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Japan Marks Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan Marks Second Anniversary of Deadly Earthquake and TsunamiSankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Services were held in Japan on Monday to mark the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that took nearly 19,000 lives and triggered the worst nuclear power plant accident since the Chernobyl disast...

Tsunami Warning Lifted After 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Near Japan

Tsunami Warning Lifted After 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Near JapanJason Reed/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- A tsunami warning has been lifted for the northeastern region of Japan following a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Miyagi prefecture on Friday.The quake rattled the coast of Japan just after 5 p.m. ...

Google Creates Virtual Record of Tsunami Wreckage in Japan

Google Creates Virtual Record of Tsunami Wreckage in JapanGoogle(TOKYO) -- In the early hours after the tsunami hit northeast Japan last year, Google launched a Person Finder site that helped reconnect families and loved ones in the most devastated regions.Months later, the web giant dispatched its street vie...

Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada Quake

Tsunami Warning in Hawaii Downgraded to Advisory After Canada QuakeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A tsunami warning was downgraded to an advisory for the state of Hawaii this morning, following a 7.7 earthquake off the coast of British Columbia Saturday night. Although waves up to six feet were predicted, the fir...

‘Miracle Pine Tree’ Removed from Tsunami-Ravaged City in Japan

‘Miracle Pine Tree’ Removed from Tsunami-Ravaged City in JapanSankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- The tsunami-ravaged city of Rikuzentakata, Japan, has cut down the lone pine tree that survived the disaster 18 months ago and came to symbolize hope.  But there are plans to keep the preserved tree on display.Cre...

7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica; Tsunami Warning in Effect

7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica; Tsunami Warning in EffectiStockphoto/ThinkstockUPDATE: Tsunami warnings have been canceled.(SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) -- A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica on Wednesday, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of Central America.The 25-mile deep quake hit the ...

Seafood Caught in Fukushima Back on Sale in Japan

Seafood Caught in Fukushima Back on Sale in JapanSankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- For the first time since last year's nuclear disaster in Japan, people in Fukushima Prefecture are once again getting a taste of seafood caught in their own backyard.Fisherman in Fukushima began selling their catch at ...

Japan Utility Admits It Was Unprepared for Nuclear Disaster

Japan Utility Admits It Was Unprepared for Nuclear DisasterSTR/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Fifteen months after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster, the company at the center of it all now says it wasn’t prepared.In its final report, TEPCO Vice President Masao Yamazaki applauded his employees’ effo...

Beached Dock a Remnant of Japan Tsunami?

Beached Dock a Remnant of Japan Tsunami?Image Credit: KATU/ABC News(SALEM, Ore.) -- Oregonians awoke to a huge surprise Tuesday when a 7-foot-tall dock washed ashore, leaving local and state officials wondering whether it’s just the beginning of the bulk of tsunami debris set to arrive...

Harley-Davidson Sets Up Japan Tsunami Memorial

Harley-Davidson Sets Up Japan Tsunami MemorialSankei/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- More than a year after the Japanese Tsunami, a 2004 Softail Night Train Harley-Davidson bike washed ashore on British Columbia’s Graham Island.When the bike was found in an insulated cargo container 4,000 miles f...

Tsunami Debris Cleanup: Lawmakers Frustrated Over Lack of Plan

Tsunami Debris Cleanup: Lawmakers Frustrated Over Lack of PlanSankei via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A set of lawmakers on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Thursday that states, not the federal government, will have to deal with the majority of clean-up when marine debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan...

Japan Tsunami Debris: Canadian Museum Launches Recovery Project

Japan Tsunami Debris: Canadian Museum Launches Recovery ProjectFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Pieces of debris from last year’s Japanese tsunami, carried by the currents, have begun to show up on the West Coast of the United States and Canada, including most recently, a Harley-Davidson moto...

8.6-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Indonesia, Prompting Tsunami Watch

8.6-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Indonesia, Prompting Tsunami WatchiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An 8.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia Wednesday, triggering a tsunami watch across the Indian Ocean.  The warning has since been canceled.There were no immediate reports of injuries or da...

Owner of Japanese Boat that Drifted to Canada Doesn’t Want It Back

Owner of Japanese Boat that Drifted to Canada Doesn’t Want It BackSankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- The owner of an empty Japanese fishing boat that drifted across the Pacific after being washed away by the powerful tsunami last year, says he does not want the boat back, according to a Japanese Coast Guard official.T...

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan’s Tsunami-Ravaged Coast

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan’s Tsunami-Ravaged CoastiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- Another powerful earthquake struck Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coast Tuesday -- the shaking so strong, it nearly caused one U.S. athlete to faint. The magnitude 6.0 quake hit Tuesday just around dinner time in the sam...

Tsunami-Ravaged Japanese Fishing Vessel Spotted Near Vancouver

Tsunami-Ravaged Japanese Fishing Vessel Spotted Near VancouverSankei via Getty Images(VANCOUVER) -- Just over a year ago, a fishing boat was going about its business near Hokkaido, Japan, when an unimaginable disaster struck -- a giant earthquake followed by a horrific tsunami.This past weekend, that same boat, n...

6.8 Magnitude Quake in Japan Prompts Tsunami Advisories

6.8 Magnitude Quake in Japan Prompts Tsunami AdvisoriesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit northeast Japan on Wednesday, triggering the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a wide-scale tsunami advisory for the same area that was devastated by last year’s 9.0 quake and tsu...

Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year Later

Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year LaterChris McGrath/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- A moment of silence on Sunday marked one year since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami battered Japan’s northeast coast, and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.Sirens blared across Japan a...

Iconic Japanese Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai Mourns Stricken City That ‘Will Never Be the Same’

Iconic Japanese Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai Mourns Stricken City That ‘Will Never Be the Same’Sankei/Getty Images(MINAMISOMA, Japan) -- A desperate plea for help put Katsunobu Sakurai on the digital map. Weeks after a powerful earthquake and tsunami triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima Daichi Power Plant last March, Sakurai sat in an empty conf...

Japan Rocked by Nearly 10,000 Tremors in Quake Aftermath

Japan Rocked by Nearly 10,000 Tremors in Quake AftermathSankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- As Japan readies to remember the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck the country exactly a year ago from Sunday, more details are surfacing as to just how active the Earth has been since then.The...
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