Four missing in tsunami-hit Greenland village after M4 temblor

Jun 19, 2017

Four missing in tsunami-hit Greenland village after M4 temblor

Authorities say four people have been reported missing in Greenland after an earthquake off the Arctic island’s west coast triggered tsunami that flooded a village. The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland said Sunday that an earthquake late Saturday with a magnitude of around ...

May 25, 2017

Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries, U.N. says

Governments of 100 countries still lacking disaster early warning systems have a duty to invest in the projects, which could save lives and property, and reap longer-term economic benefits, the U.N.’s meteorological agency said. With vulnerable countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific ...

Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Mar 11, 2017

Just 22% of new seawalls are finished in areas hit by 2011 tsunami

Only a fifth of the planned seawalls have been constructed in northeastern areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a Kyodo News survey has found. The survey, conducted in January and February, asked prefectural, municipal and central governments about the status of ...