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# earthquake - Friday 20 May, 2011

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses

Work to contain and shut down the Fukushima power plant continues after the crisis caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# earthquake - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

UN nuclear agency to carry out fact-finding mission in Japan

The IAEA is sending a 20-person team of international nuclear experts to Japan to identify if there are any more places that require “exploration or assessment”.

# earthquake - Monday 16 May, 2011

Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls

Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.

Coroner declares nine final victims of Christchurch earthquake dead

DNA testing and other medical methods failed to identify nine of the earthquake’s 181 victims, leading to a special coroner’s inquiry.

# earthquake - Saturday 14 May, 2011

New president takes power in struggling Haiti

The 50-year-old former pop star known as “Sweet Micky” has become the president of Haiti – a challenging career in Western Hemisphere’s poorest country which is still ravaged by the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

# earthquake - Friday 13 May, 2011

Thousands attended a funeral mass for Spanish earthquake victims

A 13-year-old boy and a pregnant woman were among nine killed in the town of Lorca. The Spanish government has pledged financial aid to the rebuilding effort.

# earthquake - Thursday 12 May, 2011

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Spaniards afraid to go home after earthquake kills nine

Officials say the quake caused more damage than would have been expected. Around 30,000 people were displaced from their homes.

# earthquake - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

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Nine killed after twin earthquakes in south-eastern Spain

Two earthquakes strike within two hours in the town of Lorca, killing ten people including a child.

# earthquake - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Italian campaign aims to assuage fears of major earthquake in Rome

City residents have been expressing fears over late seismologist’s ‘prediction’ that a devastating quake will strike Rome on 11 May 2011.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Germany stands tough on bailout negotiations; government to unveil jobs strategy; and campaign aims to calm Romans over fears major quake will strike tomorrow.

# earthquake - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Japanese plant officials defer decision on request to suspend Hamaoka operations

Officials failed to reach a decision on prime minister’s call to halt operations at central Japanese plant.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# earthquake - Friday 6 May, 2011

Japanese power company urged to suspend nuclear reactors

Chubu Electric Power Co has been asked by the Japanese government to suspend three reactors while safety measures are being taken to ensure a second nuclear accident doesn’t occur.

# earthquake - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# earthquake - Monday 2 May, 2011

Japan's parliament passes tsunami recovery budget

The disaster-stricken country has passed a $48 billion tsunami recovery budget – but this will only beginb to cover the cost of repairing the damage.

# earthquake - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Spring break tourists shaken by Mexican quake

Moderate earthquake struck early in the morning about 50kms from popular resort of Acapulco.

# earthquake - Friday 22 April, 2011

Japan's government approves emergency budget as Fukushima evacuation zone widens

Government pledges to create up to 100,000 homes for survivors of earthquake and tsunami but says more people have to leave the area around the Fukushima power plant.

# earthquake - Friday 15 April, 2011

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation

People forced from their homes over radiation leak from nuclear power plant not impressed with initial offers of compensation from plant operators.

# earthquake - Monday 11 April, 2011

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock

Electricity cut to reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant but back-up supply has kicked in.

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Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

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.

# earthquake - Friday 8 April, 2011

Japan aftershock kills two and injures more than 130

A 79-year-old man died of shock and a woman in her 60s was killed when power was cut to her oxygen tank. More than 130 people were injured.

# earthquake - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Earthquake shakes central Mexico, but little damage reported

Tremor sends people fleeing into the streets.

Tsunami alert lifted after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan coast

No major damage or injuries reported so far, while no additional problems are reported at nuclear facilities.

Rising from the rubble: Irish housing project aims to rebuild Haiti from the ruins

Grim reality of clearing Port-au-Prince rubble means risk of uncovering remains of last year’s earthquake victims remains.

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima

As levels of radiation from nuclear plant stabilise, nearly 1,000 searchers begin trawl through 20km exclusion zone.

# earthquake - Monday 4 April, 2011

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.

# earthquake - Sunday 3 April, 2011

Second attempt to plug Fukushima leak not working

Experts have said that it could take several months to bring Japan’s stricken nuclear plant under control.

# earthquake - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Radioactive water leaks from Japanese nuclear plant

Highly radioactive water has seeped into the sea beside Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant – however experts say that the Pacific ocean will dilute the amounts to safe levels.

# earthquake - Friday 1 April, 2011

A 2.3 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE has struck the Blackpool area of England, causing minor damage to a railway bridge, according to the Guardian. Local police said the bridge will be examined by a surveyor today. The British Geological Survey recorded the earthquake – the largest detected in the area since 1970 - just after 2.30am today.

# earthquake - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Radiation contagion fear sees Japan's evacuees turned away

Meanwhile, the IAEA says radiation levels beyond the Fukushima plant evacuation zone are higher than the IAEA’s criteria for evacuation.

# earthquake - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge

Meanwhile, the company confirms that its CEO has been hospitalised with dizziness.

Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors

Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.

# earthquake - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

More aftershocks hit Japan as radiation picked up in Glasgow

Aftershocks have continued to be felt in Japan. The latest measures 6.3 on the Richter Scale.

Japan on "maximum alert" as nuclear and earthquake crises continue

Japanese PM says country facing worst crises in decades as nuclear officials say removing radioactive water from the Fukushima plant is an urgent task.

# earthquake - Sunday 27 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the rising price of managing our banks, saturation coverage of the Moriarty findings, and the reason Dublin’s swans died.

# earthquake - Saturday 26 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

Radiation levels above safety limit recorded in sea by Fukushima plant

Officials working to discover source of radiation leak after concerns emerged earlier over possible breach to core of one of the plant’s six units.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning: ECB preparing emergency funds for Irish banks; radiation leaked into sea near Fukushima; and rebels take key Libyan city.

# earthquake - Friday 25 March, 2011

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Video: Experts fear reactor core breached at Fukushima

Work at plant halted again today as officials try to assess if the third reactor’s core has a crack or hole in it.

More than 65 killed after earthquake strikes Burma

Around 111 people reported to be injured in quake, which caused buildings – including monasteries – to collapse.