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Panic-stricken residents flee to high ground

Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles. There were no signs of deadly waves, however, or serious damage, and a watch for much of the Indian Ocean was lifted after a few hours. Women and children were crying in Aceh province, ... Read More »

Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations

Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all civilians within a six-mile radius of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, which is about 150 miles northeast of Tokyo, after its normal backup cooling ... Read More »

More than 45 nations ready to help quake-hit Japan: UN

The United Nations said on Friday that search and rescue teams from more than 45 countries were ready to head to quake and tsunami-hit Japan if the Asian state needed help. “More than 68 teams from more than 45 countries are on standby,” Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told AFP. The ... Read More »

Major Earthquake, Tsunami Hit Japan

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake has struck off Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a four meter tsunami that washed away cars along parts of the coastline. Video from national broadcaster NHK showed dozens of cars, large ferries and some buildings being swept out to sea in the port city of Kamaishi in the province of Iwate. The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued ... Read More »

Massive Solar Wave to Hit Earth Today

Around the world astronomers witnessed a massive solar flare emanating from our Sun August 1st. Now NASA scientists believe the intense flare waves will strike Earth’s atmosphere sometime on Tuesday. The so called “coronal mass ejection” is believed to be part of a much broader solar event which blanketed the Sun’s surface. Read Full Story From Publisher. Read More »