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9 hrs ago | CiteULike
On an average day, about 1TWh of wave energy enters the coastal waters of the British Isles. It is tempting to call this amount huge - it is about the same as the to-tal energy of the terrible Indian Ocean tsunami of the 26th of December 2004.
13 hrs ago | Jackson County Pilot
This year's Jackson County Feed the Kidz effort could be a milestone one. It also could be the last.
17 hrs ago | The Independent
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A leading Japanese daily newspaper has been forced into a series of embarrassing admissions over errors it published on the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster and the use of sex slaves by Japanese troops during the Second World War.
17 hrs ago | Arab Times
The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, were designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people. The exercise organised by the United Nations was based on a hypothetical 9.0-magnitude quake in the Makran Trench, where the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, off the coast of Pakistan.
Away from the greater national consciousness, the little dots in the southeast seas off the Indian mainland which form the Andaman & Nicobar Islands can often mislead in their dazzling natural state. Tear your eyes away from the turquoise waters, the white sand beaches and tropical lushness and what you might hear are the stories of unthinkable wrongs and great human tragedies inflicted on the land and its people over centuries.
A view of the destruction caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 in Point Pedro, a small fishing village in northern Sri Lanka. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 12 September 2014 – A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 countries, a warning system devised by the United Nations to assess communications flows and readiness procedures throughout the region is functioning "effectively," the world body has announced after a two-day simulation exercise.
Commercial sex workers of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra have raised funds to help flood-hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir. The workers have contributed Rs 10,321 to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund and handed over the contribution to resident deputy collector Ahmednagar Rajendrakumar Patil here today, trustee of NGO Snehalaya, Suman Tribhuvan, told PTI.
The Asahi Shimbun admitted that its May article on the so-called Yoshida file concerning the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was incorrect and removed Nobuyuki Sugiura from the post of executive editor to take responsibility, the newspaper's President Tadakazu Kimura announced Thursday.
It has been three and a half years since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami disaster occurred in 2011. In the Tamaura-Nishi district of Iwanuma, Miyagi Prefecture, where residential land was developed for a collective relocation project for victims in the disaster-hit areas, new housing units are being constructed one after another for the first time.
According to scientific modeling systems used by the European Union, the radioactive ocean plume released by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster is likely to remain a massive clump of radioactivity until it slams into the West Coast of the United States in late 2017. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, knocking out power and cooling capability to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Police and firefighters are searching the coastal area of Fukushima for people who remain missing, exactly 3-and-a-half years after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. In Namie Town, 170 policemen and firefighters gathered to search in various areas around the Ukedo fishing port.
Country's largest city Karachi, home to around 18 million people, could be "wiped out" by a tsunami, officials said Wednesday after a drill simulating a major earthquake in the Indian Ocean. The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, was designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people.
A man shouts slogans during a protest rally against a restart of southern Japan's Sendai nuclear power plant outside the Nuclear Regulation Authority's office in Tokyo Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults. In a decision written by Executive Director for Operations Mark Satorius, the agency concluded there is no immediate or significant safety concern at the Diablo Canyon plant, which sits on a seaside bluff midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:48 pm
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