Tsunami warning as earthquake hits Chile

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile. This is how the news unfolded.

Sea floor slab poses tsunami risk for Queensland


A enormous slab of sea floor is in the early stages of collapse off north Queensland, and could generate a tsunami when it finally breaks off, researchers warn.

Earthquake, tsunami slam Japan


Offshore earthquake measuring 8.9 off the coast of northern Japan triggered a massive tsunami, engulfing coastal areas.

Post-tsunami fears prompt atomic protest

TOPSHOTSThis handout picture, taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO)

Shigemi Sato Protesters in Tokyo demonstrated against nuclear power yesterday, as Japan marked the three-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands and triggered one of the...

Earthquake may have damaged reactor before tsunami


A radiation alarm went off at the Fukushima nuclear power plant before the tsunami hit on March 11, suggesting that contrary to earlier assumptions the reactors were damaged by the earthquake that...

Tsunami barrier plan to protect nuclear plant

TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Yuji Okada TOKYO: Plans are well under way to build a tsunami barrier near the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a spokesman for Tokyo Electric Power said.

Tsunami warnings carved in ancient stone

Martin Fackler The stone tablet has stood on the forested hillside since before they were born, but the villagers have faithfully obeyed the stark warning carved on its weathered face: ''Do not build your homes...

Quake kills two in tsunami-stricken region

TOKYO: A powerful aftershock 30 kilometres off the coast of north-eastern Japan yesterday killed two people, left millions without electricity, disrupted power supplies to two nuclear plants and...

Dog lost in tsunami reunited with owner

Dog rescued by Japan Coast Guard.

A dog that was rescued from a floating roof off Japan's tsunami-battered north-east coast was reunited with its owner.

Bodies found of nuclear workers killed in tsunami

The utility that runs a tsunami-crippled Japanese nuclear power plant says two workers were killed when the wave swept ashore more than three weeks ago.

Military flies rescuers into 'tsunami' valley

Thomas Hunter Black Hawk and Sea King helicopters carrying police and forensic teams are flying into the Lockyer Valley to start the grim search for "inland tsunami" victims.

Dog rescued three weeks after tsunami

A dog that  survived Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami was rescued after three weeks at sea.

Japan's coast guard has rescued a dog drifting on a rooftop off the country's coast, three weeks after a tsunami ravaged the north-east.

Japan engineers knew tsunami could overrun plant

Over the past two weeks, Japanese government officials and Tokyo Electric Power executives have repeatedly described the deadly combination of the most powerful quake in Japan's history and the...

Reactor no match for this tsunami, PM finally admits

The Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has said for the first time that the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant's tsunami defences were inadequate, while reassuring the public that radiation leaks pose...

Dolphin saved after dumped in rice field by tsunami

A baby dolphin has been rescued in Japan after being dumped in a rice field by the giant tsunami that hit the coast on March 11.

Quake and tsunami could cost $235 billion: World Bank


The deadly earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan on March 11 could cost its economy up to $US235 billion, equivalent to 4.0 per cent of output, the World Bank says.

Tsunami victims stoic as compatriots in meltdown

Andrew Gilligan NINE days after the tsunami, the remarkable truth is this. The people who have lost everything are coping far better than the people who have lost absolutely nothing.

Tsunami killed thousands of seabirds

Thousands of seabirds were killed when the tsunami generated by last week's massive earthquake off Japan flooded Midway, a remote atoll north-west of the main Hawaiian islands, a US wildlife official...

Satellite images reveal Japan's tsunami was merger of two waves


Justin Mccurry The tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan on March 11 was created by at least two wave fronts that merged to form a far more destructive ''double tsunami'', scientists in the US have...

2000 bodies washed up as Japan shaken by new tsunami scare and reactor blast

nuclear plant

Ben Cubby and Glenda Kwek Japan's horrific ordeal continues with another reactor blast, a new tsunami scare, and the discovery of so many victims.