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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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Monkeys in Fukushima Show 'Effects of Radiation' Due To Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

By IBTimes AU

A study done by a Japanese research team showed that monkeys near the Fukushima region, which was affected by the nuclear power plant, possess lesser blood cell counts than those monkeys living away from the area. (Jul 25)

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Villagers affected by the Mount Sinabung eruption earlier this year head to a polling station in Medan, Sumatra July 9, 2014. Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo looked to be heading for a narrow victory in Indonesia's presidential electi
End of Times Indicators: Japan’s Mount Fuji in ‘Critical State’ to Erupt, Could Affect At Least 1.2M People

By IBTimes AU

Japan's highest peak Mount Fuji has been placed by a team of researchers in a "critical state" to erupt, spurred by the pressure built underneath it by the 2011 magnitude-9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. (Jul 21)

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List of People Who Got Fired after updating their Facebook Status and Tweeting

By IBTimes AU Special

Be mindful on how you use social media. You might never know that posting just plain stupid or controversial things can cost you a job. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, CRICKET, AIDS

An elderly woman walks at a temporary housing complex where evacuees from the Kawamata area are living in Kawamata town, Fukushima prefecture June 23, 2014. The triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that followed the March 2011 earthquak
6.8-Magnitude Quake Triggers Small Tsunami Near Fukushima, Crippled Nuclear Power Plant Unaffected

By IBTimes AU

A 6.8-magnitude quake that struck off Japan's northern coast over the weekend has triggered a small tsunami near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. (Jul 14)

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive with their son Prince George at Sydney Airport April 16, 2014.
Prince William Says Kate Middleton and Prince George Are His ‘Silver Lining’ After Princess Diana’s Death [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Prince William experienced tragedy at the age of 15 when his mum Princess Diana died. Years later, though, he was able to see the “silver lining” in the persons of his wife Kate Middleton and their son Prince George. (Jul 11)

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Waves crash as Typhoon Neoguri approaches the village in Seogwipo on Jeju Island July 9, 2014. Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration renewed its alert level from typhoon watches to typhoon warnings for east and west coast of Jeju Island on Wednesday
Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Tokyo on Alert as Typhoon Neoguri Nears (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Japan's capital of Tokyo is now on high alert in anticipation of Typhoon Neoguri which is expected to reach areas near the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Friday. (Jul 11)

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Children stand among merchandise from an earthquake-damaged store in San Pedro, in the San Marcos region in northwest Guatemala, July 8, 2014.
5.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Japan; No Tsunami Warning Issued

By IBTimes AU

As Japan's southern islands battle it out with typhoon Neoguri on Tuesday, the country's northern islands have been stricken with a 5.6-magnitude earthquake on the same day. The whiplash of the double incidents is now creating fear among the residents of Japan. (Jul 09)

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Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)'s handout shows an image taken by a gamma ray camera showing the bottom of a ventilation stack standing between Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's No.1 and No.2 reactors, where radiation exceeding 10 sieverts (10,000 m
Alaska Seafood Untainted with Fukushima Radiation

By IBTimes AU

Concerns of radiation from Fukushima affecting Alaskan seafood have been ruled out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Jul 01)

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A firefighter works to demolish a damaged wall of a building after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City May 8, 2014. The earthquake shook Mexico City on Thursday, rattling buildings and prompting office evacuations. The U.S. Geological Survey put the
7.1-magnitude Quake Strikes Off South Atlantic Ocean; No Tsunami Alert Raised

By IBTimes AU

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off near the uninhabited islands of the South Sandwich Islands far off South America in the South Atlantic Ocean early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. (Jun 30)

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A banner that reads "Fukushima" is placed in front of a giant symbolic Japan's national flag to mark the third year anniversary of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, March 11, 2014. REUTERS/
Investors of Japan's Tepco Slam Atomic Restarts

By IBTimes AU

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that got crippled by a tsunami in March 2011 after a magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan's shores, has voted down motions to permanently close all its atomic plant ... (Jun 27)

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