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  • Scientists make strides in tsunami warning 2 days ago

    Miami: The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike. A decade ago, scientists did not have a tsunami warning system in place in the Indian Ocean, because there...
  • Anandhi: 'Kayal' and A Sargunam's next film will see me in author-backed roles; don't mind that my character is village-based December 6, 2014

    Chennai: Actress Anandhi, who will next be seen in forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Kayala', says she has no fear of taking up a village-based role because she gives prime importance to the script and performance. In 'Kayala', which is set against the backdrop of the 2004 tsunami, Anandhi plays a village girl....
  • Powerful earthquake sparks panic in Indonesia November 27, 2014

    Manado: A powerful undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Wednesday evening, causing fresh panic in an area that has been hit by a series of strong tremors in recent days. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of casualties or damage after the quake, which the US Geological...
  • 3 years after it disappeared in the 2011 tsunami, a Japanese man gets his boat back on his birthday November 26, 2014

    Honolulu: A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii. Tomomune Matsunaga of the Fukushima prefecture lost his home and personal watercraft to the March 11,...
  • Powerful 6.7 earthquake off New Zealand coast November 17, 2014

    Wellington: A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the east coast of New Zealand on Monday, but authorities ruled out an immediate tsunami threat. The quake, which struck at 10:33 am (local time) was centred at sea nearly 200 kilometres from the eastern North Island city of Gisborne and 35 kilometres deep,...
  • 7.3 magnitude quake shakes Indonesia, tsunami alert sounded November 15, 2014

    Sydney: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, and a tsunami warning was issued for the area near the quake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said hazardous tsunamis were possible within 300 km (185...
  • Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 years back: Study September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in...
  • Indian Ocean region vulnerable to massive tsunamis: Study September 11, 2014

    Colombo Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large, or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned. The study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much...
  • India gears up for Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill September 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS). The drill, organised under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is expected to increase...
  • India gears up for Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS). The drill, organised under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is expected to increase...
  • Indonesians hope to find son lost in tsunami after reunion with daughter August 8, 2014

    Banda Aceh(Indonesia): An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter a decade after she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami said on Friday they were now hopeful of finding their son, who also went missing in the disaster. Raudhatul Jannah, then aged four, and her sevenyearold brother were carried away clinging...
  • Quake hits Andaman Sea, tsunami ruled out July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Sea on Thursday but the Met department ruled out tsunami. According to Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred in the Andaman Sea at a depth of 44 kms at 7.10...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage July 12, 2014

    Fukushima: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi...
  • Tsunami warning issued as earthquake hits southern Indian Ocean June 14, 2014

    Sydney: A shallow 6.4magnitude earthquake hit the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, US seismologists said, prompting Australia to issue a tsunami warning. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of seven kilometres (4.4 miles) at 1110 GMT, almost 700 miles northwest of Australia's Cocos Islands, also...
  • Quake measuring 6.5 magnitude strikes off Tonga April 26, 2014

    Sydney: An earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude struck off the northeast coast of Tonga in the South Pacific on Saturday, said the US Geological Survey. The undersea quake was 10 kms (6 miles) deep, and about 75 kms (46 miles) northeast of Tonga. There was no immediate tsunami warning. (More updates awaited)...
  • Massive 8.2 magnitude quake off Chile coast, 5 dead; tsunami warning issued April 2, 2014

    Santiago: Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile hours ago. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis. Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo attributed the five deaths to heart attacks or being...
  • Tsunami centre can detect quakes within 10 minutes: Jaipal Reddy February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) is capable of detecting tsunamigenic earthquakes within 10 minutes of their occurrence and can disseminate advisories to authorities concerned within 20 minutes through various modes of communication. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, S Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Earth Science (MoES),...
  • Months after flood fury hit Uttarakhand, relief still at bay February 3, 2014

    Srinagar: There is not much respite on the ground even 200 days after the Himalayan Tsunami swept Uttarakhand. In an attempt to see the progress of the rehabilitation work, CNNIBN visited Srinagar in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand to do a reality check. While the then Chief Minister of...
  • Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off Puerto Rico January 13, 2014

    A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday and could trigger a local tsunami, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, was very shallow, at a depth of 17.7 miles below the seabed. It struck at 12:01...
  • TN: Nine years after tsunami, fishermen not looking for doles December 26, 2013

    Chennai: The fishing community in coastal Tamil Nadu, badly battered by the killer tsunami of 2004, now sports its original attitude work and earn your livelihood rather than expecting doles, fishermen and NGO officials said. Post tsunami the fishing community also ensures that its children get educated at any...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant safe: DAE official November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is safe and functioning normally, a senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy said shortly after a countrymade bomb exploded near the facility. "The plant is running fine and is safe", the official said when asked about the explosion at...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 strikes off Japan October 25, 2013

    An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck on Saturday morning (Tokyo Time) off Japan's east coast, the US Geological Survey said. Japan's emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima nuclear site. Japan's Meteorological Agency raised a 1meter (3foot) tsunami warning for a long stretch of...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water October 3, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months. Recent site mishaps have returned Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, to the spotlight, calling...
  • TN: Jayalalithaa inaugurates houses for tsunami affected people September 18, 2013

    Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday inaugurated 5,674 houses, roads and new buildings for the benefit of people who lost their homes in the December 2004 tsunami. The Chief Minister inaugurated the houses, roads and buildings through video-conferencing from the Secretariat. The houses have been constructed at a cost of Rs 209 crore,...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant September 3, 2013

    Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether Tokyo...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak August 21, 2013

    Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The storage tank breach of about 300 tonnes of water is separate from contaminated water leaks...
  • CJ Show: The incredible survival story June 30, 2013

    Flood Survivor Kamaljeet Kaur and her family had gone on a pilgrimage to Kedarnath the worst affected town by the disaster. Here, she recounts the incredible account of how she and her family were saved from the clutches of death. ...
  • CJ Show: Witness accounts of Uttarakhand floods June 30, 2013

    Uttarakhand flood survivors narrate their ordeal and how they managed to escape death in the Himalayas. ...
  • Flood Aftermath: The Citizen Journalist Special June 30, 2013

    This week on the CJ show, we focus on the aftermath of the flood fury as we try and piece together survivor accounts, first hand reports and pictures and videos from the site of tragedy. One CJ talks about the dangers of development work carried out in the Himalayan region...