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The term tsunami is coined from Japanese "kanji" meaning "harbor" and "nami" meaning "wave".

The term tsunami is coined from Japanese "kanji" meaning "harbor" and "nami" meaning "wave".

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Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other disturbances triggers a series of water waves that are called Tsunami. They can last from minutes to hours. Water waves are caused by displacement of a large volume of water.

Other underwater explosions, landslides, glacier calving, meteorite impacts and other disturbances have the potential to trigger a tsunami.

Tsunami mostly arrives in a "wave train", where one after another come and go causing more destruction. Just before the waves of Tsunami, a "drawback" (where waves fall back exposing a lot of submerged area) occurs.

In 2004 a tsunami in Indian Ocean took life of nearly 2,30,000 people killed in 14 countries. It was considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

Japan has the longest recorded history of tsunamis because it is earthquake prone area.

Tsunamis have small wave height offshore, and very long wavelength. They grow in height when they reach shallower water. A tsunami can occur in any tidal state and even a low tide can submerge coastal areas.

Another Earth Quake of 6.8 rocked Nepal again

April 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Another Earth quake occurred today of 6.8 magnitude around 12.39 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 65 Km east of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and Longitude are 27.71 N and 85.91 E respectively.

Tsunami did kill Persian invaders of Greece

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

London, April 22 (ANI): A tsunami recorded by the ancient historian Herodotus did indeed protect a Greek village from Persian invaders, say German geologists.

Tsunami fears stress need for greater ties with ASEAN: India

April 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A day after a massive earthquake close to Indonesia triggered fears of another tsunami, India Thursday called for greater cooperation with nations of the Southeast Asian region to meet growing non-traditional security threats such as natural calamities, epidemic, piracy and transnational crimes.

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Pooja Bhatt in tsunami scare

April 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt and the crew members of "Jism 2" found themselves caught in the tsunami scare Wednesday while they were scouting locations for the movie in Phuket, Thailand.

Tsunami scare: Tourists ordered off Goa beaches

April 11, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Fearing a tsunami, the Goa government ordered tourists off the beaches here after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia.

Tsunami less likely, says expert

April 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM

London, April 11 (IANS) The nature of the massive earthquake that struck off Indonesia Wednesday makes it "less likely to produce a destructive tsunami", an expert said.

Indonesia quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive 8.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Indonesia triggering fears of a "devastating" tsunami.

Tsunami alert issued after massive Quake in Indonesia

April 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The recent Earthquake, which hits Indonesia and many countries including India, has once again raised the memoirs of Tsunami.

Earthquake hits Indonesia, tremors also felt in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive earthquake has hit the West Coast of Sumatra, at a magnitude of 8.7 on the Richter scale.

Major quake rattles Sumatra, tsunami alert in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A tsunami warning has been issued in India and 27 other countries

Earthquake of 8.9 magnitude hits Indonesia

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

An earthquake of 8.9 magnitudes has hit Indonesia. After which Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning. Besides Indonesia, tremors were also felt in 28 countries.

Major earthquake rocks Sumatra, tsunami alert in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.

Seafloor can impact height of Tsunami waves

March 14, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): The height of a tsunami wave when it approaches a coastline is influenced greatly by the topography of the seafloor near the coast, a new study has revealed.

Seafloor can impact height of Tsunami waves

March 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): The height of a tsunami wave when it approaches a coastline is influenced greatly by the topography of the seafloor near the coast, a new study has revealed.

India acquiring weather re-connaissance aircraft for better cyclone forecasting: NDMA

February 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Vice Chairman Shashidhar Reddy on Tuesday informed that India is acquiring weather re-connaissance aircraft to ensure better cyclone forecasting.

Terrorism continues to remain grave concern to world peace, stability: Antony

February 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Asserting that terrorism continues to remain a grave concern to world peace and stability, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said the various nations must draw up collective and innovative measures to counter and defeat such asymmetric threats.

Pakistan- The drama begins to unfold (Amended)

January 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

New Delhi, Jan.12 (ANI): Until the last weekend there was surreal theatre in Pakistan with shadows boxing each other. The main players in the developing political confrontation were Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan with Pervez Musharraf an incongruous joker in the pack as they all expected to be sworn in as Prime Minister. Imran used the bad metaphor of Tsunami and as it now turns out there is indeed a tsunami sweeping the body politic of Pakistan.

Indo-Japan ties a splendid example, says Krishna

December 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said the India-Japan bilateral relationship is a splendid example of a successful and effective foreign policy working for the benefit of the people of the two countries.

Memogate who is next to go and what is at stake? (Article)

December 27, 2011 at 5:17 PM

London, Dec 27 (ANI): When memo scandal was named as a 'memogate', it was clear that it was not an ordinary scandal. This scandal was called 'memogate' because of Watergate scandal in America which led to down fall of the then President of America, Richard Nixon.

