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.

Facebook unveils 'safety check' for disaster efforts
Facebook unveils 'safety check' for disaster efforts

Facebook has unveiled a "safety check" tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system developed after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Quake strikes 110 miles off east coast of Japan: USGS

 

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.2 struck off the east coast of Japan`s main island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey reported on Saturday.

The epicentre of the quake was placed 110 miles northeast of Hachinohe, according to the USGS website.

Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 yrs back: Study
Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 yrs back: Study

Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in the country.

Sri Lanka vulnerable to massive earthquake: Study
Sri Lanka vulnerable to massive earthquake: Study

A study says that Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region is vulnerable to massive earthquakes and Tsunamis.

Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated
Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated

Researchers recently reconstructed the mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean and examined sediment records to unveil region's tsunami potential.

India, 23 other countries to take part in tsunami mock drill

 India, along with 23 other countries on the Indian Ocean rim, will participate in mock tsunami drill Sep 9 and 10 to test Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS).

Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system

A UN-backed simulation exercise involving 24 countries, including India, will take place next week to test a disaster warning system established after the strongest tsunami in living memory hit the Indian Ocean region in 2004.

Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system
Indian Ocean nations to test tsunami warning system

A UN-backed simulation exercise involving 24 countries, including India, will take place next week to test a disaster warning system established after the strongest tsunami in living memory hit the Indian Ocean region in 2004.

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: Study

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.

Indonesian girl swept away by tsunami reunited with parents

An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said on Thursday.

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Andaman coast, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with magnitude of 5.5 hit off the coast of North Andaman island.

One dead as hundreds flee false tsunami alert in Philippines

A false tsunami alarm left one person dead and prompted hundreds of others to flee their homes in the Philippines, where natural disasters are frequent, a civil defence official said on Wednesday.