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History of Earthquakes in Japan

Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquakes and tsunamis are woven into the psyche of Japan. Kerry Smith, professor of history at Brown and author of "A Time of Crisis: Japan, the Great Depression, and Rural Revitalization," talks about the immediacy of watching disaster unfold and the effect that may have on contemporary Japanese society. He also remembers how the natural history of the country has become embedded in the social and political history of the country.

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Tsunami Warning Issued Across Pacific

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bill Dorman, news director at Hawaii Public Radio has the latest on precautions being taken at Pearl Harbor. Arthur Lerner-Lam discusses the geological makeup of the ring of fire. He explains how data gathering has greatly improved since the 2004 tsunami.

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Hawaii Braces for Tsunami

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bill Dorman, News Director at Hawaii Public Radio discusses the evacuation efforts taking place in Honolulu, HI. Arthur Lerner-Lam, seismologist and interim director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory talks about the earthquake on the sea floor.

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Japan Earthquake: Live Updates

Friday, March 11, 2011

Check out The New York Times Lede blog for live updates and the latest video.

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Indonesia Reacts to Tsunami Warning

Friday, March 11, 2011

A tsunami is expected to hit the eastern part of Indonesia later today, but waves are expected to be much smaller than those which rushed across northern Japan. Indonesia conducts tsunami drills yearly, but residents are still panicking having heard the news. And the panic may cause more damage than the wave itself. The head of BBC's Indonesian service, Tomi Sucipto has the latest.

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Tsunami Devastates Japan

Friday, March 11, 2011

An 8.8 magnitude struck 80 miles off of Japan's coast early this morning. It triggered a massive tsunami that devastated the northern coast soon after, giving little time for warning or evacuation. Disaster officials say that at least 32 people have been killed. A tsunami warning has been issued across the Pacific Ocean. The New York Times' Kevin Drew reports on the event from Hong Kong.

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