Latest Tsunamis News

Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown

Dec. 1, 2019 8:50 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy and industry ministry proposed a revision Monday to its decades-long road map to clean up the radioactive mess at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was wrecked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Nearly nine years after the accident, the decommissioning...

Pope in Japan voices concern over nuke power, meets victims

Nov. 25, 2019 7:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis voiced concern about nuclear power Monday after meeting with victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster, saying the development of future energy sources must take environmental considerations into account. Francis didn’t explicitly back a ban on nuclear energy during...

Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia; no tsunami warning

Nov. 23, 2019 8:32 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake hit Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region on Saturday, but the epicenter was far from populated areas and there was no risk of a tsunami, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.1 quake struck at a depth of just 10...

7.1 magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesia coast

Nov. 14, 2019 2:02 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the Indonesian coast in the Molucca Sea early Friday, prompting a tsunami warning for nearby areas. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the magnitude 7.1 quake was centered in the sea about 140 kilometers (86 miles) northwest of Ternate in North...

Earthquake shakes Chile's capital, causes buildings to sway

Nov. 4, 2019 5:42 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake caused buildings to sway in Chile's capital on Monday as thousands of people marched in the city's center to demand better social services and less economic inequality. There were no immediate reports of damages from the quake and the navy discounted any threat of...

Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful secession

Oct. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For years, Catalonia's separatist movement painstakingly built an amiable image of its quest to secede from Spain: Smiling parents and grandparents with children in tow marched under the Mediterranean sun, waving the flags of their cause and cheerily chanting "independence!" But...

Japan PM visits storm-hit areas; royal parade may be delayed

Oct. 17, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday visited northern towns devasted by the deadly typhoon and promised residents his government's support for their speedy recovery. Abe told reporters during the visit that he is considering postponing a royal parade scheduled for Tuesday to celebrate...