Indonesian Tsunami victim finds way home after missing for 7 years

December 23, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Jakarta, Dec 23 (ANI): An Indonesian girl who was considered lost in the tsunami that engulfed Aceh in December 2004 has found her way back to her home in Lr Sangkis, West Aceh.

Need to build on all existing measures to combat piracy: Krishna

November 15, 2011 at 12:27 PM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Describing piracy as a priority challenge, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said: "We need to build upon existing national, regional and multilateral measures to enhance coordination to combat piracy."

Imran Khan- Just landed or has he just arrived

November 3, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Gurgaon, Nov.3 (ANI): The speech (at least on YouTube) lasted about 50 minutes, the mood euphoric, the crowd was raucous at times and the slogans were the usual eulogies 'Pakistan Zindabad and Imran Khan Zindabad' almost in the same breath.

'Hot spots' with higher radiation levels detected in Tokyo

October 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Tokyo, Oct 13 (ANI): Japanese researchers have found high levels of radioactive material in concentrated areas in Tokyo and Yokohama, more than 150 miles away from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that was crippled by the March 11 earthquake and Tsunami.

Tsunami mock drill conducted in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

October 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Chennai, Oct 13(ANI): A tsunami mock drill, codenamed Exercise IOWAVE 11, was conducted along the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry by UNESCO's Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission on Wednesday.

Tsunami warning lifted after Japan quake

August 19, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Tokyo, Aug.19 (ANI): A tsunami advisory that was issued after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off Japan's northeast coast this afternoon has been lifted.

Tohoku Tsunami cracked icebergs hemisphere away in Antarctica

August 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): For the first time scientists have been able to observe the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away.

Revised animal husbandry assistance package for Andaman-Nicobar islands approved

July 28, 2011 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved further modification of the 'Revised Relief Package of Assistance for the Animal Husbandry Sector for Tsunami affected areas' of Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Tsunami's upper atmosphere airglow could serve as early warning system

July 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Washington, July 15 (ANI): An airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami has been recorded for the first time ever by University of Illinois scientists using a camera system based in Maui, Hawaii.

Tsunamis buried original Olympic Games site in Greece

July 12, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Mainz (Germany), July 12 (ANI): Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, and not by earthquake and river floods as has been assumed to date.

Powerful tsunami will 'inevitably' hit eastern Oz coast, claims expert

July 4, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Canberra, July 4 (ANI): A powerful tsunami, much bigger than the ones seen in the recent centuries, would 'inevitably' hit eastern Australia, the Australian Tsunami Research Centre has claimed.

Manmohan Singh reviews nuclear disaster preparedness

June 1, 2011 at 3:19 PM

New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today reviewed issues related to preparedness for nuclear disasters, earthquake, Tsunami in the special meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here today.

Manmohan Singh to preside over NDMA meeting

June 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM

New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will preside over special meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here today.

Moily calls financial crisis a 'Credit Tsunami'

May 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Calling a financial crisis a 'Credit Tsunami', Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has emphasised the need for a comprehensive legal mechanism to avoid a repeat of global financial crisis.

Rahul Tsunami grips UP village Bhatta Parsaul

May 12, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Bhatta Parsaul (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (ANI): The late night arrest and subsequent release of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at the epicenter of the farmers' unrest here, has transformed him into a new avtar --- a farmer leader.

Stradivarius violin to be sold for Japan tsunami victims' relief

May 3, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Tokyo, May 3 (ANI): A well-preserved Stradivarius violin, the Lady Blunt, which had fetched ten million dollars at its last sale in 2008, would reportedly be auctioned to raise money to help Japan's earthquake-cum-tsunami victims.

Islamist groups are elated by Arab revolts: Awlaki

March 31, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Yemeni-American cleric Anwar-al-Awlaki, who is a top propagandist for Al-Qaeda, broke his silence on the uprisings in Middle East and claimed that Islamist groups are elated by these revolts.

NDRF team to leave for quake-hit Japan

March 25, 2011 at 7:34 PM

New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): A 46-member team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel will leave for Tokyo tonight by an Air India flight.

Gwen Stefani donates $1m to relief effort in Japan

March 25, 2011 at 2:17 PM

New York, March 25 (ANI): Singer Gwen Stefani has donated 1 million dollars to the relief effort in Japan.

Sarah Palin branded a 'dumb twat'

March 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Bill Maher reportedly insulted Sarah Palin during his HBO show last week by using a vulgar term.

China freezes new nuke plant projects in response to Japan tragedy

March 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Beijing, Mar.17 (ANI): China has suspended approval for nuclear power stations so as to revise safety standards in the wake of recent explosions at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.

Tsunami will cost Japan in excess of 100 billion pounds

March 15, 2011 at 6:06 PM

London, Mar. 15 (ANI): The tsunami that hit northeast Japan last Friday is expected to be the world's most expensive natural disaster, with predictions that the repair bill will top 100 billion pounds.

