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Japan:Balls from disaster-hit area found in Alaska

Saturday, April 21, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr.21, 2012
Two sports balls found washed up on an island off the US state of Alaska are believed to have been swept away by tsunami that hit northeastern Japan last year and drifted across the Pacific. Read more…

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No tsunami threat after Aceh quake

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Comments off

Twenty eight countries surrounding the Indian Ocean have called off their tsunami alerts, issued this morning following a major undersea earthquake off the Indonesian province of Aceh in northwestern Sumatra. Read more…

Japan – Island off Miyagi hit by 43-meter tsunami

Saturday, March 17, 2012 Comments off

A Japanese scientist says a tsunami about 43 meters high hit an island off Miyagi Prefecture after the earthquake on March 11th of last year.

University of Tokyo Associate Professor Yoshinobu Tsuji has been conducting a survey of tsunami damage in Japan’s northeast. Read more…

Japan – Tsunami advisories issued after quake

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Comments off

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Wednesday evening. Read more…

Japan:Tsunami alerts to be revised

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

Japan’s Meteorological Agency has come up with new guidelines for issuing tsunami alerts after an earthquake.

Following the massive earthquake that hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, the emergency alerts issued to the public underestimated the possible tsunami height. Read more…

Japan:Scientists warn of huge quake east of Japan Trench

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

Japanese researchers say the March 11th disaster has increased the risk of a major quake and tsunami east of the Japan Trench off northeastern Japan.

The research was carried out by a group at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Read more…

Japan:Disaster debris still remain in Tohoku + Related Article

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news Dec. 29, 2011
Fukushima plant’s backup generator failed in 1991


The Japanese government is struggling to remove millions of tons of debris from the country’s northeast, more than 9 months after the March earthquake and tsunami. Read more…

Japan:Quake gives birth to Chinese society in disaster-hit Fukushima

Monday, November 7, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 7 ,2011
FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese expatriates living in Fukushima Prefecture found themselves more united as they helped each other to overcome the rough time following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. About eight months on, they founded a society to strengthen kinship and help revitalize what they call the “second home”. Read more…

Vietnam holds first tsunami drill

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 18,2011

Vietnam has held its first-ever tsunami evacuation drills in the central coastal city of Danang. The drills were carried out Tuesday for a scenario that saw the country hit by a huge tsunami like the one that devastated Japan earlier this Read more…

Japan:Underwater debris videotaped and analyzed

Thursday, October 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 13,2011

Researchers have found that the tsunami that devastated the town of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture on March 11th has left heavy debris scattered on the seabed along the coast. Read more…