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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 12 Space Missions Revisited Before Christmas

By IBTimes AU

Many spend Christmas far from friends and family but it’s worth spending a thought for those farthest of all, the different spacecraft on a mission exploring the Solar system and beyond. (2:59 pm)

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he reports to his cabinet members Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics at the IOC meeting after returning from Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a cabinet meeting at th
Japan’s Fukushima Badly Wants To Host 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By IBTimes AU

Japan's north-eastern Fukushima prefecture wants to host some of the preliminary events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (9:40 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE

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Kim Kardashian Adoption: Orphan Girl Declined Star's Offer For Adoption, Says Kim Has A 'Nice Personality'

By IBTimes AU

The reality star expressed her interest in adopting an orphan girl from Thailand but the girl decided against the idea. (Nov 20)

MORE TOPICS: THAILAND, KIM KARDASHIAN

A man passes by the debris of a damaged house at a street in Paruro after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Cuzco, September 28, 2014. At least eight people were killed by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit rural southern Peru over the weekend, emergency au
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By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's been stricken by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Monday, but authorities assured no tsunami will happen after it. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, EARTHQUAKE, SETTLEMENT

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By IBTimes AU

Amal and George were reportedly inspired by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to adopt a kid. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, EARTHQUAKE, LAWYER, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

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By IBTimes AU

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea may soon be seeing robots working to combat the dreaded Ebola in their countries. (Nov 08)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, JAPAN, WHITE HOUSE, EARTHQUAKE, INFECTION

Japan's new Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yoichi Miyazawa (R), wearing a protective suit and a mask, inspects the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture, in this p
TEPCO Finishes Removing 400 Tonnes of Spent Fuel Rod From Fukushima Reactor 4

By IBTimes AU

TEPCO has completed the removal of all spent fuel rod assemblies at Reactor No. 4 of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. (Nov 06)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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