, a floating facility built offshore would serve best against tsunami and earthquake threats. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, EARTHQUAKE

A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March
Fukushima Leakage Again: Technical Malfunction Dumps 200 Tonnes Radioactive Groundwater in Wrong Facility

By IBTimes AU

A technical malfunction at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has triggered the release of some 240 tonnes of radioactive groundwater into a wrong part of the facility. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, MANAGEMENT

Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters
Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters

By Reuters

Tokyo stocks slipped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, BANK OF JAPAN, UKRAINE, MANAGEMENT

Houses can be seen falling into the Mataniko River as a result of severe flooding near the capital Honiara in the Solomon Islands in this picture released by World Vision April 6, 2014. Local media reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordinat
Twin Powerful Quakes Strike Solomon Islands, No Tsunami Threat to U.S., Pacific Regions

By IBTimes AU

Solomon Islands has been struck by twin powerful quakes on Sunday. A 7.6 tremor woke the residents of Solomon's capital Honiara early Sunday. The second, also powerful 7.5, struck almost at midnight. Reports of casualties and damages have yet to be made. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

Toad sits on a child's toy amidst flood waters after Cyclone Yasi passed, in the northern Australian town of Cowley Beach
Cyclone Ita Update: Friday’s the Day Weather Howler to Hit Land, Australian Ports Suspend Operations, Strength to Equal Haiyan in 2013

By IBTimes AU

More than 9,000 people in north Queensland will be "directly impacted" by tropical cyclone Ita as the weather howler hits land on Friday night. The weather disturbance has been upgraded to the highest category 5 level. Winds strength is expected to reach 285km/h or more. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, STORM

Residents push prams along a damaged road leading to Alto Hospicio commune after a series of aftershocks in the northern port of Iquique April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
With 50 Earthquake Aftershocks Per Hour, Chileans Head Uphill

By IBTimes AU

Experiencing at least 50 aftershocks per hour since Tuesday's big earthquake rumbler, Chileans from the port city of Iquique have started to flock uphill. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE

A general view shows the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday even
Chile Earthquake: New Zealand Woman Rachel Lilburn Recalls Experience of 8.2 Magnitude Quake

By IBTimes AU

Rachel Lilburn, a New Zealander living in Chile has experienced earthquakes before but none were stronger than the 8.2 magnitude quake last April 2. The strong quake triggered landslides and a 2-metre tsunami. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, FACEBOOK

Brisbane the Only Airport to Improve Service While Sydney Airport Quality of Service Lowest

By IBTimes AU

The Airport Monitoring Report 2012-13 is out and the report says all the four airports – Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney are profitable but Brisbane is the only airport to have improved the quality of service while Sydney is ranked the lowest among the four. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INVESTMENT

Shark Attack in Tathra Australia – Shocked Community Learns About the Death of a 60 Year Old

By IBTimes AU

A morning swim proved fatal for a 60 year old from Tathra, Australia. Witnesses reported that she was taken by a shark. The local community is shocked to hear the news of a shark attack in these parts. Teams are searching the area for the body and the killer shark. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, AUSTRALIA