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#Japan Earthquake

# japan-earthquake - Friday 7 December, 2012

Japan hit by series of earthquakes and 1-metre tsunami

No reports of injuries although the location of quake, off the coast of Sendai and Miyaki prefecture, raised ghost of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

# japan-earthquake - Monday 28 May, 2012

Tuna fish carried radiation from Fukushima to the United States

Scientists say the bluefin tuna absorbed radioactive cesium from swimming in contaminated waters and feeding on contaminated prey such as krill and squid.

# japan-earthquake - Monday 26 March, 2012

'Ghost ship' from Japan tsunami spotted off Canada

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

# japan-earthquake - Sunday 11 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

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

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

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

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

# japan-earthquake - Friday 16 December, 2011

Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable

Experts have noted the plant remains vulnerable to more problems and it will take decades to decommission following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# japan-earthquake - Sunday 16 October, 2011

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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# japan-earthquake - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents

Locals have been told they can return – but radioactive elements have been found in soil up to 80km from the plant.

# japan-earthquake - Sunday 11 September, 2011

As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami

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-earthquake - Friday 9 September, 2011

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on Japan This post contains images

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.

# japan-earthquake - Friday 26 August, 2011

Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns

The decision has been widely expected amid plunging approval ratings following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

# japan-earthquake - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

# japan-earthquake - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Fatal radiation levels at Fukushima now 'off the scale'

Levels of radiation in some areas of the plant are so high they would be lethal within one hour.

# japan-earthquake - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

People with houses within the exclusion zone around Fukushima I have been returning home, against government orders.

# japan-earthquake - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Japanese baseball opens to relief and cheers

“I think this is going to be a healing process” – first pitch this morning signals return to normal life, officials hope.

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

Japan’s nuclear regulator raises its alert warning from level 5 to 7 – putting the Fukushima crisis on a par with Chernobyl.

# japan-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.

# japan-earthquake - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Japan earthquake sends bulls and bears running as stocks plummet

Stocks plummeted on Wall Street today after a 7.1 quake stuck off the northern coast of the country.

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.

# japan-earthquake - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

# japan-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.

# japan-earthquake - Monday 28 March, 2011

Plutonium found in soil outside stricken Fukushima reactor

The presence of the highly radioactive element in the soil confirms damage to reactor number 3, where it was housed.

# japan-earthquake - Sunday 27 March, 2011

Fukushima radiation recordings were ‘an error’, operators say

Recordings that suggested the level of radiation was ‘ten million times’ higher than normal were erroneous, TEPCO says.

# japan-earthquake - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three Fukushima workers hospitalised with skin lesions

Staff working to try and restore power to the Fukushima cooling systems are hospitalised after major radiation exposure.

# japan-earthquake - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Weather will determine if Fukushima radiation reaches Ireland

Ireland’s nuclear watchdog says atmospheric pressure will determine whether trace amounts of radiation will reach our shores.

Tokyo tap water too radioactive for children - reports

Water supplies contain more radioactive iodine than is safe for young children to drink – as black smoke emerges from Fukushima.

# japan-earthquake - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges Japan This post contains videos

Engineers continue Fukushima struggles as more smoke emerges

Steam-like vapours emerge from one reactor, while hazy smoke emerges from another, as workers restore power to the plant.

# japan-earthquake - Friday 18 March, 2011

End in sight for Fukushima fears - as engineers ponder burying stricken plant

Engineers relay new power lines to the stricken nuclear plant – as operators admit they may simply bury it under concrete.

# japan-earthquake - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japan's Emperor: Fukushima nuclear crisis 'causes deep worry'

In a rare TV appearance, Japan’s Emperor Akihito admitted he was “deeply worried” by the crisis facing his country.

Fukushima staff evacuated after major radiation surge

The operators of the troubled Fukushima I power plant pull all staff out of the plant following a spike in radiation levels.

# japan-earthquake - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Pool of spent nuclear rods ‘exposed to open air’ at Fukushima reactor

The fire at reactor 4 was caused by an explosion that tore an 8-square-metre hole in the walls – exposing rods to the outside.

Coolant in fourth Fukushima reactor might be 'boiling away'

Spent fuel is usually kept in a containment pond – but that’s beginning to evaporate away, causing further risks in Japan.

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant Japan This post contains videos

Radioactivity released after third explosion at Fukushima plant

A blast at reactor 2 may have damaged the nuclear core, authorities say, with emissions now strong enough to harm humans.

# japan-earthquake - Monday 14 March, 2011

Nuclear rods melting inside three Fukushima reactors, Japan admits

The nuclear cores at reactors 1, 2 and 3 are all now believed to be melting, after cooling systems at all three failed.

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.

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant Fukushima This post contains videos

Second explosion at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant

Two days after the first explosion, a second hydrogen blast strikes the nuclear plant – as 2,000 bodies are found in Miyagi.

# japan-earthquake - Sunday 13 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

24 more hours pass on Planet Earth – here’s what’s been going on, and some other bits you might have missed.

Japanese authorities declare state of emergency at second nuclear plant

The lowest state of alert has been declared at the Onagawa nuclear plant, while the cooling system fails at another facility.

Japanese PM: Crisis is worst to face Japan since WW2

Naoto Kan says 100,000 troops are being deployed to Japan’s stricken areas, as estimates say damages could reach €29bn.

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