Posts Tagged ‘Tsunami’

First potential nuclear waste discovered at Fukushima plant

A remotely-controlled underwater robot investigating has captured what appears to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel debris inside a reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan – a discovery that some are hailing as “a potential milestone” in the clean-up efforts there. The plant was severely damaged by a tsunami in 2011 […]

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A tsunami near Fukushima rattled Japan, but damage is minimal

Japan was rattled yesterday by a large earthquake off the Pacific coast. It shook the nation and triggered a tsunami warning that sent people hurrying towards higher ground, waiting anxiously for the all-clear. The earthquake was large, but not monstro…

Japan’s latest tsunami reaction shows lessons learned from previous disasters

By James Goff, UNSW Australia Parts of Japan were on tsunami alert yesterday following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the east coast of the country. This was the first real test for Japan since the 2011 earthquake which led to a deadly tsunami. The des…

Tsunami from quake a ‘surprise’

The tsunami generated by last week’s 7.8 earthquake was not expected as the quake was initially centered on land, not offfshore. In the week since the quake there has been a lot of public debate over the efficacy of New Zealand’s national and loc…

Be prepared, always: the tsunami message from New Zealand’s latest earthquake

By Jane Cunneen, Curtin University The tsunami warnings from the latest New Zealand earthquake show how important it is for people to be prepared for such an event. The early messages from New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Manage…

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