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# tsunami - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Department advises against non-essential travel to Bahrain

Irish citizens in Bahrain, or intending to travel there, are asked to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Reports that two people found alive in the rubble today follow yesterday’s discovery of a four-month-old baby in a tsunami-destroyed village.

# tsunami - Monday 14 March, 2011

"There is no food" - patients left without rations in quake-stricken Japanese hospitals

Some hospitals have been left without food, power or running water.

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after Japan This post contains images

Japan's horrific tsunami: before and after

Our gallery of Japan’s coastal cities before and after Friday’s tsunami underlines the true extent of the country’s devastation.

# tsunami - Saturday 12 March, 2011

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.

Authorities warn of further Japanese tsunamis as aftershocks continue

Waves of two to three metres in height are to be expected in the coming hours after significant Pacific aftershocks.

# tsunami - Friday 11 March, 2011

Massive Japanese quake causes day to shorten slightly

The earth’s rotation sped up by over a microsecond because of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

Taoiseach offers condolences and pledges assistance to victims of Japanese earthquake

The minister for trade and development has said that Ireland is standing by to provide assistance.

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: The pictures that paint a thousand words in the Japanese disaster; Gaddafi stays classy; the HSE draws complaints on itself; the bell tolls for… er… tolls; and the mischevious wit of (Not) Cardinal Brady.

Stock and oil prices react to Japan's earthquake and tsunami disasters

Stocks rose but oil prices fell in response to the terrible events in the Pacific.

Japan's north west rocked by magnitude 6.6 earthquake

Japan hit by another quake.

What’s happened in the Pacific? A timeline of the day's terrible events

A timeline of how today’s terrifying events have unfolded, beginning with the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck at 5.46am Irish time.

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Japan latest: Toll stands at 137 but deaths set to exceed 1,000 people

With still many unaccounted for one news agency says the death toll is expected to rise above 1,000 people.

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake Bad Science This post contains images

Astronomers dismiss suggestion that sun and moon caused Japan earthquake

Reports that scientists had established a link between the activities of the sun and moon with the today’s Pacific tsunami have been dismissed by Irish astronomers.

Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami Japan Earthquake This post contains videos

Eyewitness videos record shocking extent of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami

In video: how tourists and the residents of Japan experienced today’s earthquake.

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In pictures: How the disaster in Japan unfolded

Cities, towns and farmland seriously damaged by the 8.9 magnitude quake today, which then triggered tsunami.

UN and countries pledge aid and rescue offers to Japan but no decision from Ireland

Officials at the Department of the Taoiseach and Department of Foreign Affairs have so far made no official comment on the matter.

Tsunami hits Indonesia without causing damage

Indonesia and Guam have both lifted their tsunami warnings, after waves of just 10 centimetres hit the eastern Indonesian coast.

Hawaii tsunami: Slow-moving waves creeping inland on islands

Tsunami warning centre explains that a tsunami is not always just one wall of water but a constantly-encroaching sheet of water that will swamp coastal regions.

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In Pictures: Graphs and charts that show the tsunami's projected path

Weather centres around the Pacific rim show trajectory of deadly wave.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

A volcano has erupted in Indonesia, just hours after an earthquake in Japan created a Pacific-wide tsunami.

POLICE IN MIYAGI, Japan, have discovered 200-300 bodies in a coastal area at the stricken Sendai city, the Kyodo News Agency is reporting. More to come.

Department of Foreign Affairs sets up crisis centre for Japan tsunami

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.

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Pacific tsunami: Eyewitnesses upload photographs

People in the areas affected by the Pacific tsunami have uploaded photographs on social networking sites.

Tsunami passes over Taiwan, Indonesia braces for impact

The Pacific tsunami has hit Taiwan causing minimal damage – it is due to hit the vulnerable Indonesia islandssoon.

Japan tremors incredibly close to the surface

Map shows how shallow the focus of earthquake is – red and orange spots denote shocks less than 25km from the surface.

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross Pacific Tsunami This post contains images

Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross

The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.

Indonesia braced for tsunami to hit at 6pm local time

Indonesia is in a state of high alert, as the tsunami makes its way towards the shore. It’s expected to hit at 11am Irish time.

AT LEAST 26 people have now been reported dead in today’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which struck off the northeast coast, sparking a massive tsunami, according to Japan’s meterological agency. Three of the dead were crushed to death when their houses collapsed in Ibaraki prefecture, Al Jazeera reports.

Emergency services are fighting at least 44 fires across the country.

Meanwhile, a small tsunami is expected to hit Indonesia in the next hour. More to come.

CCTV footage of Sendai airport being swamped by the tsunami (Video)

CCTV footage records Sendai airport being submerged by the tsunami.

Thousands evacuated from Russian coastline after tsunami warning

Some 11,000 people have been evacuated from the Pacific islands by the Russian authorities in anticipation of a tsunami.

Earthquake map shows extent of activity in Pacific Rim today

Map shows the extent of earthquake activity – the bigger the square, the bigger the quake.

Tsunami centre widens warning to western US coast

Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Central and South America and the rest of the Pacific Ocean have been issued with tsunami alerts.

"It felt like a jet had come too close to the window": Eyewitnesses tell of Japan earthquake

The major earthquake has violently shaken the whole of north Japan, with one person confirmed dead already.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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.

Tsunami alerts issued for multiple counties in Pacific Rim

Tsunami warnings have been issued for multiple countries in the Pacific Rim. The Japanse Prime Minister confirmed that a nuclear power plant in the north has been closed down but declared the situation safe so far.

Major tsunami damage in North Japan after 8.9 quake (video)

A 10 metre high tsunami has struck north-eastern Japan after a massive earthquake.

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.

# tsunami - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Indonesia's tsunami warning system was vandalised Indonesia This post contains videos

Indonesia's tsunami warning system was vandalised

Coastal communities in danger from the giant waves did not receive the official warning before disaster struck on Monday.