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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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The dinosaur named "Sue," a 41-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex, is shown on display at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois in this May 17, 2000 file photo
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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)

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By IBTimes AU

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

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Highly contaminated water leaked from a large storage tank is seen at the H6 area of the contaminated water storage tanks, at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this Februar
Tsunami Warning Issued Against Japan Island That was Created by a Volcano (VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

Japan's earthquake experts give forewarnings for a possible tsunami occurrence. (Aug 21)

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The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed July 17, 2014.
Potentially Dangerous Asteroid 1950 DA is Nothing But A Cosmic Rubble Pile: Scientists on Their Way to Protect Earth [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Asteriod 1950 DA is a cosmic rubble pile that is held together by cohesive forces, a discovery that would help to protect Earth from potentially dangerous impacts of such asteroid in future. (Aug 20)

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Japan Resumes Exports of Fukushima Rice, Singapore to Receive 1st Batch

By IBTimes AU

Japan is all set to resume the exports of rice from tsunami-stricken Fukushima prefecture. Singapore will be the first country, since 2011, to receive some 300 kilogrammes of rice harvested at Sukagawa City. (Aug 20)

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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
South Korea Returns to Japan Scrap Metal Found with Traces of Radiation

By IBTimes AU

South Korea has found that its imported scrap metals from Japan bore traces of radiation. It has announced it will return the items to Japan immediately. (Aug 13)

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Truth About the Supermoon

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Myths and legends have tied the full moon with stories of lunacy and ominous events for centuries, and a supermoon often accentuates these fears. Learn more about the moon and the supermoon and the truth on their effect on earth and human behavior. (Aug 11)

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