Tsunamis

A group of supporters of the trial shows banners reading "unjust sentence" in front of Tokyo District Court in Tokyo Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The court on Thursday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. It was the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of thousands of residents away from their homes because of lingering radiation contamination. (Satoru Yonemaru/Kyodo News via AP)
September 19, 2019 - 10:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant because ensuring absolute safety at nuclear plants was not a government requirement at that...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, photo, evidence of a Cascadia earthquake's awesome destructive power is visible at the beach in Neskowin, Ore. A "ghost forest" of Sitka spruces juts up from the beach in the tiny town. The trees were likely buried by tsunami debris 2,000 years earlier, and partially uncovered by storms in 1997. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
August 16, 2019 - 9:30 am
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006, file photo, the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant in Tomiokamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, is seen. The operator of the nuclear plant wrecked by a tsunami is considering decommissioning more reactors in northeastern Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings says a decision is pending on dismantling the four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ni plant. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
July 24, 2019 - 8:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the nuclear plant wrecked by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami said Wednesday that it will decommission four more reactors in northeastern Japan in addition to those already being scrapped. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings said a final decision on dismantling the four...
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Residents sleep on the ground after leaving their homes to find higher grounds following an earthquake in Gane Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, Sunday, July 14, 2019. A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. (AP Photo)
July 14, 2019 - 10:32 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging some homes and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological...
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July 14, 2019 - 8:46 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia's North Maluku province on Sunday, damaging some houses and causing panicked residents to flee to temporary shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties, and authorities said there was no threat of a tsunami...
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July 07, 2019 - 10:31 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong subsea earthquake late Sunday night caused panic in parts of eastern Indonesia and triggered a tsunami warning that was later lifted. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was...
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June 18, 2019 - 12:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2 ½ hours later. Thousands of families lost electrical power and bullet train services were suspended, but there were no reports of...
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June 15, 2019 - 8:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands off New Zealand on Sunday, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it may cause only minor sea level changes in some coastal areas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit a spot about 873 kilometers (...
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May 30, 2019 - 6:05 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the predawn hours. Authorities say a tsunami is possible. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.6...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, greets SoftBank Group Corp.'s Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, center right, as first lady Melania Trump, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty looks on during his meeting with business leaders, in Tokyo, Saturday, May 25, 2019. President Trump is on a four-day state visit in Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 11:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in...
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