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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolts Tokyo in Japan, no tsunami risk

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 10:49

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on Richter scale struck central Tokyo on early Monday morning, injuring at least 17 people, but no tsunami risk was likely, reports said.

Tsunami waves hit Japan after Chile quake

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 07:18

A tsunami of up to 40 cm was observed early Thursday at a port of Iwate prefecture, which lies on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, local media reported.

Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 03:27

Japan issued a tsunami alert early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake across the Pacific Ocean in Chile but said it was not likely to cause damage.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 15:30

Survivors bowed deeply at remembrance ceremonies in towns and cities around the disaster zone and in Tokyo, where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led tributes to those who died in Japan`s worst peace-time disaster.

Japan widower dives tsunami waters to bring wife home

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 12:23

A swell lifts the wooden boat as he tugs on an over-sized rubber dry-suit that will protect him from the chill when he sinks into the murky, March-grey Pacific Ocean, just days before the anniversary of the disaster.

Japan widower dives tsunami waters to bring wife home

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 12:23

A swell lifts the wooden boat as he tugs on an over-sized rubber dry-suit that will protect him from the chill when he sinks into the murky, March-grey Pacific Ocean, just days before the anniversary of the disaster.

One in 4 Japan tsunami children needs psychiatric care

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 17:09

One in four nursery school children caught up in Japan`s 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems, a government report said on Monday, with experts warning the effects could last a lifetime if left untreated.

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Japan`s east coast: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 10:45

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Kindergarten ordered to pay damages over death in Japan tsunami

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 14:47

A Japanese court Tuesday ordered a kindergarten in Miyagi Prefecture, hit hard by a major quake and tsunami in 2011, to pay 17,19,055 USD in damages over the death of four children in a bus that was swamped by high waves.

Japanese city votes to scrap tsunami ship

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 23:18

A fishing boat that was swept far inland by the 2011 tsunami in Japan and became one of the most poignant symbols of the disaster is to be scrapped, authorities said on Tuesday.

Japan city votes to destroy tsunami-landmark ship

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 14:44

A stranded fishing boat, which has become a symbol of the devastation of Japan`s March 2011 tsunami, is being torn down.

Invasive aliens from Japan pose threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 23:34

Invasive alien species are the biggest potential threat to areas receiving the debris from the Japan earthquake and tsunami that happened two years ago, Environment Canada said.