Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?
Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?

 US researchers are looking into the possibility of using nuclear weapons to protect Earth from the threat of incoming asteroids.

Petra Nemcova feels 'lucky' to survive tsunami

Supermodel Petra Nemcova considers herself to be lucky after she survived the tsunami in 2004.

A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, foreign tourists who survived the crushing waves still return to the Thai beaches where thousands lost loved ones, seeking recovery and solace.

On 10th anniv, IAF officer releases book on Tsunami tales

New Delhi: A decade after tsunami struck the eastern coast of the country killing thousands, an Indian Air Force officer today published a book chronicling the despair and heroism that the force's personnel faced while tackling the wrath of the sea.

The devastating 2004 tsunami: A timeline

Ten years ago, on Sunday, December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia, unleashing a devastating tsunami which left more than 220,000 dead across the Indian Ocean in hours.

A timeline:

-- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2004 --

Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers
Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami with tears and prayers

Survivors of Asia`s 2004 tsunami and relatives of its 226,000 victims cried and prayed as they gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of a disaster that still leaves an indelible mark on the region.

Indonesia set to begin tsunami memorials

Thousands of people were due on Thursday at a memorial in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

Warning Centre to hold workshop on 10th anniversary of 2004 Tsunami

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) will conduct a national workshop on the 10th anniversary of the devastating Tsunami that killed lakhs of people on December 26, 2004.

Post-Tsunami: Kerala villages wait for sea walls a decade after

It has been a decade since a terrifying tsunami tore through Kerala's coastal districts of Kollam and Alappuzha and killed 170 people. Contruction of sea walls to protect the people began promptly but is still going on at a snail's pace.

US committed to work to help Tsunami hit region: John Kerry

 US Secretary of State, John Kerry has said America is committed to work still ahead to help the region which was hit by Tsunami 10 years ago and build safer and more resilient communities.

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand

A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"

In April 2012, Indonesia`s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.

Destructive tsunami also brought peace to conflict-riven Aceh

When a tsunami engulfed Indonesia's Aceh a decade ago, it not only killed tens of thousands of people but also wiped the slate clean in the conflict-racked, poverty-stricken province and paved the way for peace.

Japan newspaper apologises for running anti-Semitic ad

A conservative Japanese daily on Saturday apologised for carrying an advertisement for books by an author who claims Jewish people were behind the country`s 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster.

Powerful earthquake sparks panic in Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, causing fresh panic in an area that has been hit by a series of strong tremors in recent days.

Strong quake hits Japan, houses toppled at ski resort; 39 injured
Strong quake hits Japan, houses toppled at ski resort; 39 injured

 An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, temporarily trapping 21 people when their homes collapsed and leaving 13 people injured, police and public broadcaster NHK said.

Earthquake hits northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit northern Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said.

Subtle Earth shifts can forecast quakes, tsunamis
Subtle Earth shifts can forecast quakes, tsunamis

Monitoring subtle shifts in the Earth's offshore plates can provide accurate forecasts of earthquake magnitude and tsunami potential, says a study by an international team of scientists.

Powerful 6.7 quake off New Zealand coast

A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast of New Zealand Monday, but authorities ruled out an immediate tsunami threat.

Offshore islands actually increase Tsunami flooding by 70%
Offshore islands actually increase Tsunami flooding by 70%

A new study has revealed that offshore islands actually amplify the power of tsunamis, increasing flooding on the mainland by up to 70 percent.