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3 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk
Rob and Paul Forkan's parents died in the Boxing Day 2004 disaster in Sri Lanka as the family travelled around south-east Asia Two brothers whose parents were killed in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami are raising money for other orphaned youngsters by selling flip flops.
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7 hrs ago | Scoop
Oamaru songwriter Rob Greaney is writing songs containing life saving health messages which are being broadcast into homes in the typhoon Haiyan devastated regions of the Philippines.
14 hrs ago | Canberra Times
Almost two years ago a senior British insurance industry figure likened QBE Insurance Group to a speedboat driven by its then boss Frank O'Halloran: "If you're driving a speedboat fast enough the wave never catches up to you, but if you slow down or stop, the wave could wash over you," he warned.
16 hrs ago | IRIN
TOKYO, 9 December 2013 - Relief will be more easily and quickly available, and the economic fallout much more manageable, if governments project and plan fiscally for potential natural disasters and their human and economic toll well in advance, experts say.
Lasrick sends this report from Nature News: "The devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan shocked researchers who did not expect that the seismic fault involved could release so much energy.
The 2011 M w 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami were remarkable in many regards, including the rupturing of shallow trench sediments with huge associated slip .
However, consumption appears to have hit an upper limit as gas power is running near maximum capacity, while demand for expensive oil wanes.
Japan gave its strongest signal yet that it wishes to keep nuclear power following the meltdown in Fukushima almost three years ago, shifting away from the previous government's intention to phase out the technology.
With his face hidden behind sunglasses and a white surgical mask, the artist is almost as invisible as the radioactive contamination he is protesting against - yet his stickers are graphic reminders of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
December 4, 2013 marked the thousandth day since a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the island of Japan on March 11, 2011, killing more than 15,000 people, devastating parts of the country, and causing a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency released tsunami maps Wednesday to help residents and visitors to the islands understand where the danger zones are and where safe ground can be found if a tsunami is on its way.
Storage tanks at the Fukushima nuclear plant like one that spilled almost 80,000 gallons of radioactive water this year were built in part by workers illegally hired in one of the poorest corners of Japan, say labour regulators and some of those involved in the work.
For the first time, scientists have measured the frictional heat produced by the fault slip during an earthquake.
Christie Rowe and her colleagues spent weeks on a ship in Japan's stormy seas before they finally managed to reach seven kilometers beneath the waves down to where the Earth cracked open unleashing the monster 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami.
First lady Michelle Obama hosted military families for the first viewing of the decorations and demonstrated holiday crafts and treats for military children.