More than 230,000 people died in the disaster.
More than 230,000 people died in the disaster.
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck about 96 miles off the coast of Indonesia Saturday morning, prompting a tsunami alert that was later canceled.
“God has given us a miracle.”
Her hotness will put you in NEMCOMA. The supermodel held a Reddit AMA today.
A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s Pacific coast on April 1, killing six people. Update: A 7.6-magnitude aftershock struck the same area Wednesday night, triggering tsunami warnings.
The new alert comes after 300 tons of dangerous radioactive water leaked out of a storage facility on site. On a scale of 0 to 7, regulators now rate the severity of the incident a 3.
The lakeshore village hasn’t gotten the memo about how it’s spring.
An incredible meteorological phenomenon rolled over Western Australia on Wednesday. (via Perth Weather Live).
Hurricane Sandy is stealing the spotlight. But Mother Nature has been exceptionally volatile this week.
Wow. A typhoon by the name of Sanba has been whipping up gigantic walls of water south of Seoul.
Memories thought lost in last year’s disaster miraculously resurface and are restored by volunteers, bringing untold joy to survivors. Here are images of the heroic effort to save photographs from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami ravaged regions.
Nearly a year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Japan’s nuclear reactors, abandoned dogs and cats still roam the ghost towns within the evacuation zones. Volunteers from the United Kennel Club Of Japan, braving radiation poisoning, are doing their best to try and save these animals.
This is so good. Belzer recently interviewed Gilbert at the New York Friar’s Club, where they discussed the latter’s “too soon” brand of humor — in particular his 9/11 joke at the Hugh Hefner roast (held three weeks after the terrorist attacks) and those despised Japanese tsunami tweets in 2011. Yes, this is worth 19 minutes of your time.
This is the type of story that will warm even the Grinchâ€™s heart. Seven years ago, Wati, a young girl, was swept into the Indian Ocean by the massive tsunami and was assumed dead. Until this week.
A huge section of ice broke off the Antarctic ice shelf after being hit by the the same tsunami that devastated Japan on May 11, 2011. This was the first time scientists have documented the effect of a tsunami on the Antarctic continent. Watch Video ›
The bunny, born without ears, might be evidence of radioactive contamination in Japan. Some fear the mutant bunny is a result of the nuclear disaster following the massive March earthquake and tsunami. Unless, of course, it’s just a random birth defect. Every credible scientist in the world is leaning strongly toward the latter. Watch Video ›
Artists from the Tsunami Project community, joined by illustrators from all around the world decided collect hundreds of professional drawings in order to hold a fundraising auction in paris. More here, and you can learn about the project here View List ›
Another completely surreal video of the tsunami from Japan. Watch Video ›
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The first images of the remaining employees at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, dubbed “The Fukushima 50,” as they expose themselves to dangerous levels of radiation in a desperate attempt to prevent a full nuclear meltdown. These photos were released by Tokyo Electric Power Co., showing the employees as they scramble to return power to the failing nuclear reactors. The whole world is rooting for them. View List ›
From an MIT exhibit called Ground Zero 1945: Pictures By Atomic Bomb Survivors, stunning and tragic pieces of art from those who witnessed the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. These have eerie parallels with some of the scenes of destruction we see in Japan today. WARNING: Many of these portraits are disturbing. View List ›
Before the tsunami destroyed much of coastal Japan, it began offshore as a killer wave. Watch Video ›
Darin Furukawa, a volunteer for the Red Cross in Los Angeles, dressed up as a samurai while gathering donations to aid relief efforts in Japan. Nerdy and noble, all at once. Here are some links where you can also contribute to the cause. View List ›
You stay classy, Metro UK. View Image ›
Unfortunate and eerie parallels.
I have no idea how this person/video survived, but here it is. Watch Video ›
Scary new video of the tsunami hitting the small port town of Miyako City. Watch Video ›
A collection of artwork attempting to raise money for relief efforts in Japan. Despite all of the taco shop brawls and farting Charlie Sheens, sometimes the internet can do good. Links to the individual artist or fundraising page are provided if you feel like chipping in. *This post has been edited to remove a trans slur.* View List ›