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  • Buddhist monks offer prayers in front of what is left of a disaster control center in an area devastated by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Japan marked the third anniversary on Tuesday of a devastating disasters that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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  • new jersey tsunami
  • Scientists are reviewing tsunami-like waves that were observed along the southern New Jersey coast earlier this month.
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  • Japan marked the second anniversary on Monday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing.
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  • A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands on Wednesday generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes and left several people missing and presumed dead in the South Pacific island chain.
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  • Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Japan
  • A strong earthquake Friday struck the same Japanese coast devastated by last year's massive quake and tsunami, generating small waves but no immediate reports of heavy damage.
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  • Officials in Hawaii canceled a tsunami advisory for the state's coastline early Sunday, paving the way for beaches and harbors to reopen after widespread fears of waves generated from a powerful earthquake off the coast of Canada.
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  • When the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.
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  • A massive earthquake off Indonesia's western coast triggered a tsunami watch for countries across the Indian Ocean.
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  • A moment of silence marked 1 year since Japan quake as many across the nation prayed and held memorials.
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  • People across Japan prayed Sunday to remember the earthquake and tsunami that struck one year ago, killing over 19,000 people.
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  • A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday that she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her alive.
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  • Yoko Ono appears in a still from the 2008 film, The Universe of Keith Haring.
  • Yoko Ono says on a visit to Japan she wants to give her disaster-stricken homeland a big hug.
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  • A magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook a large swath of Alaska's Aleutian Islands on Thursday evening.
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  • Japan sealed off a wide area around a radiation-spewing nuclear power plant on Friday.
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  • Japanese authorities may for the first time strictly enforce their evacuation zone around a crippled nuclear plant.
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  • Photos as the tsunami struck Indonesia in 2004 and its aftermath
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  • The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area Tuesday in a crucial step toward easing the nuclear crisis.
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  • Readings Monday from robots that entered two crippled buildings at Japan's tsunami-flooded nuclear plant for the first time in more than a month revealed a harsh environment still too radioactive for workers to enter.
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  • Man swept out to sea sought a new beginning
  • The body of a man washed out to sea last month when the tsunami from Japan hit the Northern California coast has been found 330 miles north.
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  • Toyota Motor Corp. is telling U.S. dealers that new vehicles could be in short supply this summer because of production slowdowns in Japan and North America.
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  • A strong new earthquake rattled Japan's northeast Monday as the government urged more people living near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant to leave, citing concerns about long-term health risks from radiation.
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  • Nearly a half-million homes suffered blackouts in Japan's northeast Friday after a new earthquake killed three people.
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  • A big aftershock rocked quake-weary Japan late Thursday, rattling nerves as it knocked out power to the northern part of the country and prompted tsunami warnings that were later canceled.
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  • A 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan and triggered a 13-foot tsunami.
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  • Japanese and U.S. military ships and helicopters trolled Japan's tsunami-ravaged coastline looking for bodies Friday, part of an all-out search that could be the last chance to find those swept out to sea nearly three weeks ago.
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  • Two gigantic concrete pumps - described as the largest such equipment in the world - will soon be on their way to join the machinery being used to pour water on damaged reactors in Japan's nuclear crisis, company officials said Thursday.
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  • Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan's troubled atomic plant pose no health risk, as the country's respected emperor consoled evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear emergency zone.
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  • Japan's government vowed Tuesday to overhaul nuclear safety standards once its radiation-leaking reactor complex is under control, admitting that its safeguards were insufficient to protect the plant against the March 11 tsunami.
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  • Workers discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear complex, officials said Monday, as emergency crews struggled to pump out hundreds of tons of contaminated water and bring the plant back under control.
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  • Temple University Japan campus
  • Temple University has again delayed the reopening of its Tokyo institution and invited students there to finish the semester at the main campus in Philadelphia.
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  • Images have emerged of the anonymous band of employees working to cool Japan's overheating nuclear reactors.
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  • Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and inadequate storage tanks for huge amounts of contaminated water, have stymied emergency workers struggling to nudge Japan's stricken nuclear complex back from the edge of disaster.
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  • Japans Self-Defense Forces members and others in protective gear help to transfer workers who stepped into contaminated water on Thursday during their operation at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, at a hospital in Fukushima, northern Japan Friday, March 25, 2011.
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  • Japanese authorities say a moderately strong earthquake has struck the prefecture in northeastern Japan where workers are struggling to bring a leaking nuclear power plant under control, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
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  • In this photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), gray smoke rises from Unit 3 of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Monday, March 21, 2011. Official says the TEPCO temporarily evacuated its workers from the site. At left is Unit 2 and at right is Unit 4.
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  • Officials raced Monday to restore electricity to Japan's leaking nuclear plant.
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  • Shangri-La restaurant
  • A local restaurant is planning a special night to raise money for disaster relief in Japan.
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  • Military fire trucks have been spraying the reactor units at a damaged Japanese nuclear plant for a second day
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  • President Barack Obama
  • Air pollution regulators in Southern California say they have not detected increased levels of radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactors.
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  • The mother of a young woman from Delaware, who was in Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck, says she has confirmed her daughter is alive.
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  • Smoke billowed from a building at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant Friday as emergency crews worked to reconnect electricity to cooling systems on the overheating nuclear fuel at the tsunami-ravaged facility.
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  • President Barack Obama
  • President Barack Obama said Thursday he has asked nuclear regulators to do a comprehensive review of the safety of U.S. plants.
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  • The yen has dropped in value following a pledge by Group of Seven major governments to intervene in markets to support Japan's quake recovery.
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  • The partial meltdown at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 1979 routed more than 180,000 people.
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  • Temple University Japan campus
  • Officials at Temple University in Philadelphia say they are evacuating about 200 American students.
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  • Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday.
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