Japan Earthquake: Timeline

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  • The killer jolt

    The killer jolt
    An undersea earthquake with a magnitude initially put at 8.9, one of the most powerful ever recorded, strikes off Japan's northeastern coast just before 3:00 pm local time. Read More <p>Watch Video: 9RAW: Japan earthquake rocks homes</p>
  • Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake

    Hundreds killed in tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake
    A 10-metre tsunami smashes over the northeastern Japanese coast, causing massive damage and flooding. A series of aftershocks follows, many exceeding a magnitude of 7.0. Read More <br><br><br>Watch: Tsunami inundates Japanese city</p>
  • The devastation in pictures

    The devastation in pictures
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    Japan Earthquake and its aftermath

  • Radiation leak worries Japan

    Radiation leak worries Japan
    A day after a ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast on Friday, five nuclear plants were shut down on Saturday amidst growing concerns of a nuclear meltdown. Read More
  • Millions without food, water, power in Japan

    Millions without food, water, power in Japan
    Millions of Japanese were without drinking water or electricity on Sunday, surviving on instant noodles and rice balls, two days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hammered the northeastern coast, killing at least 1,000 people. Read More
  • In Pics: Day 3: Japan struggles for normalcy as nuclear threat looms

    In Pics: Day 3: Japan struggles for normalcy as nuclear threat looms
    The death toll in Japan's earthquake and tsunami will likely exceed 10,000 in one state alone, an official said Sunday, as millions of survivors were left without drinking water, electricity and proper food along the pulverized northeastern coast.Read More
  • Second explosion occurs at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station.

    Second explosion occurs at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power station.
    Cooling systems failed at another nuclear reactor on Japan's devastated coast on Sunday, hours after an explosion at a nearby unit made leaking radiation, or even outright meltdown, the central threat to the country following a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Read More
  • In Pics: Millions starve as Japan digs for the dead

    In Pics: Millions starve as Japan digs for the dead
    A second explosion at a nuclear plant, fresh tsunami warnings, reports of more powerful earthquakes possibly hitting the island nation, fears of economic recession, and the steady rise in the number of people dead: Japan's woes are far from over. See Pics
  • Indian shares tank over Japan disaster, rate hike worries

    Indian shares tank over Japan disaster, rate hike worries
    Indian equities sank Tuesday on worries over the fallout of the devastating earthquake in Japan that has led to three explosions at nuclear reactors and a possible rate hike by the Indian central bank to curb inflationary pressures. Read More
  • Fresh explosion at quake-hit Japan nuclear plant

    Fresh explosion at quake-hit Japan nuclear plant
    A third explosion in four days rocked the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan early Tuesday, the country's nuclear safety agency said. Read More
  • Infosys calls back all employees based in Japan

    Infosys calls back all employees based in Japan
    Infosys on Tuesday called back all its employees based in Japan. Infosys has around 350 employees working in various projects in Japan. Mohandas Pai, Director Human Resources, Infosys, said: "All employees will return back to India in the next 1-2 days." Read More
  • In Pics: Day 5: The futile rescue efforts and the nuclear spectre

    In Pics: Day 5: The futile rescue efforts and the nuclear spectre
    Fears of a nuclear meltdown escalated sharply Tuesday with an explosion in a third reactor in Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and a fire at a fourth leading to an increase in radiation levels that the government admitted were high enough to impact human health. See Pics
  • Another earthquake rocks Japan

    Another earthquake rocks Japan
    A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Kanto region Wednesday, Xinhua reported. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake, which occurred at 12.52 p.m., originated from a depth of 10 km in the coast of Chiba near Tokyo.Read More
  • Missing toll tops 10,000 in Japan

    Missing toll tops 10,000 in Japan
    The official toll of those dead or missing from Japan's earthquake and tsunami disaster topped 10,000 Tuesday, as the country was rocked by a 6.0 magnitude aftershock. Read More
  • Japan stocks rebound more than 6% after Black Tuesday

    Japan stocks rebound more than 6% after Black Tuesday
    Japan's major stock index rebounded about six percent on Wednesday's opening bell after the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost more than 10 percent in the previous trading session. Read More
  • Japan's emperor urges nation not to give up

    Japan's emperor urges nation not to give up
    Japan's Emperor Akihito expressed his condolences Wednesday to victims of his country's massive earthquake and tsunami and told the Japanese people not to give up. Read More
  • In Pics: After the tsunami comes the snow

    In Pics: After the tsunami comes the snow
    A blanket of snow covered disaster areas of northeast Japan on Wednesday, amid a cold snap in the debris-strewn wastelands created by last week's quake and tsunami catastrophe. See More
  • Japan struggles with power crunch after quake

    Japan struggles with power crunch after quake
    Densely populated Tokyo endured more rolling blackouts on Thursday and faces at least six months of power shortages as earthquake damage to nuclear plants idles factories with possible global repercussions. Read More
  • Japan begins air drop on stricken nuke reactor

    Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor on Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis. Read More
  • Japan shares rise on yen's fall, G7 currency intervention

    Japanese stocks jumped in Friday morning trading as the yen dropped against major currencies after the Group of Seven industrial countries' currency intervention. Read More
  • Fresh quake hits Japan, toll rises to over 7,300

    Fresh quake hits Japan, toll rises to over 7,300
    Even as the toll in the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan has climbed to 7,320 people, another earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked Northern Japan. Read More
  • Radiation levels high in food, Japan fights n-fallout

    Radiation levels high in food, Japan fights n-fallout
    Japan on Saturday said radiation levels in food items were much higher than normal limits near its tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant as workers struggled to restore power to it to prevent a disaster. Read More
  • No resolution for Japan crisis yet

    No resolution for Japan crisis yet
    Cooling efforts on at Fukushima n-plant even as more radiation spews from the stricken reactors; death toll rises to 7,700 with another 15,000 feared dead in Miyagi prefecture alone. Read More
  • Japan enhances efforts to cool nuclear reactor

    Japan enhances efforts to cool nuclear reactor
    A Tokyo fire department truck was to shower tonnes of water upon an overheating nuclear reactor for four more hours on Saturday in north-eastern Japan in hopes of averting a potential meltdown.That would extend the operation to 11 hours for Saturday, public broadcaster NHK said. Read More
  • Fukushima nuclear plant will not operate again

    Fukushima nuclear plant will not operate again
    The earthquake and tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant will never operate again as a power station, the Japanese government has said. Japanese government spokesman Yukio Edano said that the plant, which has six reactors, will eventually be scrapped once the emergency is brought under control, the Australian reports.Read More