RedskyNews Category: Asia

Japan Earthquake Upgraded To 9.0

US experts have upgraded the strength of the earthquake that rocked Japan last week from a magnitude of 8.9 to 9.0, making it the fourth largest in the world since 1900. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Japanese seismologists have

Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Crisis

A number of nuclear power plants have been affected along Japan’s north-east coast following a 10 metre tsunami triggered by a massive seabed earthquake. Japan is working to prevent fuel rods in two quake-damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant

Japan On Nuclear Meltdown Alert

Japan has officially asked the UN atomic watchdog to send a team of experts to help stave off a nuclear emergency following Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami. Two explosions have already rocked the Fukushima plant and now fuel rods at

Tsunami To Cost California $40M

A boat tipped over by a tsunami surge is pulled out of the harbor in Santa Cruz, Calif., Monday, March 14, 2011.  Engineers are using sonar to scour the bottom of Santa Cruz Harbor for missing vessels sunk by the tsunami triggered by last week's massive offshore earthquake near Japan. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A California official estimates that statewide damage from last week’s tsunami exceeds $40 million. Mike Dayton, acting secretary of the Emergency Management Agency, gave the estimate Monday after touring Santa Cruz Harbor, where 18 vessels sank,

New Japan Earthquake Footage

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Incredible Japan Tsunami Animation

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Second Nuclear Reactor Explodes

SENDAI, Japan (AFP) – An explosion rocked an earthquake-hit nuclear plant Monday, as Japan struggled to avert a catastrophic reactor meltdown caused by a quake and tsunami feared to have killed more than 10,000. A new tsunami scare triggered evacuations

180,000 Flee Nuclear Reactors

KORIYAMA, Japan – Japanese officials warned of a possible second explosion Sunday at a nuclear plant crippled by the earthquake and tsunami as they raced to stave off multiple reactor meltdowns, but they provided few details about whether they were

Japan Tsunami: 2,000 Bodies Found

Some 2,000 bodies have been found on two shores in Miyagi Prefecture following Friday’s devastating earthquake and massive tsunami, as Japan struggles to grasp the whole picture of the disaster. Today’s findings will significantly increase the death toll from the

Japan Radiation Won’t Nuke U.S.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Radiation from nuclear plants damaged in Japan’s earthquake is unlikely to reach US territory in harmful amounts, US nuclear officials said Sunday. “Given the thousands of miles between the two countries, Hawaii, Alaska, the US Territories and