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Tsunami Feared From Growing Lava Mass On Volcanic Island Off Japan

An volcanic island that is erupting off the coast of Japan is could trigger a tsunami if part of the newly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, according to an earthquake expert.

08/20/2014

Quake Locator Map

6.6 Magnitude Quake Strikes Pacific Off Coast Of Russia’s Kuril Islands North Of Japan

The United States Geological Survey reports a 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred Sunday morning off the coast of Russia’s Kuril Islands, about 780 miles northeast of Tokyo.

07/20/2014

This USGS earthquake map records an earthquake off of Japan (USGS)

6.5 Earthquake Rocks Japan Coast; Tsunami Advisory Issued

A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan Friday, prompting a tsunami advisory for Japan coastal regions.

07/11/2014

A USGS map records a quake near the Bonin Islands (USGS)

Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Strikes South Of Japan

A sizable earthquake has struck deep in the water south of Japan, near the Bonin Islands.

06/30/2014

George Takei (credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

George Takei Sees Gay Pride Beginning In Japan

Takei hopes his Japanese counterparts will one day join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities…

06/05/2014

Paul McCartney (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney Cancels Japan Tour Due To Virus

Sir Paul McCartney is under strict doctor’s orders to get “complete rest”

05/20/2014

A seismograph at CBS Boston records the Maine earthquake. (CBS)

17 Hurt As Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rattles Tokyo

A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early Monday, rattling windows and nerves though there were no initial reports of major damage. The national broadcaster NHK, citing local authorities, said 17 people were reported injured, some of them from falls as the quake struck.

05/04/2014

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How To Look Like A Local When Dining Abroad

The good folks at The Restaurant Choice cooked up these handsomely designed infographics to get you through your next international dining adventure.

04/18/2014

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)

San Francisco Fukushima Protest Marks Japan Earthquake Anniversary

Bay Area residents were marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident Tuesday with events including a protest outside the Japanese consulate in San Francisco – one of many planned at consulates across the United States.

03/11/2014

A world map shows the earthquakes recorded on March 11, 2014 and days prior. (USGS)

Flurry Of Earthquakes On Anniversary Of 9.0 Kobe Earthquake

A cluster of earthquakes around the world hit just before the third anniversary of the devastating 9.0 Kobe earthquake that set off a tsunami causing widespread destruction and triggering a nuclear meltdown in 2011.

03/11/2014

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