Tsunami crisis: Troops rescue 60-year-old Japanese man

March 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Minamisoma (Japan), Mar. 14 (ANI): Japanese troops have rescued a 60-year-old man who floated 15 kilometers out to sea on the roof of his home after a tsunami engulfed the country's northeastern coast on Friday.

Celebrities tweet their prayers to Japan's quake, Tsunami victims

March 12, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Celebrities took to their Twitter pages to tweet their heartfelt condolences to the earthquake and Tsunami hit victims of Japan.

Malaysia unlikely to experience tsunami chain effect

March 12, 2011 at 4:55 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Mar.12 (ANI): The head of Malaysia's meteorological department has said the country is unlikely to experience severe chain effects from the tsunami.

New Zealand cancels Tsunami warning

March 12, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Wellington, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand's tsunami warning prompted by the Japanese quake-generated tsunami has been cancelled.

Stewart, Lautner evacuated from Twilight set amid Tsunami fears

March 12, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): Actors Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner along with the rest of the cast of 'Breaking Dawn' had to be evacuated from Vancouver Island due to Tsunami fears.

Massive tsunami claims over 100 lives in Japan

March 11, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Tokyo, Mar 11 (ANI): The devastating tsunami following an 8.9 earthquake magnitude off the northeastern coast in Japan has reportedly killed over hundreds of people and injured many others.

No immediate danger to India because of tsunami: Ashwani Kumar

March 11, 2011 at 9:03 PM

New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Minister of State for Earth Sciences and Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar today assured the people not to panic on account of tsunami in Japan.

Massive tsunami kills 23 in Japan

March 11, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Tokyo, Mar 11 (ANI): The devastating tsunami following a 8.9 earthquake magnitude off the northeastern coast in Japan has reportedly killed 23 people and injuring many others.

Disaster management operations on: Japan PM

March 11, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Tokyo, Mar 11 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday said that the country's disaster management operations have been activated to counter the after effects of earthquake-cum-tsunami measuring 8.9 in the Richter Scale.

Tsunami damages northern Japan, 10 nations on alert

March 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Tokyo, Mar. 11 (ANI): North east Japan was hit by a massive earthquake on Friday, which rocked buildings in Tokyo and triggered a tsunami that dashed ships onto Japan's northeast coast and sweeping cars through the streets of coastal towns.

Now, a system that can warn about tsunamis within minutes

March 5, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Soon, people would be able to get warning about an impending tsunami within minutes of an earthquake.

Now, a system that can warn about tsunamis within minutes

March 5, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Soon, people would be able to get warning about an impending tsunami within minutes of an earthquake.

Karachi: Pakistan's lifeline or City of Death (Article)

January 31, 2011 at 6:24 PM

New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): In recent times while the world's attention was on events in FATA and North Waziristan, another brutal battle has been raging in Karachi, which is a microcosm of Pakistan, even if the soul they say, is in the Punjabi Lahore.

Karachi-Pakistan's lifeline or City of Death (Article)

January 31, 2011 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): In recent times while the world's attention was on events in FATA and North Waziristan, another brutal battle has been raging in Karachi, which is a microcosm of Pakistan, even if the soul they say, is in the Punjabi Lahore.

Karachi -Pakistan's lifeline or City of Death (Article)

January 31, 2011 at 3:47 PM

New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): In recent times while the world's attention was on events in FATA and North Waziristan, another brutal battle has been raging in Karachi, which is a microcosm of Pakistan, even if the soul they say, is in the Punjabi Lahore.

Karachi -Pakistan's lifeline or City of Death

January 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM

New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): In recent times while the world's attention was on events in FATA and North Waziristan, another brutal battle has been raging in Karachi, which is a microcosm of Pakistan, even if the soul they say, is in the Punjabi Lahore.

Sport superstars take aim at flood

January 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Melbourne/Brisbane, Jan.13 (ANI): International superstars Roger Federer and Lance Armstrong are among many high-profile sportspeople contributing to Queensland flood relief campaigns.

Chile hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake

January 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has been detected in the Pacific near the central coast of Chile, US authorities have said.

Fishermen community observes sixth anniversary of Tsunami in Chennai

December 26, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Chennai, Dec.26 (ANI): Over hundred fishermen and fisherwomen gathered at the Marina Beach here on Sunday to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the tsunami disaster in 2004.

Set-up of Indian Ocean tsunami warning system completed

December 24, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Six years after the tsunami disaster of December 2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed.

Daredevil stunts mark Navy Week celebrations in Gujarat

December 9, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Porbandar (Gujarat), Dec 9 (ANI): To mark Navy Week celebrations, officials of the Indian Navy put on a display of daredevil stunts and conducted mock rescue operations in the coastal city of Porbandar.

Rajya Sabha adjourned in memory of Arjun Sengupta

November 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day on Tuesday as a mark of respect to Dr Arjun K. Sengupta, who breathed his last on September 26 at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences after a brief illness.

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