'Tsunami stairs' popping up in coastal districts

May 8, 2015

'Tsunami stairs' popping up in coastal districts

Low-lying coastal districts are increasingly resorting to a new, cheap but effective means for surviving tsunami: stairs. Highway embankments turned out to be effective evacuation sites for many caught up by the tsunami spawned by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. Now ...

May 3, 2015

Minor tsunami hit Izu after magnitude-5.9 quake

Tsunami of up to 50 cm hit the Izu island chain early Sunday after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake, and one isle was hit even before warning could be sent. There have been no reports of damage or injuries from the waves, according to police and ...