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The devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan shocked researchers who did not expect that the seismic fault involved could release so much energy. Now the world’s deepest-drilling oceanographic ship has been able to pin down the odd geology that made this disaster so horrific.
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Collecting samples off the coast where the Fukushima nuclear power plant was damaged in a March 2011 earthquake, the WHOI senior scientist measured higher than normal radiation levels long after the original disaster.
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A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster.
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More than two years after an earthquake and tsunami brought disaster to a nuclear plant in eastern Japan, operators TEPCO announced plans to begin the painstaking and dangerous process of removing fuel rods from a crippled reactor at the site. Meanwhile, the site continues to be plagued by leaks of radioactive water flowing into the Pacific Ocean…
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A graphic released by NOAA has sparked fears of a massive, Texas-sized “island” of toxic debris heading toward the US from Japan. In response, NOAA states that the map’s outline does represent a general area of higher concentration of debris, and not a solidified mass. Debris will likely continue arriving on US shores in the same scattered way over the next several years.
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A small tsunami triggered by a quake has hit Japan’s eastern coast – where the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is located.
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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Mexico in the Gulf of California, posing a risk of local tsunamis, US seismologists said.
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Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has a new leak of radioactive water after workers overfilled a storage tank, its operator says. Around 430 litres (100 gallons) of water may have leaked from the tank, and could have flowed into the sea.
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An earthquake in Alaska, if large enough, could spawn a tsunami that could cause at least $10 billion in damage along California’s coastline, scientists say.
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