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Strong earthquake hits east Japan

Strong earthquake hits east Japan

A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of...

No political dispute over Rooppur

Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander A Nikolaev yesterday said all major political parties in Bangladesh have broadly accepted the idea that the energy crisis in the country can greatly be solved through nuclear power generation. In an oblique reference to the BNP, he said a few weeks after the January 5 polls, a prominent standing committee member of a party had conveyed the thought that the party leadership would fulfill all the obligations and agreements which had been concluded between...

Big quake strikes off N California

Big quake strikes off N California

A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said. The temblor struck at 9:18 pm PDT and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed,...

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Transforming shared vulnerabilities

ON December 26, 2004, the world witnessed a devastating natural disaster with an impact that still reverberates nine years later. One of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded struck off the west coast of Aceh, Indonesia, triggering massive tsunami waves that cut a path of destruction across borders. The lack of tsunami warning systems in the region left coastal communities unprepared for the enormity of the devastation as cascading walls of water swallowed up lives and livelihoods.

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