Japan Tsunami 2011


'Japan Tsunami 2011' - 14 News Result(s)

  • After Tsunami, Ocean Plastic Acted As Rafts For Small Sea Life

    After Tsunami, Ocean Plastic Acted As Rafts For Small Sea Life

    After a tsunami hit Japan in 2011, hundreds of aquatic species migrated across the ocean to the US by hitching rides on debris that acted as rafts, researchers said Thursday.

  • Japan Marks 5th Anniversary Of Quake, Tsunami Disaster With Moment Of Silence

    Japan Marks 5th Anniversary Of Quake, Tsunami Disaster With Moment Of Silence

    Japan paused today to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century.

  • United Nations to Hold Disaster Meeting in Tsunami-Hit Japan

    United Nations to Hold Disaster Meeting in Tsunami-Hit Japan

    The UN will hold a once-in-a-decade meeting on disaster risk reduction this weekend, with policymakers gathering in tsunami-struck Japan after warnings that the cost of climate change-related calamities could bankrupt future generations.

  • Japan official: Meltdown at nuclear plant possible

    Japan official: Meltdown at nuclear plant possible

    A nuclear power plant affected by a massive earthquake is facing a possible meltdown, an official with Japan's nuclear safety commission said Saturday.Ryohei Shiomi said that officials were checking whether a meltdown had taken place at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1, which had lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful ...

  • Japan tsunami: Toll could rise to more than 1,300

    Japan tsunami: Toll could rise to more than 1,300

    Rescuers struggled to reach survivors on Saturday morning as Japan reeled after an earthquake and a tsunami struck in deadly tandem. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake set off a devastating tsunami that sent walls of water washing over coastal cities in the north. Concerns mounted over possible radiation leaks from two nuclear plants near the earthquake ...

  • Fresh tremors jolt Tokyo

    Fresh tremors jolt Tokyo

    Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland and left two nuclear reactors dangerously close to meltdown.The United States Geological Survey said a strong earthquake struck just before noon in the sea in virtual...

  • Japan's strict building codes saved lives

    Japan's strict building codes saved lives

    From seawalls that line stretches of Japan's coastline, to skyscrapers that sway to absorb earthquakes, to building codes that are among the world's most rigorous, no country may be better prepared to withstand earthquakes than Japan. Had any other populous country suffered the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, tens of thousands ...

  • Japan issues emergency at nuke plant; no leak

    Japan issues emergency at nuke plant; no leak

    Japan declared a state of emergency Friday at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed following a massive earthquake. There was no radiation leak.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the measure was a precaution and that the Fukushima No.1 power plant was not in immediate danger. The plant has shut down.The plant experienced a mec...

  • Nuclear plants closest to Japan quake epicentre shut down: IAEA

    Nuclear plants closest to Japan quake epicentre shut down: IAEA

    Four nuclear power plants closest to the epicentre of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan have been safely shut down, the UN atomic watchdog said today.The International Atomic Energy Agency's Incident and Emergency Centre "received information from the International Seismic Safety Centre (ISSC) at around 0815 CET (0715 GMT) this morning ...

  • No Tsunami warning issued for Indian Ocean

    No Tsunami warning issued for Indian Ocean

    A massive quake struck Japan at 2:46 p.m. (0546 GMT) and was followed by five powerful aftershocks within about an hour, the strongest measuring 7.1. The US Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.9, while Japan's meteorological agency measured it at 8.4.The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the ...

  • Amateur Video: Japan quake caught on camera

    Amateur Video: Japan quake caught on camera

    Here's an amateur video from Japan - when the quake struck at around 3 pm in the afternoon, sent to us by an NDTV surfer.

  • Japan: Earthquake triggers oil refinery fire

    Japan: Earthquake triggers oil refinery fire

    Fires triggered by a massive quake that hit Japan on Friday are burning out of control up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery Ichinara City, Chiba prefecture.Despite firefighters' efforts to douse the flames, fires were still raging at the Cosmo refinery in the early evening, lighting the sky and sending plumes of black smoke in th...

  • Japan earthquake: Indian companies with Japan offices

    Japan earthquake: Indian companies with Japan offices

    All Asian markets fell sharply after the quake report. Trading on the Japanese stock market Nikkei was halted. Indian markets also fell sharply as reports of the quake came in. Japan is one of India's largest trading partners with bilateral trade standing at over $10 billion. Here is a list of Indian companies with Japan offices. - HCL Japan L...

  • Massive Japan earthquake triggers tsunami

    Massive Japan earthquake triggers tsunami

    A devastating tsunami hit the coast of northeast Japan on Friday in the aftermath of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles offshore. Television images showed waves of more than 12 feet roaring inland. CNN reported that air and land transportation was severely disrupted. (Watch: Japan reels from quake, tsunami) At least 30 people were injured i...

