The 2011 Sendai Earthquake
Emperor Buoys Nation as Meltdown Prevention Continues
March 16, 2011
The people suffering through the aftereffects of the massively damaging Sendai earthquake and tsunami got two lifelines on Thursday, one from the emperor and one from a power company. Both were welcome relief for the millions of people seeking hope where often there is little.
Aid Pouring in from Around the World
March 16, 2011
The devastation wrought by the 9.0-magnitude Sendai Earthquake and resulting tsunami is massive, and the international relief response is huge as well.
Officials Abandon Troubled Nuclear Facility as Aftershock Roils Tokyo
March 15, 2011
The threat of nuclear catastrophe intensified in Japan, after two more explosions at the devastated Fukushimi Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant had government officials imploring people within 18 miles of the facility to remain indoors for fear of being exposed to nuclear radiation. Late in the day, officials abandoned the nuclear facility altogether, deeming it too risky to stay.
Immediate Future Grim for Disaster-weary Japanese
March 14, 2011
Japanese people and their government, not to mention thousands of rescue workers from their own and other countries, continued to try to recover from the devastating 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami that rocked the country a few days ago. The death toll was expected to rise precipitously, as regional officials were reporting in from villages whose entire population was victimized by the massive waves, perhaps fatally so.
Nuclear Situation Critical in Tsunami-Ravaged Japan
March 13, 2011
Japan reported that four nuclear power plants were having problems (two seriously) following last week's 8.9 earthquake and resulting tsunami. Meanwhile, the massive search and rescue effort continued, as the death toll grew and grew.
Explosion at Nuclear Plant Adds to Japan's Tsunami Woes
March 12, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan have created another problem: nuclear instability. The nuclear power plant at Fukushima Dai-ichi, 170 miles northeast of Toyko, has reported an explosion that destroyed the building housing the nuclear reactor.
Massive Quake Devastates Northeastern Japan
March 11, 2011
One of the largest earthquakes in recorded history has hit off the coast of Japan, creating a massive tsunami that descended in the form of 23-foot-tall wave of destruction on the northeastern part of the country, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands more.