Tag Archives: Natural disasters and extreme weather

Japan tsunami and earthquake – live coverage

• Explosion reported at nuclear plant
• Death toll said to be more than 1,300
• Tsunami engulfs northern port of Sendai and islands
• Around 50,000 rescuers have been deployed

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Fukushima nuclear plant blast puts Japan on high alert

• Warnings of possible meltdown amid radiation leaks
• Tens of thousands evacuated after plant explosion
• Up to 1,300 killed in earthquake and tsunami

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Explosion at Japanese nuclear plant – video

Footage of the blast at the Fukushima Daiichi No 1 nuclear plant in north-east Japan which is under a state of emergency after the earthquake and tsunami

Japan battles to stave off possible nuclear meltdown

Japanese media say officials have detected caesium, one of the elements released when overheating causes core damage, around the reactor at Fukushima No 1 plant in Futuba

Japan tsunami and earthquake – live coverage