'Japan Tsunami 2011' - 14 News Result(s)

  • After Tsunami, Ocean Plastic Acted As Rafts For Small Sea Life

    After Tsunami, Ocean Plastic Acted As Rafts For Small Sea Life

    After a tsunami hit Japan in 2011, hundreds of aquatic species migrated across the ocean to the US by hitching rides on debris that acted as rafts, researchers said Thursday.

  • Japan Marks 5th Anniversary Of Quake, Tsunami Disaster With Moment Of Silence

    Japan Marks 5th Anniversary Of Quake, Tsunami Disaster With Moment Of Silence

    Japan paused today to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century.

  • United Nations to Hold Disaster Meeting in Tsunami-Hit Japan

    United Nations to Hold Disaster Meeting in Tsunami-Hit Japan

    The UN will hold a once-in-a-decade meeting on disaster risk reduction this weekend, with policymakers gathering in tsunami-struck Japan after warnings that the cost of climate change-related calamities could bankrupt future generations.

  • Japan official: Meltdown at nuclear plant possible

    Japan official: Meltdown at nuclear plant possible

    A nuclear power plant affected by a massive earthquake is facing a possible meltdown, an official with Japan's nuclear safety commission said Saturday.Ryohei Shiomi said that officials were checking whether a meltdown had taken place at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant's Unit 1, which had lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful ...

  • Japan tsunami: Toll could rise to more than 1,300

    Japan tsunami: Toll could rise to more than 1,300

    Rescuers struggled to reach survivors on Saturday morning as Japan reeled after an earthquake and a tsunami struck in deadly tandem. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake set off a devastating tsunami that sent walls of water washing over coastal cities in the north. Concerns mounted over possible radiation leaks from two nuclear plants near the earthquake ...

  • Fresh tremors jolt Tokyo

    Fresh tremors jolt Tokyo

    Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland and left two nuclear reactors dangerously close to meltdown.The United States Geological Survey said a strong earthquake struck just before noon in the sea in virtual...

  • Japan's strict building codes saved lives

    Japan's strict building codes saved lives

    From seawalls that line stretches of Japan's coastline, to skyscrapers that sway to absorb earthquakes, to building codes that are among the world's most rigorous, no country may be better prepared to withstand earthquakes than Japan. Had any other populous country suffered the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, tens of thousands ...

  • Japan issues emergency at nuke plant; no leak

    Japan issues emergency at nuke plant; no leak

    Japan declared a state of emergency Friday at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed following a massive earthquake. There was no radiation leak.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the measure was a precaution and that the Fukushima No.1 power plant was not in immediate danger. The plant has shut down.The plant experienced a mec...

  • Nuclear plants closest to Japan quake epicentre shut down: IAEA

    Nuclear plants closest to Japan quake epicentre shut down: IAEA

    Four nuclear power plants closest to the epicentre of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan have been safely shut down, the UN atomic watchdog said today.The International Atomic Energy Agency's Incident and Emergency Centre "received information from the International Seismic Safety Centre (ISSC) at around 0815 CET (0715 GMT) this morning ...

  • No Tsunami warning issued for Indian Ocean

    No Tsunami warning issued for Indian Ocean

    A massive quake struck Japan at 2:46 p.m. (0546 GMT) and was followed by five powerful aftershocks within about an hour, the strongest measuring 7.1. The US Geological Survey upgraded the strength of the first quake to a magnitude 8.9, while Japan's meteorological agency measured it at 8.4.The meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for the ...

  • Amateur Video: Japan quake caught on camera

    Amateur Video: Japan quake caught on camera

    Here's an amateur video from Japan - when the quake struck at around 3 pm in the afternoon, sent to us by an NDTV surfer.

  • Japan: Earthquake triggers oil refinery fire

    Japan: Earthquake triggers oil refinery fire

    Fires triggered by a massive quake that hit Japan on Friday are burning out of control up and down the coast, including one at an oil refinery Ichinara City, Chiba prefecture.Despite firefighters' efforts to douse the flames, fires were still raging at the Cosmo refinery in the early evening, lighting the sky and sending plumes of black smoke in th...

  • Japan earthquake: Indian companies with Japan offices

    Japan earthquake: Indian companies with Japan offices

    All Asian markets fell sharply after the quake report. Trading on the Japanese stock market Nikkei was halted. Indian markets also fell sharply as reports of the quake came in. Japan is one of India's largest trading partners with bilateral trade standing at over $10 billion. Here is a list of Indian companies with Japan offices. - HCL Japan L...

  • Massive Japan earthquake triggers tsunami

    Massive Japan earthquake triggers tsunami

    A devastating tsunami hit the coast of northeast Japan on Friday in the aftermath of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles offshore. Television images showed waves of more than 12 feet roaring inland. CNN reported that air and land transportation was severely disrupted. (Watch: Japan reels from quake, tsunami) At least 30 people were injured i...

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