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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Near Site Of Deadly 2011 Tsunami, Nuclear Meltdown

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Japan, not far from where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people.

05/12/2015

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

Mega Quake Warning In Rumblings Off Japan’s Coast Alarms Scientists

Scientists say they’ve recorded low frequency shaking on the ocean floor that could be the result of increasing pressure, similar to what was released during the devastating 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

05/12/2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to members of the media after taking a test drive with Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Tesla's headquarters in Palo Alto, California on April 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Rides In Tesla With Elon Musk, Brings Bullet Train Simulator For Jerry Brown To Try

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made stops in San Francisco and Silicon Valley in part of a three day trip to focus on tech ties between his country and Silicon Valley.

04/30/2015

A new Apple Watch on display at the Apple Grand Central Station store on April 24, 2015 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Problems With Taptic Engine Slows Rollout Of Apple Watch

Tests revealed that some taptic engines supplied by AAC Technologies Holdings in China started to break down over time.

04/30/2015

Archival photo of women during World War II. (Dai Sil Kim-Gibson)

Japanese Prime Minister Accused Of Trying To Erase Sex Slave History From U.S. Textbook

Japan’s Prime Minister is stopping short of apologizing for his nation’s role in World War II.

04/30/2015

Inside Fukushima's destroyed reactor (Tokyo Electric Power Photo)

New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal Radiation

The first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.

04/14/2015

Wood discovered along Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, possibly swept away during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. (Karl Bareis)

18-Foot Log Possibly From 2011 Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Washes Up On Santa Cruz Beach

Matt Lovemark was picnicking at Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz when he spotted what at first looked like just another washed up log on the beach.

03/04/2015

Magnitude 6 Earthquake

Magnitude 6 Quake Strikes Off Japan Coast

A moderately strong earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan’s Honshu island on Saturday.

02/21/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Japanese Athlete That Runs On All Fours Visits Bay Area Schools Studying His Speed

A Japanese athlete who runs faster on all fours than most people can sprint upright was analyzed by two East Bay colleges during a visit to the Bay Area.

02/18/2015

Japan Quake Map

Small Tsunamis Recorded After Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Off Japan Coast

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday (Monday afernoon in the U.S.), triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major damage or injuries.

02/16/2015

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