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Update: Tsunami warning pulled back after Hawaii escapes major harm
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Update: Tsunami warning pulled back after Hawaii escapes major harm

Oct 28th 2012, 11:22 AM 13,437 Views 27 Comments

Civil authorities in Hawaii say the island has largely escaped any damage, following an earthquake off the coast of Canada.

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk
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Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk

Oct 12th 2012, 3:26 PM 2,346 Views 3 Comments

It said it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.

5 unusual ways to reach very special Irish places
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5 unusual ways to reach very special Irish places

Oct 7th 2012, 9:15 AM 28,619 Views 33 Comments

There are some places where getting from A to B takes a little effort – but it’s so worth it.

In pics: Australian designs tsunami ‘survival pod’
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In pics: Australian designs tsunami ‘survival pod’

Sep 30th 2012, 6:00 PM 19,990 Views 50 Comments

Up to four people can stay in watertight craft for two and a half hours should the natural disaster strike.

In pictures: photographer to help tsunami recovery through print project
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In pictures: photographer to help tsunami recovery through print project

Aug 25th 2012, 1:00 PM 6,755 Views 3 Comments

US photographer and director Aaron Hobson is selling a series of dramatic images of the tsunami-damaged northern Japanese coastline to raise funds for the recovery.

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
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Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

Aug 14th 2012, 11:12 AM 7,414 Views 18 Comments

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.

Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?
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Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?

Jul 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 17,283 Views 6 Comments

Missile silos and Nazi bunkers have been converted into habitable homes, while other designers are focused on preparing shelters for surviving catastrophes.

VIDEO: ‘That day was almost our last’ – narrow escape from ‘iceberg tsunami’
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VIDEO: ‘That day was almost our last’ – narrow escape from ‘iceberg tsunami’

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:30 PM 12,028 Views 24 Comments

Like the guy says: “Wow.”

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
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Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

Jul 22nd 2012, 3:01 PM 3,116 Views 2 Comments

It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.

Viewers turning to YouTube as news source – study
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Viewers turning to YouTube as news source – study

Jul 16th 2012, 2:50 PM 3,369 Views 8 Comments

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami was the most viewed news event during the 15-month study.

Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami
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Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami

Jul 1st 2012, 9:28 AM 2,215 Views 8 Comments

The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.

Japanese dock washes up in Oregon a year after tsunami
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Japanese dock washes up in Oregon a year after tsunami

Jun 9th 2012, 9:30 AM 6,650 Views 6 Comments

The dock’s appearance on the shore was a sobering reminder of the impact of the devastating tsunami, which hit Japan in March 2011.

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests
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Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

May 5th 2012, 12:08 PM 1,623 Views 9 Comments

It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.

Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami
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Football washes up on Alaskan island a year after Japan's tsunami

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:52 PM 2,758 Views 6 Comments

Football travelled over 5,000km after a tsunami struck the north-eastern coast of Japan in March 2011.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Apr 11th 2012, 8:06 PM 5,317 Views 6 Comments

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.

Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast
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Tsunami warnings lifted after two earthquakes off Indonesian coast

Apr 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 6,755 Views 4 Comments

The earthquake was measured initially as 8.9 magnitude but has since been revised downwards to 8.6 as tsunami warnings were issued in over a dozen countries. Some have since been lifted.

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics
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Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Apr 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,600 Views 4 Comments

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

VIDEO: 'Ghost ship' from Japanese tsunami sunk by cannon
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VIDEO: 'Ghost ship' from Japanese tsunami sunk by cannon

Apr 6th 2012, 7:22 AM 5,673 Views 24 Comments

The US Coast Guard destroyed the ship, which had drifted unmanned all the way across the Pacific.

Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report
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Another Japanese earthquake could trigger 34-metre tsunami: report

Apr 1st 2012, 3:10 PM 5,004 Views 6 Comments

Government reports say if the tide was right, a similar earthquake to last year’s could result in even greater havoc.

'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada
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'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada

Mar 26th 2012, 8:28 AM 6,905 Views 18 Comments

The fishing vessel has spent the last year drifting all the way across the Pacific with nobody on board.

