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Tsunami warning as powerful quake hits southwest Indonesia

Tsunami warning as powerful quake hits southwest Indonesia

A powerful earthquake struck off the southern coast of Indonesia's heavily populated Java island Friday

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake

A strong, magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes.

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, triggering warnings of hazardous tsunami waves.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing. P

5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Thursday but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said.

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400.

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Desperately-needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies ...

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers raced to find survivors Monday after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more deadly waves.

Lack of early warning system made Indonesian tragedy worse

Lack of early warning system made Indonesian tragedy worse

The Indonesian government said it has no early warning system for a non-earthquake tsunami after parts of the country were exposed to the destructive ocean waves caused by the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatao volcano in the Sunda Strait.

222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further.