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# Tsunami

Last year
# Quake
Tsunami alert lifted after powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Japan
The quake was centred off the coast of the Fukushima region at a depth of 60 kilometres.
# Volcano
Tonga’s internet finally restored five weeks after volcanic eruption and tsunami
Around 90km of cable had to be replaced after it was damaged.
# Volcano
First death confirmed in Tonga volcano blast as nation remains cut off
It is two days since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano exploded, cloaking Tonga in a film of ash.
# Tonga
Tsunami threat recedes from huge Pacific volcanic eruption
It sent tsunami waves crashing across the shore in Tonga and people rushing to higher ground.
# Tonga
Tongans flee tsunami following powerful volcanic eruption
There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of the damage.
All time
# Memorial
Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster
A minute’s silence was observed across the country at 2.46 pm local time, the precise moment a 9.0 magnitude quake hit.
# South Pacific
Tsunami warnings lifted across South Pacific as threat from monster quakes subsides
Quakes of 7.3, 7.4 and 8.1 magnitude struck near New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands.
# warning
Tsunami warning lifted after 6.8 magnitude earthquake in eastern Indonesia
Residents in the Morowali district earlier fled their homes.
# Anak Krakatoa
Flights redirected as Indonesia hikes alert level for volcano that sparked tsunami
A spokesperson for the national disaster agency said there is a danger of more eruptions.
# Tsunami
Torrential rain hampers efforts of Indonesian rescuers to reach isolated communities
The latest death toll stands at 429, with 1,485 people injured and another 154 still missing.
# Humanitarian Crisis
Death toll now over 400 after Indonesian tsunami as clean water and medicine supplies dwindle
The latest death toll stood at 429, with 1,485 people injured.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
A tsunami in Indonesia, the Blanchardstown shooting and an anti-eviction protest in Roscommon…
# Indonesia
5,000 still feared missing as Indonesian earthquake death toll rises
Indonesia’s disaster agency says they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far.
# rescue operations
Indonesia clamps down on looting as earthquake and tsunami death toll tops 1,200
Almost 200,000 people are in need of urgent help.
# Disaster
Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise
The death toll is expected to worsen considerably as so many regions have yet to be heard from in the aftermath of the quake.
# Sulawesi
Almost 400 killed in Indonesian earthquake as hospitals struggle to cope
The main airport in Palu is expected to stay closed for at least 24 hours, complicating disaster relief efforts.
# Tsunami
Tsunami hits Indonesia after powerful earthquake
The 1.5 metre tsunami slammed into Sulawesi island.
# Indonesia
At least 37 dead after major earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok island near Bali
The latest quake had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10km underground.
# feel the power
Storm waves in the west moved boulders onto the top of this cliff
Previously it was assumed that only a tsunami could be that powerful.
# warning
Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska
The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.
# Earthquake
New Zealand on tsunami alert after massive earthquake
The earthquake struck this morning.
# Sumatra
At least 97 dead and hundreds injured in Indonesian earthquake
The province was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
# Japan
'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan
The powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 disaster.
# Quake
Evacuations but no major damage as New Zealand hit by earthquake
A swarm of aftershocks rocked the region.
# Fukushima
PICTURES: The ghosts of Japan's disaster still haunt 5 years later
Eye-witnesses to the events of Japans “triple disaster” recount their memories.
# massive quake
Five dead and more than 1 million evacuated from homes in Chile earthquake
Buildings were reported to have swayed as far away as Buenos Aires.
# Earthquake
Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea
The quake occurred 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island.
# 2004
10 years on: Women fight for rights and equality after devastating tsunami
The natural disaster – one of the worst in history – claimed the lives of 230,000 people.
Column: Women, the elderly, and the disabled are disproportionately hit by natural disasters
Surely powerful natural events like cyclones and tsunamis should be indiscriminate in their destruction? The figures tell a different story.
# brainwave
Forget bomb shelters, 'tsunami survival capsules' could be the new thing in Japan
The spherical capsules are designed to deflect debris strikes.
# take cover
These are the ten cities most at risk of being hit by natural disasters
Spoiler: Ireland is grand.
# Back Together
14-year-old girl reunited with her family after being swept away by tsunami 10 years ago
Her mother said, ‘My heart beat so fast when I saw her. I hugged her and she hugged me back.’
# nuclear site
Tsunami warning issued after earthquake hits off Fukushima coast
The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima.
# Tsunami
Offshore 7.6 earthquake hits Chile, sparking tsunami warning
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was one of those forced to evacuate.
# Tribute
Japanese team's goal celebration remembers tsunami anniversary
Players of J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima spelt out the date of the tragedy during an Asian Champions League game today.
# aftermath
Almost 10 years on from the Asian tsunami: what's happening to coastal fishing villages?
Shoreline communities in countries like India were the hardest hit in 2004′s devastating tsunami. But thanks to Irish assistance, almost 40,000 people in desperate need were helped.
# Japan
Small tsunami hits Japan after quake
People were warned to stay away from the coast as the tsunami approached.
# Fukushima
New radioactive water leak at Fukushima
More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.
# Japan
Frustrations over slow recovery as Japan marks anniversary of tsunami
Hundreds of people displaced in the Fukushima emergency have today filed a lawsuit seeking official compensation.