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  1. natural disasters
    Eruption of Undersea Volcano Near Tonga Triggers Tsunami Warnings Across PacificThe extent of the damage in the country of Tonga remains unclear. Hawaii and the West Coast experienced effects of the tsunami on Saturday morning.
  2. select all
    New England Gets False-Alarm Tsunami WarningIt’s like Hawaii, except with giant waves instead of missiles.
  3. Earthquake Strikes off Indonesian CoastResidents have been warned to steer clear of the waterfront.
  4. japan
    Japan’s Death Toll Rises to Nearly 14,000Another 14,030 people are still missing.
  5. tsunami
    7.4-Magnitude 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of JapanWorkers were evacuated from the plagued Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
  6. japan
    Japan Shaken by 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake, Small Tsunami Alert Issued [Updated]There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
  7. meltdown
    Radiation in Japanese Seawater SpikesIodine levels are more than 1,250 times higher than normal in water near a melting nuclear plant.
  8. japan
    The Departed: An Exodus of Expats Draws Scorn in JapanIs leaving Japan for safer ground an act of betrayal?
  9. manifest destiny
    Japan Is Pretty Creeped Out That You’re Trying to Adopt Its Orphans AlreadyEspecially when you make special requests.
  10. tsunami
    Good Japanese Quakenameltdown News!An 80-year-old grandmother was saved by rescuers, and yogurt.
  11. tsunami
    Oh, By the Way, an Enormous Tsunami Could Strike New York CityHow it would happen, and what it would look like.
  12. japan
    Radiation Levels Rise, Long-Term Danger Looms After Third Explosion Hits Nuclear Plant in JapanNew worries over spent fuel rods.
  13. japan
    Is Japan Covering Up a Radiation Leak?Signs point to yes.
  14. early and awkward
    Haley Barbour’s Office Tries, Fails to Make Japanese Tsunami FunnyHis press secretary is to blame.
  15. japan
    Melting Fuel Rods in Three Reactors Raise Fear of Nuclear Disaster in JapanCatastrophic problems at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
  16. triple crisis
    Second Explosion Reported at Daiichi Reactor; Emergency Declared at Fourth Nuclear Plant [Updated]Updates on the crises in Japan.
  17. triple crisis
    Japan’s Official Death Toll Rises, a ‘Partial Meltdown’ Occurs [Updated]And the stock market is expected to fall.
  18. triple crisis
    Japanese Nuclear Reactor Flooded With Seawater to Avoid MeltdownMeanwhile, three residents among 90 tested at random showed excess exposure to radiation.
  19. tsunami
    Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 900; 6.4 Magnitude Aftershocks ContinueThe U.S. is sending aircraft and helicopters.
  20. tsunami
    Ohio Is Safe From the Japanese Earthquake, TsunamiIn case you were worried about that.
  21. tsunami
    Explosion at Damaged Japanese Nuclear Power Plant [Updated]Mounting pressure in the nuclear reactor.
  22. tsunami
    Japan Earned Its Tsunami-Preparedness BadgeAnd how!
  23. tsunami
    All the Craziest Tsunami Videos in Just Two MinutesJapanese geologists are calling this “the big one.”
  24. tsunami
    Biggest-Ever Japanese Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warnings Throughout Pacific [Updated]The country that gave us the word ‘tsunami’ gets hit with a big one.