Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA

Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the risks, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.

Singapore scientists to assess tsunami risk

A team of 10 scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will conduct a month-long sea expedition from Saturday to assess tsunami risks near the western coast of Indonesia.

Tsunami threat as 7.4 magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the local coast, seismologists said.

Small tsunami hits southern Japanese islands

A minor tsunami hit a group of Japanese islands in the Pacific early Sunday following an earthquake, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, officials and news reports said.

Minor tsunami warning issued after quake in south of Tokyo

The Japanese meteorology agency issued a tsunami warning early Sunday following a magnitude 5.9 quake in the Pacific south of Tokyo.

Japan eyes nuclear for a fifth of electricity supply

A fifth of Japan`s electricity supply should come from nuclear power generation, the country`s industry ministry said Tuesday, despite widespread opposition in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

One man died and another was hospitalised Monday after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

Tsunami warning after 6.8 magnitude quake hits Okinawa: NHK

A tsunami as big as one metre (three feet) was reportedly forecast to hit the Okinawa island chain Monday after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck far-southern Japan.

Tsunami-hit school becomes Tamil Nadu's first smart school

A Panchayat Union Middle School at Keechankuppam village in Nagapattinam district, which was ravaged by the tsunami on December 26,2004, has become Tamil Nadu's first government school to get a 'smart class' with internet facility.

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, sending startled residents fleeing from their homes, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage.

Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming, ozone loss
Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming, ozone loss

A new study has recently revealed that Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011 triggered global warming andozone loss , as it released tons of harmful chemical in the atmosphere.

Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometre chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high.

Debris washing up in US 4 years after Japan tsunami

Four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris is still washing ashore in the Northeastern US states of Oregon and Washington.

UN disaster meeting opens in tsunami-hit Japan

Policymakers gathered for a ten-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for real efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate change.

UN disaster meeting to open in tsunami-hit Japan

Policymakers gathered for a 10-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction on Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for real efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate change.

Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

 Japan marked the fourth anniversary Wednesday of the quake-tsunami disaster that swept away thousands of people and sparked a nuclear crisis, a tragedy that has left visible scars on the landscape and continues to wreak misery for many.

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes off Indonesia, no reports of damage

An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Taiwan opposition demands halt to overseas nuclear waste plan

Taiwan`s main opposition party weighed in on the fight over a controversial plan to process the island`s nuclear waste overseas Monday, calling for an immediate halt to the proposal.

Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast Japan

Britain`s Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster.

Powerful undersea earthquake shakes central Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of south-central Indonesia on Friday, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth.