Latest Tsunamis News

Lava flow from Spanish island volcano likened to a tsunami

Oct. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The second 4.5 magnitude earthquake in two days rattled the Spanish island of La Palma on Friday, officials said, as scientists described a gushing river of molten rock from an erupting volcano as “a true lava tsunami.” The two quakes were the...

Powerful earthquake hits Tokyo area, but officials say no tsunami danger

Oct. 07, 2021 09:58 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Powerful earthquake hits Tokyo area, but officials say no tsunami danger.

Fukushima plant failed to probe cause of faulty filters

Sep. 14, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Officials at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice. Representatives of the...

IAEA: Science key to Fukushima plant water release

Sep. 09, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Objective, science-based monitoring is the key to safely carrying out the planned release of treated but still radioactive water at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency official said Thursday. A three-member IAEA...

UN team: Unclear if Fukushima cleanup can finish by 2051

Aug. 27, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Too little is known about melted fuel inside damaged reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, even a decade after the disaster, to be able to tell if its decommissioning can be finished by 2051 as planned, a U.N. nuclear agency official said Friday. ...

Fukushima nuclear water to be released via undersea tunnel

Aug. 25, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it plans to build an undersea tunnel so that massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water can be released into the ocean about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) away from the plant to avoid interference...

6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska, no tsunami warning issued

Aug. 14, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

PERRYVILLE, Alaska (AP) — A 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It was located at a depth of about 21 miles (33 kilometers). Despite the size of the quake, no tsunami warnings were...

Olympic volunteers strive to share stories of 3/11 disaster

Aug. 02, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

RIFU, Japan (AP) — Atsushi Muramatsu's handmade flyers are the size of a business card, written in several languages. “Welcome to Miyagi Stadium," one reads. "The gymnasium next door was the largest morgue for tsunami victims.” Over a decade after the massive...

Fukushima laments a recovery without Olympic witnesses

Jul. 30, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The bus transporting Olympic officials and media from downtown Fukushima to the suburban Azuma Baseball Stadium features a slickly produced video boasting of the region's recovery from a devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown. ...

Largest US quake in half-century causes Alaska little damage

Jul. 29, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake in the United States in the last half century produced a lot of shaking but spared Alaska any major damage in a sparsely populated region, officials said Thursday. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake was reported about 10:15 p.m....