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Dormant undersea volcano near Kalpakkam atomic plant?


September 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as massive protests have stalled the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, activists have now raised concerns over the safety of another nuclear site in ... Read more...

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Indonesia: Five killed, several injured in Wednesday’s earthquakes


April 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes which struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon caused at least five fatalities and several injuries, disaster officials ... Read more...

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NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India


April 11th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here Wednesday appealed to people, particularly near coastal areas to not panic as there was no tsunami threat to ... Read more...

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Japan to make lifeboat for tsunami


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japan has initiated a project to develop a lifeboat which is able to float on rising tsunami waves as one of the evacuation measures, a media ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes west of Vanuatu, no tsunami alert


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT VILA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on early Friday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquakes strike off Vanuatu, generating small tsunamis


August 21st, 2011 - 2:50 am ICT by BNO News
PORT VILA (BNO NEWS) -- Two powerful earthquakes struck off the island nation of Vanuatu on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, generating local tsunamis but causing no damage. The first earthquake at 3.55 ... Read more...

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Tsunami warning lifted in quake-hit Japan (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert that was sounded after a magnitude-7.1 quake jolted Japan Monday evening was later lifted as the magnitude was revised to 7.0, the Japan ... Read more...

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Magnitude-7.1 quake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 11 (IANS) A magnitude-7.1 earthquake jolted the eastern and northeastern regions of Japan Monday, immediately after which a tsunami alert was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.The quake ... Read more...

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Radioactive trench water not confirmed to have overflowed: Japan’s nuke regulatory body


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 29(ANI): Radioactive water that has been filling up underground trenches connected to the crippled reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has not been confirmed to have overflowed, the country's ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to go ahead with Jaitapur with more safety steps


March 18th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday announced its intention to go ahead with the 9900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project (JNPP) by incorporating additional safety and security ... Read more...

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Japan facing ‘monumental’ task to get food, water and medicines to tsunami survivors


March 16th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 16(ANI): The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has said that supplies of food, water and medicines were starting to run out in temporary shelters built ... Read more...

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India’s preparedness to tackle quakes should be reviewed: Geologists


March 16th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) Despite the chorus of assurances from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh downward that Indian nuclear plants are safe because they are away from geological faults that ... Read more...

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Tsunami memories return to haunt Tamil Nadu coast


March 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) The television visuals of tsunami waves gobbling up homes, vehicles and even planes in Japan brought back the memories of shock and horror to the people ... Read more...

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Astrology can predict tsunamis, claims Bihar minister


March 14th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 14 (IANS) The ancient science of astrology can help predict natural disasters like tsunamis, a Bihar minister has said."Astrology's help can be taken to predict natural disasters like ... Read more...

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All Indians in Japan safe: Krishna


March 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Monday said all 25,000 Indians in quake-hit Japan are safe and New Delhi will extend all possible assistance to that ... Read more...

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Indian parliament pays tribute to tsunami victims (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Both houses of parliament Monday paid tributes to the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan Friday."We express heartfelt sympathy and ... Read more...

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6-magnitude quake off Japan’s Honshu island


March 13th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale struck Sunday off the east coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, according to the China Earthquake Network ... Read more...

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Quake-hit Japan faces nuclear crisis, toll may cross 10,000 (Third Lead)


March 13th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 13 (IANS) The devastating earthquake followed by a tsunami that hit northeastern Japan is likely to claim over 10,000 lives, police said, as authorities scrambled Sunday to minimise ... Read more...

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Now, play Facebook games to help Japan quake victims


March 13th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Now every time you buy special crops on Farmville, someone in disaster-hit Japan might get much-needed succour. In a unique initiative, eight online games ... Read more...

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Quake unleased 1,000 times energy of all n-weapons


March 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) The total energy released by the megaquake in Japan was about a thousand times the combined energy of all the world's nuclear weapons or 6.7 trillion ... Read more...

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6-magnitude quake jolts Honshu island of Japan


March 13th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the east coast of Japan's main Honshu island at 10.43 p.m. Beijing Time Saturday, according to the ... Read more...

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Japan disaster toll 1,600, nuclear meltdown feared (Evening Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Japan feared a nuclear meltdown Saturday, a day after a massive earthquake and a killer tsunami left around 1,600 people dead with about 100 aftershocks traumatizing ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama offers prayers for tsunami victims


March 12th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama Saturday offered prayers for those who lost their lives in the tsunami unleashed by the massive earthquake in Japan and ... Read more...

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We feel helpless, say Japanese nationals in Delhi


March 12th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Noriko Nasukawa has not slept a wink since Friday afternoon when news started trickling in of the devastation caused by the tsunami and 8.9 ... Read more...

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Japan tsunami waves crush boats on US coast


March 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.12 (ANI): Tsunami waves from Japan's massive earthquake have damaged boats on the US West Coast and left one man missing after racing thousands of miles across the Pacific.Cindy Henderson, ... Read more...

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Japan shaken: survivors look for missing kin, n-meltdown feared (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Ravaged Japan Saturday moved to pull itself together from a devastating quake and tsunami that killed a 1,000 people and left its northeastern coast in ruin ... Read more...

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Over 20 aftershocks hit Japan (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) At least 20 aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 5 to 6.8, rocked Japan's east coast Saturday, a day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake devastated the country, causing ... Read more...

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Japan’s nuclear plant may be experiencing meltdown (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Radioactive cesium has been detected at Japan's quake-damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, indicating an occurrence of a reactor meltdown, Xinhua reported Saturday.The detection of ... Read more...

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Power supply restored in quake-hit Japan city


March 12th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Electricity supply was restored Saturday morning in Sendai city, one of the worst to be affected by a massive earthquake that triggered a huge tsunami.Sendai ... Read more...

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`Building was swinging like giant pendulum’


March 12th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) The building was "swinging like a giant pendulum", said a woman who had gone to collect her children from a school here when the quake struck.She ... Read more...

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206 fires erupt in Japan after quake


March 12th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) As many as 206 fires broke out after a massive earthquake rocked Japan Friday, a media report said Saturday.Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said fires ... Read more...

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Japan tsunami waves reach New Zealand


March 12th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 12 (IANS) Waves from the Japanese quake-generated tsunami that lapped New Zealand Saturday peaked at about one metre, a media report said.According to the New Zealand Herald, civil ... Read more...

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US escapes Japan tsunami, says Obama (Lead)


March 12th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) There was no major damage in the US due to the tsunami caused by Japan's massive earthquake, President Barack Obama has said.Obama said Friday at ... Read more...

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14 aftershocks hit Japan


March 12th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) At least 14 aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 5 - 6.8, rocked Japan's eastcoast Saturday, a day after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit the country and left ... Read more...

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No major damage in US due to tsunami: Obama


March 12th, 2011 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said there was no major damage in the country from a tsunami caused by a massive earthquake in Japan.Huge tsunami ... Read more...

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