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.

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Tsunami waves hit Japan after Chile quake

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

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.

Searchers look for 2,500 Japan tsunami dead

Police and the coastguard in Japan carried out large-scale searches today for the bodies of more than 2,500 people still missing two-and-a-half years since the quake-tsunami and nuclear disaster it spawned.

Japan city votes to destroy tsunami-landmark ship

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

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.

First Japan tsunami debris confirmed in California

A Japanese fishing boat washed across the Pacific following the 2011 tsunami has been confirmed as the first piece of debris to reach the coast of California, officials said Friday.

Two years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads in US

Two years ago, the yellow buoy was hanging as part of a restaurant sign in the coastal community of Minamisanriku in northern Japan when an earthquake triggered a tsunami.

Google shows panoramic photos of disaster-hit buildings

Google`s website "Memories for the Future" displays photos of remains such as schools and a fish market damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami last year.

Japan utility agrees nuclear crisis was avoidable

The utility behind Japan`s nuclear disaster acknowledged for the first time that it could have avoided the crisis.

US to sink ghost ship dislodged by Japan tsunami

The US Coast Guard plans to use
explosives to sink a derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last
year`s tsunami.

Strong quake shakes northern Japan; no damage seen

A strong earthquake shook northern Japan, causing small tidal changes on its Pacific coastline but no damage or injury was reported.

Japan marks 1 year since quake, tsunami disaster

A year after earthquake hit Japan`s northeast coast, the country is still grappling with the human, economic and political costs.

Tsunami debris floating across Pacific toward US

Debris initially collected in a thick mass in the ocean after tsunamis dragged homes, boats, cars and other parts of daily life from coastal towns out to sea.

Silence as Japan marks six months after tsunami

An earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March left 20,000 dead or missing and sparked a nuclear crisis.

Strong quake jolts northeast Japan, no tsunami

Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world`s most seismically active areas.

Japan widens ban on radioactive beef

Almost 3,000 cattle feared contaminated with caesium have been shipped nationwide and slaughtered.

Japan plans additional $165 bn for reconstruction

Japan`s government has yet to finalise the maturity periods for the planned reconstruction bonds.

Small tsunami reaches Japan after major quake

Small tsunami waves reached the Pacific coast of northern Japan on Sunday after a major quake hit the region heavily damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.