TWO PEOPLE HAVE been confirmed dead following the overnight tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean triggered by the series of earthquakes off the east coast of Japan. One person was killed in Indonesia after they were swept away when the tsunami reached the Papua province, as well as leaving 19 families homeless, while in California a 25-year-old man was killed when he was swept into the ocean while taking photographs of the waves.
# japan-tsunami - Today’s News
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# japan-tsunami - Monday 16 July, 2012
The Japanese earthquake and tsunami was the most viewed news event during the 15-month study.
# japan-tsunami - Tuesday 8 May, 2012
Your essential round-up of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
# japan-tsunami - Friday 6 April, 2012
The US Coast Guard destroyed the ship, which had drifted unmanned all the way across the Pacific.
# japan-tsunami - Monday 26 March, 2012
The fishing vessel has spent the last year drifting all the way across the Pacific with nobody on board.
# japan-tsunami - Sunday 11 March, 2012
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.
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.
Homes, boats, cars, household appliances and other objects were washed into the ocean following the tsunami last year. This animated model shows how it is still moving across the Pacific.
The earthquake killed more than 19,000 people, and 300,000 are still in temporary housing.
# japan-tsunami - Sunday 16 October, 2011
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
# japan-tsunami - Sunday 11 September, 2011
The magnitude-9.0 earthquake produced the sort of devastation Japan hadn’t seen since World War II. The tsunami that followed engulfed the northeast and wiped out entire towns.
# japan-tsunami - Tuesday 2 August, 2011
Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.
# japan-tsunami - Tuesday 12 April, 2011
“I think this is going to be a healing process” – first pitch this morning signals return to normal life, officials hope.
# japan-tsunami - Monday 11 April, 2011
People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.
# japan-tsunami - Saturday 12 March, 2011
# japan-tsunami - Friday 11 March, 2011
A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.
Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.
The department estimates that there are around 2,000 Irish citizens in Japan. Relatives and friends of people in Japan are asked to contact the crisis centre for information.
Nine things you need to know by 9am: A massive tsunami hits Japan in the wake of the 7th largest earthquake ever recorded; the Pacific region is on high alert and the verdict’s in on the iPad2.
BREAKING: A TEN METRE high tsunami has struck the north east of Japan following a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake, sweeping away cars, trees and even buildings.
The tsunami warning has been extended to the entire east coast of Japan, parts of Russia, the Pacific islands.
A nuclear plant in the north of the country has been shut down. More to come.