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Relatives of victims of the Asian tsunami look out to sea during a commemoration ceremony for victims in Khao Lak, Thailand Wednesday. Pic: AP.

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

By Fri, Dec 26, 2014 4:13PM UTC Comments Off Relatives of victims of the Asian tsunami look out to sea during a commemoration ceremony for victims in Khao Lak, Thailand Wednesday. Pic: AP.

KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) — Beachside memorials and religious services were planned across Asia to mark 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami slammed into a dozen nations and killed nearly a quarter million people....

In pictures: Remembering the Asian tsunami

By Fri, Dec 26, 2014 4:06PM UTC Comments Off Kusol Wetchakul offers prayers for the soul of his sister , at dawn along the beach near Khao Lak, Thailand. Pic: AP.

On the morning of December 26, 2004 the third-largest earthquake ever recorded struck in the Indian Ocean west of Indonesia. The estimated magnitude 9.2 quake unleashed tsunamis that devastated coastlines across 14 countries and killed an estimated 230,000 people. Of those, a little over 184,000 are confirmed. To this date more than 45,000 people are unaccounted for....

Stress emerges as major health issue in Fukushima

By Sat, Mar 09, 2013 11:54AM UTC Comments Off In this Friday, March 1, 2013 photo, truck driver Takahiro Ishitani, accompanied by his wife, Yuko, eats dinner with his son, Ryusei at a rented house his family has evacuated to in Iide, Yamagata prefecture, Japan. Pic: AP.

MINAMI-SOMA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s radiation nightmare has turned the lively home that truck driver Takahiro Ishitani once shared with his wife and three sons into a cluttered bachelor pad. A coffee mug full of cigarette butts, a towel and other odds and ends sit on a low table in the apartment’s small living room....

Small tsunami hits Solomon Islands after 8.0 quake

By Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:30AM UTC Comments Off

SYDNEY (AP) — A tsunami of .9 meters (3 feet) has been measured in the Solomon Islands after a strong earthquake in the South Pacific. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tsunami was measured in Lata in the easternmost Solomon Islands. The region hasn’t reported any immediate damage. The tsunami warning after the 8.0...

Strong quake hits northern Japan; no tsunami

By Mon, Feb 04, 2013 5:26AM UTC Comments Off

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the quake had a magnitude of 6.4 and hit at 11:17 p.m. (1417 GMT) Saturday in the Tokachi...

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