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After the wave: a decade of grieving for a daughter lost to the Japanese tsunami

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Mai was 12 when she died in one of the most harrowing stories to emerge from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunamiTen years after a tsunami killed more than 18,000 people on the north-east coast of Japan, Noriyuki Suz...

Second chance: clock stopped after Japan tsunami starts ticking a decade later

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For almost 10 years, the clock hanging in Bunshun Sakano’s temple was a reminder of the day nature’s force came close to destroying his community. The clock, which is thought to be about 100 years old, stopped ticking...

Pacific tsunami threat recedes as volcano ash cloud covers Tonga

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The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption has begun to recede, but the massive ash cloud covering the tiny island nation of Tonga prevented surveillance flights assessing the extent ...

Body found in search for British woman missing after Tonga tsunami

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A body has been found after a British woman went missing following a tsunami in Tonga, according to her family. Angela Glover, 50, from Brighton, died after an undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation on Satur...

New photos show Tonga tsunami devastation as some phone lines restored

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Fresh pictures of the devastation in Tonga have emerged as some phone services are reestablished five days after an enormous volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami cut off contact with the outside world. A series of ...

Tongans in Australia fear the worst amid a void in communications after tsunami – video

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Members of the Tongan diaspora feared never seeing their loved ones on the Pacific island again when communications were cut off following the volcanic eruption on Saturday. 'I'm aware that other islanders, other Paci...

New Zealand tsunami warning: evacuations follow swarm of earthquakes – live

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Residents of large parts of the coastal North Island have been told to ‘move immediately’ after a series of strong earthquakes

Major earthquake triggers tsunami warning and evacuations in New Zealand – video

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Thousands of people have been evacuated  in coastal areas of New Zealand’s North Island after a powerful 8.1-magnitude earthquake off the coast prompting a tsunami warning. The quake was one of three to strike New Zea...

Australia news live update: Novak Djokovic arrives back in Serbia, Tonga suffers ‘significant damage’ after tsunami

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World tennis No 1 lands in Belgrade after being deported from Australia as French Open introduces a vaccine rule which could block him from playing. Follow all the day’s news

Tsunami review – a shamefully sensationalised look at horror

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The colossal scale of the Boxing Day tsunami – a 9.1 magnitude earthquake under the Indian Ocean displacing 30tn litres of seawater that hit the coasts of mainland Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India in waves tha...

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake, sparking tsunami warning

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A powerful earthquake has shaken buildings in Mexico City and placed the coastal area near Acapulco on alert for a tsunami. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 11 miles (18km) north-east ...

Japan’s 2011 tsunami, then and now – in pictures

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Tonga underwater volcanic eruption creates tsunami waves – video

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Tsunami waves caused by an underwater volcano have hit Tonga’s capital and the capital of American Samoa. The eruption at 0410 GMT on Friday of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, located about 65km (40 ...

Tsunami warnings in South Pacific, Australia and US west coast after Tonga eruption

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Tsunami warnings were issued for several South Pacific countries, the east coast of Australia, western Alaska and along the California-Mexico border, after the eruption of an underwater volcano on Saturday. Waves were...

Tsunami alert in Japan as earthquake strikes off coast of Fukushima

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A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan, triggering a tsunami advisory. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck 60km (36 miles) below the sea. The quak...

Ancient tsunami could have wiped out Scottish cities today, study finds

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Towns and cities across Scotland would be devastated if the country’s coastline was hit by a tsunami of the kind that happened 8,200 years ago, according to an academics’ study. While about 370 miles of Scotland’s nor...

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