Two years after the Tohoku, Japan, earthquake and tsunami comes Tsunami Preparedness Week and a new study.
The global cost of natural disasters has tripled over the past three decades, but global warming is not the main culprit.
A strong earth quake with a magnitude of 6.2 in the Richter scale hit Japanese capital Tokyo, Monday, causing the buildings to sway for more than 30 seconds, national broadcaster NHK reported. The broadcaster said there was no alert issued for tsunami.
Six people were killed as an earthquake triggered a tsunami that sent massive waves crashing into several South Pacific islands.
A tsunami warning has been issued for South Pacific islands after a 8.0 magnitude quake struck off the Solomon Islands.
Tsunami warnings were issued for parts of Alaska and Canada shortly after an earthquake struck early Saturday morning, but they were canceled.
Friday was an earthshaking day around the Pacific Rim, as the U.S. Geological Survey reported 14 earthquakes of at least magnitude 5.0 hit the Asia-Pacific region.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern coast of Japan on Friday.
A one-meter high tsunami hit Ishinomaki city in northeastern Japan Friday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the region.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska near Anchorage Monday evening, but no damage was reported.
Angelina Jolie recently gave an intimate screening for the upcoming tsunami drama "The Impossible" to show her support for Ewan McGregor.
An 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck north Japan on Friday, but has not resulted in a tsunami warning.
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit north Japan on Friday, but has not resulted in a tsunami warning.
A Japanese government audit has found that a portion of the $150 billion fund for reconstruction projects in areas damaged by the devastating 2011 tsunami has been spent on other projects.
The first waves set off by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Canada hit Hawaii before dawn Sunday, but said the highest waves so far are about 5 feet and reported no damage.
Radioactive cesium is likely accumulating in sediment on the seafloor near the site of the Fukushima disaster, one scientist says.