Topic: Indian Ocean
Rebel military officers attempted another coup today but voters appeared largely undeterred.
11/17/2010 11:50 am
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Eclipse Edition
Indonesia's Mt. Merapi erupted again on Friday. Officials say most, but not all, of the danger is past.
10/29/2010 10:48 am
A tsunami triggered by a 8.9-magnitude earthquake swamped Japan's northeast coast Friday, picking up cars, ships and houses as it surged as much as three miles inland. The wave generated by the quake, whose epicenter was 80 miles offshore of Sendai, was as high as 30 feet in some spots. There is no official death toll yet, but Japanese officials reported that as many as 300 people have been killed in the city of Sendai alone. But despite the alarming footage of entire houses moving across land, this most recent tsunami was relatively small in size compared to others throughout history. Here are the five of the worst tsunamis on record.
10/28/2010 01:33 pm
Indonesia's tsunami warning system failed because it may have been broken, say officials as death toll climbs above 340.
10/28/2010 11:56 am
Mount Merapi volcano erupted again on Thursday, spewing hot gas and ashes. Elsewhere, rescuers raised the death toll from Monday's tsunami to 343, with more than 300 people still missing.
10/28/2010 09:53 am
As relief agencies scramble to bring supplies to Indonesia's remote Mentawai Islands where a tsunami struck, surfers already on the scene are providing assistance.
10/27/2010 08:54 am
Indonesians once again are having to cope with the hazards of living on a geologically restless archipelago. On Monday, an earthquake generated a tsunami, and a volcano erupted on Tuesday.
10/26/2010 08:22 pm
Indonesia tsunami: Though hundreds of disaster officials were unable to get to many of the villages on the Mentawai islands — reachable only by a 12-hour boat ride — they were preparing for the worst.
10/26/2010 01:01 pm
'China wants a presence. India is unnerved by all of this,' Robert Kaplan, author of 'Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power,' told a small gathering in Cambridge.
10/26/2010 10:45 am