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....
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....
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....
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...
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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