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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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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)

A man inspects the quality of red quinoa grains at a marketplace for small and medium-sized quinoa growers in Challapata, Oruro Department, south of La Paz, April 19, 2014. A bag of red quinoa, weighing about 46 kg, sells for around $200, according to loc
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)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA

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)

MORE TOPICS: EARTHQUAKE, DISASTERS, FLORIDA

A damaged house is pictured in the San Marcos region, in the northwest of Guatemala, in this July 7, 2014 handout picture by Guatemala's municipal fire department. A strong earthquake shook the Guatemalan border with Mexico on Monday, killing at least fou
Northern Japan Hit by 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake, No Major Damage, No Tsunami Warning Issued

By IBTimes AU

Japan got hit by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Sunday afternoon. No damage, only briefly disrupted transportation in the region. (Aug 11)

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Kim Kardashian Reveals She Wants to Adopt a Little Girl on Keeping Up with The Kardashians

By IBTimes AU

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have just gotten married a couple of months ago and shortly after, they celebrated the first birthday of their daughter North West. After a recent family trip to Thailand, Kim had apparently entertained the thought of ad... (Aug 04)

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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