Jan 23, 2015

Three Tepco execs again dodge indictment over meltdown disaster

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office dismissed a case Thursday against three former senior executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. again over their alleged negligence for failing to prevent the March 2011 tsunami-triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The prosecutor’s ...

Scientists make strides in tsunami warning

Jan 3, 2015

Scientists make strides in tsunami warning

by Kerry Sheridan

The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike. A decade ago, scientists did not have a tsunami warning system in place in ...

Prayers as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Dec 26, 2014

Prayers as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Prayers, tears and solemn visits to mass graves marked commemorations Friday across tsunami-hit nations for the nearly 230,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago. On Dec. 26, 2004 a magnitude-9.1 quake off Indonesia’s western ...

Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death

Dec 24, 2014

Miyagi town settles over toddler's tsunami death

The parents of a toddler killed in the 2011 tsunami while in the care of a municipal nursery reached a settlement with authorities on Wednesday in a damages suit heard at the Sendai High Court. Ryo Shibuya, 31, and his wife lost their 2-year-old ...