New Co Clare seismometer detects 1.1-mag Donegal earthquake
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New Co Clare seismometer detects 1.1-mag Donegal earthquake

Mar 14th 2012, 1:02 PM 2,810 Views 18 Comments

The new seismometer at the Cliffs of Moher is also sensitive enough to have recorded this morning’s 6.9-mag quake in Japan.

Japan removes tsunami alert after 6.9-mag earthquake
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Japan removes tsunami alert after 6.9-mag earthquake

Mar 14th 2012, 11:40 AM 3,039 Views 8 Comments

The quake struck shortly before 9:10am Irish time, around 150 miles off the country’s north-eastern coast.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Mar 11th 2012, 7:50 PM 8,433 Views 16 Comments

Your essential round-up of all today’s biggest news stories plus some extras you may have missed…

Japanese tsunami: 7 incredible survival stories
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Japanese tsunami: 7 incredible survival stories

Mar 11th 2012, 7:30 PM 26,244 Views 1 Comment

Amongst the damage and destruction caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, there were incredible tales of survival and courage. We take a look at seven of them.

Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down
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Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down

Mar 11th 2012, 5:54 PM 2,514 Views 16 Comments

“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.

Column: 'The post-apocalyptic landscape was utterly disorienting'
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Column: 'The post-apocalyptic landscape was utterly disorienting'

Mar 11th 2012, 1:00 PM 65 Views 0 Comments

Charis Hughes lived in Japan in the early 2000s and recognised much of that which was destroyed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami a year ago today. Here’s how she and other Irish people helped in the aftermath.

One year on: Thousands still on Japanese tsunami missing lists
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One year on: Thousands still on Japanese tsunami missing lists

Mar 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 1,890 Views 1 Comment

Thousands of people remain missing following the Japanese tsunami and earthquake in March 2011. A look at the missing lists gives a glimpse into the lives the catastrophic event affected.

A year on, €5bn donated but lack of 'master plan' to rebuild Japan criticised
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A year on, €5bn donated but lack of 'master plan' to rebuild Japan criticised

Mar 11th 2012, 8:45 AM 1,706 Views 0 Comments

Of that donation, €1 million has come from Ireland, we’ve been looking at the aid situation in the earthquake and tsunami hit east coast one year on and how the money has been spent.

Silence and prayers mark anniversary of Japanese tsunami
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Silence and prayers mark anniversary of Japanese tsunami

Mar 11th 2012, 7:43 AM 922 Views 5 Comments

The earthquake killed more than 19,000 people, and 300,000 are still in temporary housing.

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami
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In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami

Mar 10th 2012, 8:30 PM 8,677 Views 9 Comments

On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese coast sparked a devastating tsunami that left 22,000 dead or missing.

One year later: the cost of Japan's tsunami
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One year later: the cost of Japan's tsunami

Mar 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,751 Views 2 Comments

The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan a year ago, destroyed homes, infrastructure and industry – throwing Japan’s economy into crisis.

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
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Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis

Feb 17th 2012, 1:03 PM 1,375 Views 4 Comments

The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.

An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts
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An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts

Jan 29th 2012, 8:45 AM 29,587 Views 51 Comments

This week’s earthquake in Donegal had us wondering whether Ireland needs to worry about more of the same occurring – and the answer is a resounding yes.

Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake
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Indonesia on brief tsunami alert after 7.3-mag offshore earthquake

Jan 10th 2012, 9:10 PM 2,959 Views 0 Comments

The quake struck around 220 miles off the coast of Sumatra, the province most devastated by the 2004 tsunami.

Earthquake strikes Japan - no major damage reported
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Earthquake strikes Japan - no major damage reported

Jan 1st 2012, 10:02 AM 2,221 Views 3 Comments

So far there have been no injuries and no major damage reported, although buildings in Tokyo shook from the power of the 7.0 magnitude quake.

In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
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In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011

Dec 28th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,738 Views 6 Comments

Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.

14 game-changing moments of 2011
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14 game-changing moments of 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 6,116 Views 8 Comments

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…